Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fondant First

Dave's brother Brian got remarried between Christmas and New Year's and when he told us that they were going to just have a very small wedding and luncheon with no reception and no wedding cake, I decided that I wanted to make them a wedding cake as our gift to them. You MUST have a wedding cake!

I have done numerous wedding cakes but mostly in the traditional way using buttercream icing and piping on fancy decorations with either buttercream or royal icing. I have never done a wedding cake using fondant before. I haven't really done much with fondant since I was an instructor for Wilton and we learned it in one of the teacher's workshops I attended years ago. I personally don't like the taste of it and I like my cakes to not only look good, but to taste good as well, and not too many people are big fans of the taste of fondant. So, I have just stuck with the traditional ways. But there is so much more you can do with fondant and it is definitely the most popular method right now, so I decided to attempt my first wedding cake using it for Brian and Becki's cake.

Since it was going to be a very small wedding, I did a small cake as well. I have to say I really enjoyed working with the fondant and learning mostly by trial and error (and Cake Central's website) many tricks and methods that made it really fun. I do have to say that I do NOT enjoy rolling the stuff out. That part was tougher than I thought it would be. Of course, I should probably attribute that to the fact that I haven't been to the gym in months and months and the muscles have probably atrophied! It also brought out the carpal tunnel pain. But once that was done, I just had fun with the rest.

At the luncheon

Mackenzie told Taylor he could now be in the PURPLE CLUB!

The finished product

The happy couple cutting their cake. It would have been so sad if they hadn't had a wedding cake - even it is small!

These cousins sure do love each other!

OOPS! Ending the day on a happy note.... that's what I call a slam dunk!



Nancy Mc said...

Beautiful cake! And I hope a very happy couple.

Doran & Jody said...

Great job, Jodi!

How bout making one for my anniversary?

Dawn said...

I am amazed that was your first time working with fondant. Can't tell by looking at that beautiful cake!


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