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First forays into fondant

About three years ago I started playing with fondant icing. The results? Some ok looking cakes, but certainly room for improvement.

The first was a cake for a friends fairy birthday party. I can’t even remember what type of cake is under all of that – I think chocolate. The base was simple, butter cream frosting. – the tower was a lot more difficult. Layers of cake held together with butter cream – I seem to recall using a lot if wooden skewers for structural integrity.

Here is the cake part way through.

Despite the skewers, the tower looks wobbly. Again, store bought wafer leaves, and store bought fondant flowers (this was before I had discovered moulds).

The completed cake:

A lot of fun, but quite time consuming.

My second attempt at fondant was for another friend’s birthday. At the time he had a van.

Love the skewers. Anyway, this one was an easier shape for sure.

The finished product:

Looks like my piping needs some work!

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