Thursday, May 26, 2011

Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays#3 - Fondant Cakes

With all the prep going into this weekend's camping trip, boy is it ever nice to be able to write a post without actually making or doing anything new.  When I posted my Swamp Monster Cake last week, there were a lot of comments and e-mails from people who had never tried working with fondant, but had always wanted to.  And to that I say - Just Do It.  Nothing could be easier.  It's just like working with play dough, except you can eat it and it tastes like candy.  I always make mine with Wilton's Liquid Glucose.  The recipe is right on the plastic tub.


You cut powdered sugar into the warm glucose & egg white or glucose & gumtex mixture with a knife,

and then knead it like a dough until smooth.

Then color it using gel colors.

Here's a few that I made Before Blogging:  A baby wrapped in a fringed blanket surrounded by toys for a baby shower cake.  The polka dots rimming the cake are fondant, too.

Poker cards and chips for a poker tournament.  The chips are colored fondant, the cards are white, but drawn on with food color markers.

Sometimes I'll just make a few fondant touches for an otherwise buttercream cake, like the rocks and tree branches for this military ambush cake(WD's birthday cake last year.)  There was a sniper at the top of the hill.

There's been bunches of other fondant cakes, but you know how it is.  You never took a gazillion pictures of everything until you started blogging.  So lets get this party started.  Grab my party button and link up something you did/made/bought before blogging.  This link will stay open for a week.

7 comments:

  1. I love working with fondant and so do my children! Your creations look amazing! X

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  2. Wow, this is so inspiring! I've never tried working with fondant, so thanks for sharing this tutorial. It looks wonderful, especially those cards and poker chips... Thank you for hosting, I just added my link. Have a Happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.~Poppy

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  3. Wow! I had no idea you decorated cakes. Great job! You are a chef and a baker!

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  4. I made it! I just squeezed some time in to write a post so that I wouldn't miss the party :D
    Love this party :D

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  5. What a fun idea for a party! Thanks for inviting me! I posted the chalkboard frames I made 9 months before I started blogging. Wow - Reading over my old post I can't believe how available chalkboard paint is now in all colors - even the tintable from Rustoleum. I made these February 2010. And after all my projects I haven't even begun to make a dent in that huge box of grout!
    Thanks so much for hosting!

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  6. I'm really happy for this post of yours! I've always thought that fondant has to be difficult to make and that you have to cook it or something. Nevertheless, your method looks like I could handle it! Do you think I could use any type/brand of glucose? Wilton's stuff is not sold in my country :/

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