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Topic: I. Hate. Fondant. Here's my seashell cake.  (Read 4601 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2008 09:29:08 PM »

I've never used marshmallow fondant before, just the regular sugar fondant (interestingly, also to make a luau themed birthday cake).  Beautiful cake though!  Lookes like it turned out great.

I should just try sugar fondant then... because this was so bad. Do you have the recipe still?


Recipe?  I just bought the stuff in a box from the craft store!

lol well that would probably help! maybe I should just buy it online somewhere because I don't know any stores around here that would have it...
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2008 09:30:00 PM »

your cake looks lovely!!

I am in the middle of making marshmallow fondant (it's in the "cooling in the fridge overnight" phase) and I pretty much hate it. I am so jealous of your cake. are the shells made out of fondant? or are they chocolate?? love the marble effect on them!

They're chocolate! white with some cocoa melted into and swirled about... Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2008 12:55:37 PM »

it looks great!! i want a piece!! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2008 06:57:58 AM »


lol well that would probably help! maybe I should just buy it online somewhere because I don't know any stores around here that would have it...

Y'all don't have anything like a Walmart? They sell fondant at ours
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2008 09:24:45 AM »

it looks great!! i want a piece!! Smiley

Thanks!


lol well that would probably help! maybe I should just buy it online somewhere because I don't know any stores around here that would have it...
Y'all don't have anything like a Walmart? They sell fondant at ours

yeah the closest walmart is like in some city I've never been to and I don't know where it is... but I'm sure I can find it online somewhere! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2008 09:29:50 AM »

I love the cake!  The shells are gorgeous! Some tips.......1) when working with fondant (particularly mmf!) you need to repetitively slather your hands in crisco....this keeps the fondant the right texture, AND keeps it from sticking to your hands.  It is definately frusturating trying to shape something when you can't even get it to pull apart from itself your you.  2) You can get fondant recipes at www.cakecentral.com (hope admit doesn't mind I did that).  Personally I still use mmf b/c it is much easier to make in my opinion.  Though I did buy fondant from walmart for my last cake (a farm one), just because I was on a really tight time crunch.  It did seem a little easier to work with.  I have though, never actually covered a cake in fondant or mmf- though I use it regularly to make figures. 
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2008 07:28:15 PM »

I love the cake!  The shells are gorgeous! Some tips.......1) when working with fondant (particularly mmf!) you need to repetitively slather your hands in crisco....this keeps the fondant the right texture, AND keeps it from sticking to your hands.  It is definately frusturating trying to shape something when you can't even get it to pull apart from itself your you.  2) You can get fondant recipes at www.cakecentral.com (hope admit doesn't mind I did that).  Personally I still use mmf b/c it is much easier to make in my opinion.  Though I did buy fondant from walmart for my last cake (a farm one), just because I was on a really tight time crunch.  It did seem a little easier to work with.  I have though, never actually covered a cake in fondant or mmf- though I use it regularly to make figures. 

oh man that site is awesome! also, yeah I read you should slather your hands in crisco and so I put a little on the front. So this was a learning experience! haha
Thank you so much for this site, though. I will definitely be using it!
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2008 11:20:45 AM »

Yum. It looks lovely. I've never worked with fondant before though. I'm going to have to try it sometime.
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