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Topic: Rock Lobster - First go with marshmallow fondant  (Read 2797 times)
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« on: May 10, 2008 11:40:30 PM »

So I had my first try at marshmallow fondant. Overall I'm happy. My kitchen looks absolutely horrid, but my cakes look purdy. Oh, perhaps it's just me, but does anyone else hate corn starch? There's something about the super compact squeakiness (or perhaps the idea of squeakiness) that I absolutely hate. Rolling out my fondant in the corn starch was icky... Haha. Anyhoodles, on to the cakes.

My friend is having a birthday tomorrow. He and I have conversations about the greatness of Rock Lobster by the B52s. And when he decided to have a get-together for his birthday, the message went out with Bikini Whale as the subject. So I decided his cake would not only star a Rock Lobster (okay, it's a lobster with a rock...) but a Bikini Whale too. The rest of the animals on there are from the end of the song where they sing the sounds of each of the animals.  Oh, and there is a gap in the middle of the cake because I made 2 sheet cakes and then cut and stacked them, so half the cake is funfetti, half is yellow.

I labeled the animals for clarity. And because I like to say Bikini Whale.  You can't tell, but the blue is all swirly and water-looking, with like 4 different colors in it.

This cake is for my mom for mother's day tomorrow. I made the cake from scratch, so we'll see how well that goes whenever we eat it. I wanted the bow to be a bit more 3D, but I was too impatient to let the fondant dry longer into shape. (I used wine corks, they are just the right size for making fondant bows, it would seem.

As you can see, I had lots of fun dying the fondant. Woot. Smiley Oh, and everything on the cakes is made of fondant, except for the "Happy Birthday" and a wave around the bottom of the rock lobster cake, which you can't really see in the pic. And the rock is filled with funfetti frosting.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008 12:13:33 AM »

Wow - those look amazing.

And I now have that song stuck in my head.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008 06:56:50 AM »

Great job on both cakes. Detailing on the seafood one is awesome. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008 09:44:14 AM »

Very cool cakes!

I hope your mother's day one is yummy.  I've mostly given up on scratch cakes, because for the amount of work/time/dishes they require, they don't taste that different from box mixes.  If it's really good, can you share the recipe?

And I love the B-52 cake!  The hair on the whale makes me chuckle.

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008 09:42:31 AM »

cool, great job. love how the bikini whale is wearing a bikini. you can roll it out in powdered sugar!! tastes better too probably.. or between crisco greased wax paper.

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008 03:51:48 PM »

Those are both great.  I have yet to try the fondant, but it always looks so good.

« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008 03:27:48 PM »

I use shortening to roll our fondant-all over the mat, the rolling pin and my hands. Try 10X sugar instead of cornstarch if you need something...

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 09:22:23 PM »

OMG you have no idea how jealous I am of that cake!  I LOVE / have an obsession with the B-52's, and Rock Lobster is pretty much the most amazing song ever (especially the part at the end where they list all the sea creatures and make their "sounds" LOL.) 

Anyway, great job on the cakes!  You are talented at making sea creatures out of fondant  Smiley

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