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« on: November 17, 2008 03:23:18 PM »

My friend Lauren just got married Saturday and I did the cake. It was carrot cake with pumkin cream cheese frosting, marshmallow fondant and meringue "onions".

The carrot cake was a Betty Crocker boxed mix. I added extra cinnamon, nutmeg and a whole grated carrot per box.
I got this recipe for marshmallow fondant from cakejournal.com. It was super easy, tasty and I'll never make any other fondant again!
I was going to do truffles for the onions, but with the fondant the cake was super sweet. I ended up doing meringues and the light crunch was a perfect accent to the rest of the cake.





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After sponge painting with thinned green royal icing





Cake topper: I made it a combo of Shrek/Coby and Fiona/Lauren
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I used 5 mixes, 2 pounds of cream cheese, 4 pounds of marshmallows, 10 pounds of powdered sugar, 24 eggs and a crap ton of other stuff. The largest cake was 47 inches around, middle was 39 and smallest was 27. It was a huge hit and nobody minded that it was green.  Cheesy

The topper took a week and the cake took 3 days.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008 03:28:04 PM »

 Omg, I LOVE this!! Haha, that is so awesome, you did a really good job on it! I love the 'onions', so cute. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008 03:28:43 PM »

Love it!! The list of ingredients is awe-inspiring, too!

I wish we'd had a Shrek themed wedding! ("champagne" themed seems so tame!)

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008 03:30:19 PM »

Holy Moly, that cake topper is freaking awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008 03:30:54 PM »

That turned out awesome!! The color is fabulous!! I love the idea of merengues on a cake too, I love them. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008 03:34:35 PM »

Thank you so much everyone!  Shocked  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008 03:40:29 PM »

That's a really cool cake! Does the topper somewhat resemble the bride and groom (hair color, outfits)?  I ask because I don't remember there being a kilt in the movie.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008 04:03:52 PM »

Aww!! Cheesy

I love the onions -- so funny (and tasty, I bet!)!
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008 04:06:42 PM »

Your cake is lovely!! I am inspired to try fondant some time!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008 04:59:51 PM »

That's a really cool cake! Does the topper somewhat resemble the bride and groom (hair color, outfits)?  I ask because I don't remember there being a kilt in the movie.  Smiley

Oh yeah, sorry! The groom wore a kilt and is a huge hairy dude. Fiona's hair is done in Lauren's signature bun. They aren't dressed in the wedding attire exactly, but it was cute.
Aww!! Cheesy

I love the onions -- so funny (and tasty, I bet!)!

They are so addictive! I fired off a tray with my blowtorch to see what they looked like toasted brown. They didn't look as much like onions so we ate them!  Cheesy They tasted like toasted marshmallow cotton candy.  Cheesy

Your cake is lovely!! I am inspired to try fondant some time!!

I hereby swear my devotion to marshmallow fondant.
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