January 21, 2009. My first experiment with fondant.
Fondant, for those not in the know, is that new-fangled icing that's all the rage these days. The smooth, thick, moldable stuff seen on wedding cakes. Oh the possibilities, if I can master it. I think it went okay...but I've only just begun. A friend of mine clued me in to a pretty easy fondant recipe, which required 3 ingredients. So far so good.
I kneaded this puppy for a solid 10 minutes, and it looks pretty good. But tomorrow I add color to it and actually attempt to drape it over a cake. That's right, I said drape. So the goal is to roll it out and gracefully lay it over the cake...at which point it will just perfectly lie in place and produce the most exquisite looking baked good of all time. I'm sure there is a catch that I am about to learn. But for now, I am in a state of blissful naivete.
Actually, I'm just hoping for something non-lumpy or tie-dyed looking. I'll let you know, with pictures of course, how it goes.
On another note, it seems our household was invaded by aliens today...the kids pulled these red plastic cups out of some cabinet/closet/drawer/nook/cranny about a week ago and they have been sitting on our counter ever since. Instead of putting them away (wouldn't even know where to start with that), I decided to craft:
Happy Thursday...if anyone has any fondant tips, send them this way!