My First Fondant Cake!

This is my very first attempt at a fondant cake. I decided to use fondant to make a cake for my friend Kim’s birthday cake.  I hope you guys like it!

These are flowers I made using rolled out fondant, a flower shaped cutter, pearl sprinkles, and a skewer (for detailed lines).

Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the process in which I made the quilted pattern and dyed the main piece of fondant! There are a few different methods to achieve this “quilted” look.

1. Impression Mat/ Stencil (simply press template onto the fondant)
2. Long Skewers/ Roller (Evenly space & lightly press into fondant in a uniform pattern)

I played around with the flowers and placed them where I thought they would look best. (Honestly, I had a bit of cracking and my priority was to cover those cracks! Haha!) Then I placed a pearl in every corner of the squares. I also decided to apply a tiny amount of frosting  to keep the pearls in place. And lastly, I piped a simple border on the bottom with a slightly larger round tip.

Final product! 🙂 I used a black frosting to pipe the letters to not only match the border, but to give it some good contrast as well. The white/lavender/black color scheme is the one I chose to use for this cake, but the  possible color combinations are endless! I really like the turn out of this cake and I hope to make some more fondant cakes soon!

Friendly warning: Fondant cakes take a lot longer than regular cakes that are just frosted. They take more time, patience, and craftsmanship. Practice makes perfect! 🙂 Good luck!

Here is a step-by-step tutorial I found on YouTube of the whole process. The best way to learn is to watch others do it and then try it yourself!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOjj-yxZeEs&feature=related

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