Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wedding cakes

I did another wedding cake this weekend even though after last weekend I had sworn to never do another cake. I can't remember ever having so much fun doing a cake before. I used this cake as my guinea pig tried out a couple of new techniques and was deliriously happy with the result.

Apparently fondant icing tastes really, really bad. But it makes the cake look as smooth as a baby's butt really nice so people use it. The cake is first frosted with buttercream and then covered with fondant. When the cake is served the fondant is supposed to be peeled off (think like an orange) but mostly this doesn't happen. The fondant is served with the cake and, even though edible, the fondant really doesn't add to the whole cake experience.

I found a new technique on-line that makes the buttercream appear to be fondant. That way you have the nice smooth look without the whole wax eating experience of fondant.

The swags on the above cake are actually fondant, but homemade marshmallow fondant. So, although better tasting, I recommended that the swags not be served with the cake. The fondant has the taste/texture of a really thick marshmallow.

The innards cake itself was lemon with a homemade blueberry filling. Yummy!

And because you are curious about my disastrous cake from last weekend you asked for a pix of the last cake, here it is. Taken by my husband's cell phone, and almost not at all because I didn't know if I wanted photographic proof of the cake from Hades.

You can look, but don't mention it to me if we talk in person. I'm still suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


Torina said...

Wow. WOW.

Ginger said...

I really wish you & I lived a little closer together...I do have girls coming up in age and all that. ;)

mom24boys said...

GORGEOUS! And I am doubly impressed that their is not a finger-track on it...even if I were crafty enough to create something so beautiful, one of my boys would surely take a swipe at it!