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« on: August 20, 2009 02:32:24 PM »

So I made this cake for my mom because she was having a really terrible first week of school (she's a 5th grade social studies teacher)- to be fair it wasn't the kids giving her trouble it was the principal! I made it for her because I thought it might cheer her up and we have sort of an inside joke about giant pandas.

It was also an excuse to experiment with fondant. I did buy store bought from Hobby Lobby. And, I don't think I'll ever do store bought fondant again. I'm not sure if anyone else has had a bad experience but it was hard to make it cooperate and it tasted terrible. I had such high hopes because I love cake decorating shows (where I know they make their own) But alas I was disappointed.

Anyway here is the cake, it had a few cracks which i tried to fix when on the cake already and it didn't work-- oh well, live and learn. If anyone has any DELICIOUS fondant recipes I'd be thrilled if you shared so I can rectify my fondant fiasco.
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009 04:28:37 PM »

one of my favorite fondant recipes!


« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009 11:37:49 PM »

That's so cute, it would be hard for me to eat.  I personally have not made fondant but have noticed several postings for fondant and marshmelllow fondant here on craftster. I've tried the store bought fondant and it is hard to work with and does taste bad.

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009 11:07:02 AM »

That looks so cute! I think the trick to first time project that look great is to keep it simple. Smiley (Now, to remember that the next time I try to decorate a cake...)
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009 05:50:34 PM »

Ahh I like the panda it's cute. I've never tasted or used fondant from the stores. I made marshmallow fondant once before and I would use it again for a cake. You are a much better cake decorator than I am.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009 08:34:03 PM »

love it..the panda is soo cute..I am sure she LOVED it..

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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009 10:54:56 AM »

ah I love it. My sister and I have a bit of a running joke about pandas and she would love it too! Where I live [in europe] fondant from the shops, does not taste bad, but I have heard it a lot on here!

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