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« on: February 25, 2013 07:13:00 AM »

So I've just finished a bunch of cake decorating classes and I had a cake order and I wanted to share it with you!

It's a tire cake, the birthday guy's name is Greg so I went with "Gregyear" instead of "Goodyear" and his birthdate instead of the typical tire numbers. It's a 'zebra cake' (chocolate and vanilla layered up so it looks like zebra when stacked) covered in strawberry buttercream, oreo flavoured fondant and then decorated to look like a tire.

They were very happy with it, so I would say my first order was a success!


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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013 08:02:36 AM »

Oh, super! It looks amazing. I'd say your first order was most definitely a success!
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013 08:56:33 AM »

Thanks! They said it was the best cake they ever ate... they might have been just being nice, but still! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013 01:05:14 PM »

You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013 10:14:33 AM »

Great job, it looks great and sounds delicious.

How do you make Oreo fondant?
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013 10:27:40 AM »

Wink You don't.... you buy it from the local pro-cake supply store.

It's actually by a company called Fond-x and they make excellent tasting fondant that's not overly sweet or saccharine tasting. And their black fondant has a signature "oreo" taste.

On another note: I have made marshmallow fondant before... HOWEVER it's very very stretchy, tears easily and shows marks like nobody's business. It just doesn't cover as nicely as a pro-made fondant.

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013 01:07:01 PM »

Interesting, I had very similar experience with marshmallow fondant.  I may need to try the commercial stuff if I try it again.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2013 01:28:58 PM »

There's a store in Pickering that I go to, but they have a website and you can order online. They have great products and fair prices if you want to check them out. It's www.flourconfection s.com

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013 08:04:32 AM »

thanks for the link, I may need to try them out.  mr.kjlutz was salivating at the idea of oreo fondant. 
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