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71  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: icing/fondant advice on: July 07, 2009 06:08:14 PM
I followed the directions on this website and it turned out great. It was easy to make and there are tons of FAQ's and pics that show you step by step how to make the fondant and how to apply it to the cake. The most important tip I found on the site was to use the exact same size of cake board as the cake. You put a can or something stable under the cake board.Then you can roll out the fondant about 2 inches larger than what you need, then the wrinkles in the fondant will be in the excess fondant that gets cut off. It makes a perfect, wrinkle free cake, which seems to be the hardest part.
I made a 3 tier anniversary cake that turned out so great because of this website.

whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm   

If the web address doesn't work for you, type Fondant 101 marshmallow fondant into a search engine and it will come up (usually the first entry)
The icing is kind of a playdough type of texture and kind of sweet but it was MUCH better than store bought. It stays pliable. You can draw on it with icing markers and I didn't find that it showed fingerprints at all. It's not that expensive to make so whip up a batch a do a trial run!
Good luck on your project!!
72  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Kawaii monsters holding baby animals on: July 07, 2009 05:26:49 PM
Super cute! I love all of them but I like the blue one with the baby duck the best! I love the colour! Thanks for sharing!
73  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lilac Mermaid Prom Dress on: July 07, 2009 06:56:26 AM
Amazing!!! That is such a beautiful dress! I am so impressed. I doubt anyone believed you that it was homemade since it looks professionally made! Awesome job!
74  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Boob cake help on: July 06, 2009 08:51:16 PM
How big is the bowl? Generally, you shouldn't fill any pan more than 2/3 full but if you are using a deep bowl (3" or more) you will need a heating core. Wilton sells them and they will help cook the cake evenly. (So the inside is cooked at the same time as the outside.) I'd probably check your cake recipe, use the time for a sheet cake or check it after 30-35 minutes. Better to check it too early than not early enough! I made a stand up Barbie cake with a Wilton Wonder Mold cake pan. The cake was the bottom of the dress but the pan looked like a boob to me before the doll was added. You might want to check out the instructions for that pan on wilton.com (free pdf instructions just search Wonder Mold Pan ) because it might help with some baking instructions (time, amount of batter etc.).
Good luck with your boob cake!
75  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Twilight Cake! on: July 06, 2009 08:30:47 PM
Very cool idea on how to make fake blood! I probably would have used piping gel and it would have looked fake. I never thought about chocolate syrup. Brilliant!
The flowers were great too-especially since you could re use them.
Well done- thanks for the great ideas!!
76  COOKING / Dessert / Re: first try at fondant... no laughing!! on: July 06, 2009 12:53:24 PM
Hi,
Your cake looked great especially since you were a fondant newbie!! I was a fondant newbie too but there is a great website with a marshmallow fondant recipe (easier to make and tastes better in my opinion) and lots of good instructions on how to apply the fondant so that it looks like a cake from a bakery! Just type in marshmallow fondant into your search engine and you should be able to find it. I think it was called Fondant 101- marshmallow fondant.
I had to make a three tier cake for a relative's anniversary party and this website was so great! The best tip was to make sure you don't get any wrinkles you have to put the cake on a cake board that is the exact size of the cake. Put the cake board on a can or something smaller than the cake board (something stable) so that when you put the fondant on the wrinkles hang down below the cake, then cut the fondant. You'll get a wrinkle free cake every time! My cake turned out beautifully because of the great tips and instructions. Lots of pics sure helped. Why learn by trial and error when you can learn from someone else's mistakes!
Your cake looked great and I'm sure the next one will be even better!  Smiley
77  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The always adorable... Torchic on: July 06, 2009 12:25:50 PM
Too cute! I went to your website and all the Pokemon were so well done. Great job! I'm going to keep checking back and hopefully you'll have a pattern for Aipom (the little purple monkey!)
78  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Starwars Cakes on: July 06, 2009 09:48:36 AM
These are great! I use the marshmallow fondant too and people seem to like it better. I have never had much success with really dark colours either. They always taste awful- I wish there was a solution. I try to avoid using black and use the darkest chocolate icing instead.
You did an awesome job! They are so cute- thanks for the pics.
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