Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fondant Project Class

Last night I went to the All in One Bake Shop in Austin, and took the Fondant Project Class. The cake was a simple design, but I learned some great decorating tips!
Here are the fondant loops for the top bow.  We added Gum Tex to the fondant we used on the bow, to help it dry quicker.  I was amazed at what a difference this makes!

We covered the cake with a crumb coat, then let it sit.  Next we covered it with white fondant, and decorated it with the bow strips and loops.  I used the paisley impression to give the fondant a fabric look.  It's not my favorite look, but it was good to try a new technique.
I used my new Wilton rolling pin for the first time, that was interesting!  I did not like it as much as my old trusty wooden one, and my hands were sore this morning, go figure.  So, I'm not convinced it is better!  You can see the new rolling pin here in the picture, it's white plastic.  Hope you like my finished cake from the Fondant Project class! 

If you want to learn how to make fondant, here is a link to a very helpful YouTube video-