Thursday, July 28, 2011

Birthday: Fun with Fondant

Well today is my birthday.  Honestly, I was really just planning on skipping it this year since last year's was such a nightmare, but my kind friends and family didn't let me.  Therefore, I figured today would be a perfect opportunity to practice techniques for Xander's birthday cake.  I know, I know, I have three more months!  I have a ton of ideas though, and couldn't wait to try some of them out.

One of the things I attempted was marshmallow fondant.  To entertain Xander while I was rolling it out I put a little in a plastic baggie.  It is kind of like adult play dough, so why not.  Well he squished it for about ten seconds before tasting the bag.  In less than two minutes he had torn a hole and was squeezing the fondant out into his mouth.  Oh boy did he get upset when I took it away!  At least he had a good time with it.  I, on the other hand, had a bit of a struggle.  It did not turn out nearly as smooth as I would have liked.  Glad I decided to practice!

One of my good friends got me a cake turntable for my birthday.  Here is a pic of my partially frosted cake.  I knew I would like having a turntable, but after using it once I don't think I can go back to doing it without!

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