Fondant adds a special zest to cakes, pastries, and candies. See for yourself as a cake decorator creates fun with fondant.
I’m one of those people who like to make things from scratch—when I can, which usually translates into when I have the time. But when it comes to birthdays I make a scratch cake whether time allows or not. I just make the time, even if I have to stay up extra late. For me it is a way of celebrating in a special way someone’s birthday. If you want to get sticky about it, it’s a way of showing your love.
Which led me to Cake Decorating: Fun with Fondant.
I was scouring around on the internet, looking for something different to do. My son’s birthday was coming up, and he has such a sweet tooth. And I discovered fondant. It looked like so much fun. Great colors, endless possible shapes to make, and oh-so-sweet too.
In another life I could see me becoming a fondant wizard. I loved how the colors became more intense as the gel was added to the fondant and then blended as Robin kneaded it. As she rolled out each color I was reminded of my years making clay sculptures. She even had the same type of tool box and cutters as I did. Maybe I should have majored in fondant instead of clay. I wanted to put down the camera and get in there and decorate a cake!
I went home armed with new possibilities. But wouldn’t you know it, my son requested good ole carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, which I was happy to oblige.