Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fondant Chicks

I tried making chicks last night for an Easter cake I am doing this week. I think they came out pretty good for cartoony looking chicks. I found a woman in the UK that has some youtube videos on making different figures. Tonight I am going to try making sheep and maybe bunnies if I can find a good video on them. I am excited to see how they turn out.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fondant and Gumpaste final

This cake was a ton of fun to make. I made all the fondant and colored it myself, no packaged fondant used. the gumpaste daisies took about 3 hours to make ahead of time and had to dry. The box with the daisies on the top was very simple to make. My teacher Dhanya is so patient and very helpful. I clearly could not have done this without her. I can't wait until the 2nd week of April to start our next class! I think I will make some more fondant cakes in the meantime to get better at covering the cake and to try out some new ideas. So much FUN!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Gum paste flowers

I think it is official... I love decorating with fondant and gumpaste.
Dhanya did a great job of showing us how to make carnations, daises and the fantasy flower (whatever flower that is) as well as some leaves. It is so much fun to do and they end up looking beautiful! I will certainly be making more for my final next week and more to just practice. :o)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fondant Course Week 2

When I signed up for this Fondant class at Michaels, the store employee failed to give me the instructions on what to bring to class on the first week. Well I apparently was not the only one this happened to as only 1 out of 10 of us had the supplies for last weeks class. So we mostly just watched our teacher, Dhanya demonstate how to roll, measure and cover a cake with fondant. We talked with us about making fondant and that kind of stuff too.

Last nights class was the Week 2 class. We came to class with our cakes already covered with fondant and ready to decorate. The cake was to be a practice cake and not a pretty finished cake because we were practicing 4 styles on 1 cake. It was pretty fun and not too hard. When I got home and looked at my cake, it looked like it wanted to be pretty...so I spent about 30 minutes adding more details and flowers. One side has 1/4 inch boarders and swag and then at home I did the other side in 1/8 inch boarders and swag... I like the 1/8 inch much better. This cake is an example of the draping technique, kerchief, 1/4 inch trim and swags and then 1/8 inch trim and swags. The flowers are just basic flower cookie cutters, nothing special. Next week we will be making gumpaste flowers! YAY not too bad for a first cake!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wilton Course 1

I have added a photo album with just the cakes I made while taking the Wilton Course 1 at Michaels. I am having so much fun! We just started the course on Fondant last night. I think this is going to be so much fun working with fondant. I am interested to see after these 4 weeks if I will like frosting/icing decorations or fondant.