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Old 06-26-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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Don't laugh, used fondant for the first time

Here are some pictures of a box cake I made and decorated with a box of Wilton Fondant. I have never used this product and didn't want to spend my time on the cake, I used yellow box cake mix, so I could focus on learning to use fondant. It was really fun. As you can see, I still have A LOT to learn. heheh I think the rose may have been a little too big. And it's not positioned exactly in the center...come to think of it, I should have positioned it in the corner or something...


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htc... as long as it tastes good that's all that matters lol
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what is fondant?
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:10 PM   #5
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htc,it looks lovely...If you saw they way it would have turned out if I'd done it, you'd have a real knee slapper
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Old 06-26-2005, 09:26 PM   #6
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It's a cooked confection made of sugar, water and cream of tartar. After cooking, it has to be beaten and kneaded.

It is used to make a "frosting" for cakes. It can also be used to make cake decorations, etc.
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Old 06-26-2005, 09:59 PM   #7
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I don't know if I would have liked the taste. Might have been too sweet for me. I followed Wilton's buttercream frosting and man did THAT taste sweet. The box of fondant says to put a thin layer of frosting on then put the rolled fondant on. Can I use whipped cream frosting instead of buttercream? So it's not as sweet? I was afraid it wouldn't hold properly...
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htc, congratulations!! The cake looks great. I think that it is wonderful that you had the courage to try something new.
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htc, what a great first try with fondant! I need to practice with it too--it's just something I don't get around to enough. Did you like the Wilton pre-made fondant?

I'd stick to using the buttercream under the fondant. Whipped cream contains too much moisture and would be absorbed into the cake and the fondant. Buttercream acts as a better glue. I agree, Wilton's recipe is really sweet! Like you said, though, you don't need much at all--a crumb coat is sufficient.
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:55 AM   #10
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PA, I really liked the premade fondant. Though I don't have anything to compare it to since I've never made sugar paste (?). I wonder if using fonant is the same as using marzipan...if I can shape it into little things.

Thanks for the advice with the frosting. hehehe. I used the whole recipe of frosting on one cake. yikes! It was because I was lazy to cut and level off my cake, so I needed the frosting to make it even. I also figured the person who the cake is going to loves sweet, so that doesn't hurt. I have left over fondant that I am going to use to practice making the smaller roses. This was really fun to do and I will DEFINITELY use fondant again.

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