Saturday, January 02, 2010

Fabulous Fondant

I hope you are all enjoying the holidays. We have been so busy around here! Most of our children and their families have visited in the last couple of weeks, and the rest will arrive in a few days. We've had such a good time. A few nights ago we had a creative activity. My son and his wife took a fondant class earlier this year, and they made these fabulous creations,

...so several nights ago we all gathered 'round and they taught us a little about cake decorating with fondant. Earlier in the day my son made 7 two layer mini-cakes for us to practice our techniques.

That night they taught us the basics. First you cut the top off the bottom layer to make it flat, and you straighten up the sides. Some cream cheese frosting is added between the layers and a thin layer of butter cream frosting is added to the top and sides of the cake. The fondant sticks to the butter cream frosting...

Then they demonstrated fondant rolling and placement, and we were ready to decorate...

Here's the creation I made...

And here are a few more that were made by family members that night...

This was such a fun family activity!

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12 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Sounds like everyone had a very "sweet" time. Yes I know that is a bad pun...


Those are gorgeous, maybe a new career, handbags, and iced cakes.

Jen

Tolentreasures said...

What a fun project! Your cake is beautiful!

Cathy

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

They are so perfect. What a fantastic thing to do with your family.
You're all very talented... cake business in your future?

~Amy

Tins and Treasures said...

Your cake is fabulous. I would love to know how to do this!

Happy New Year ~Natalie

Terry said...

How beautiful...I don't know if I could ever do that. You did a great job.

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Cha Cha said...

These are beautiful, we also spent time in the kitchen as a family, I love it. I know it will get even better as my girls get older. Thanks for sharing my oldest is wanting to try to do one of your ideas.

Renee said...

So good! Fondant always looks so professional and precise. How did it taste?

Suzanne said...

They tasted fabulous!

Kristine said...

What a cute fun family activity! Everyone was so creative and different :)

rosie's whimsy said...

What great masterpieces! A fun project to do ...and eat!

Suzy said...

How fun Suzanne! I recently learned how to make marshmallow fondant and the possibilities are endless! Glad you got to spend some good times with family!

Aunt Spicy said...

What a great idea for a family activity! And everything turned out so super cute!