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« on: May 09, 2009 07:12:25 PM »

So, with my search for different types of rolled icing (as a request from a friend who didn't like the marshmallow fondant, she wants me to decorate her cakes from now on LOL)   I found this recipe:  http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7060-6-Cream-Cheese-base-fondant.html
  What better cake to try it on then a carrot cake.  And of course I need an excuse to make a cake.  And with Mothers day being tomorrow it was a great one!

close up of the carrots, do the greens look realistic enough?  or do they at least get the point across?


top view.  Doesn't look to bad here.


On this one you can see this fondant cracks easily.  Thats okay for now.  Just more practice with it I think.


As for flavor and texture, the icing is pretty tasty, though next time I skip out on the almond extract.  I've never had luck with that extract, it always tastes weird to me.   It also has a nicer texture then the MMF (which is chewy)  Kind of melt in your mouth~ish.  Lets hope the MIL likes it too, since the cake is technically for her!

comments and criticism welcome, I'm always looking to improve!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009 01:24:59 PM »

 yes, they look like carrot greens. I'll have to check out the link.  I am always looking to learn more, so i can do more myself. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009 05:11:20 PM »

The carrots definitely get the point across.  You did a fabulous job on this cake, for an experiment.

I checking out this site.  I want to try this, but I don't care much for the fondant, either.

Anyway, nice work.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009 06:51:13 PM »

Thanks!

I should mention that in the recipe, she states it will cover one cake,  The recipe will likely cover 2 cakes, this was an 8 inch circle,  about 5 inches high.  It got rave reviews at the family lunch today.  The ones who had tasted fondant before liked this cream cheese fondant much better, more creamy melt in your mouth like.   I can't however say that this would go good with just any cake, I'm thinking it would have to be a spice cake, oatmeal cake, something with a little more substance then a regular white or chocolate cake. 
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