This year I also took on fondant. I have been wanting to work with fondant for a while and hadn't been able to find any vegan recipes but luckily I came across a "Rolled Butter cream" recipe on allrecipes.com which was vegan! I was so excited!!!
So on to making the cakes. I started by mixing 3 cakes and ended up using 6 of the Chocolate cake recipes. Two for the small cake and four for the large. I was in such a hurry for the first 3 cakes I ended up only using half the cocoa in the recipe for the first large cake. I was worried it would taste funny but I actually think it tasted more like the mellow taste of a red velvet cake. So for people who like chocolate but not tons try using half the recipe it still works and tastes really good.
|Forgot to use Cocoa to powder my pans... so they were both covered in flour.|
Didn't ruin the taste but they didn't look very pretty until I put icing on them. Next cakes I used cocoa.
|The beginning of the fondant.|
|Totally mixed getting ready for the fridge.|
|Started to add coloring. Made 4 or 5 colors all turned out pretty.|
After the cakes cooled and I took them from there pans I cut the tops off, so they would lay flat, and not crack. Then I noticed they were to small and so I made 3 more cakes... This time I remembered all the chocolate... :)
So after the cakes finally cooled I crumb icinged them with a little more icing then a crumb layer because my sister loves chocolate. Then started working with the fondant. Problem was every time I rolled it out it all fell apart. It took some doing but I kneaded in some more powder sugar and then stuck it in the fridge to get cold. It was much easier to work with then. The 2nd batch I got to much sugar in and that caused it to crack when I put it on the cake. So it is a very small balance at which you need to fall between to get the fondant to not crack or sloth off. But I had fun working with it and it is something I will definitely do again.
|First color took some work. But it went on pretty smooth. |
The purple one cracked a little though and was more bumpy.
I also made cupcakes for her whole class and I took them to school the following day which was actually her B-day. She turned 9. So
|Made 24 of these and they were yummy too.|
Happy B-Day Baby Girl!!!!!!!