Saturday, January 21, 2012

Marshmallow Fondant Recipe & steps with pictures

First start with a little shortening. I don't measure, just throw a big spoon full in your kitchenaid mixer.

Fill a microwave safe bowl with marshmallows. 


Add a little water. just a couple teaspoons. Then mix water into marshmallows with your hand. Make sure that all of the marshmallows are a bit wet. (not soggy wet)


Microwave the marshmallows for 30 seconds. then mix.


Microwave for another 30 seconds, then mix.



If they are not melted yet, then microwave for another 30 seconds. mix (do this as long as you need to. All microwaves differ)


Once the marshmallows are melted, pour them into your mixer on top of the shortening.

Then add a cup of SIFTED powdered sugar. (if your powdered sugar is not sifted you will have lumps in your fondant and you will not be able to fix it. Make sure you have a big bowl of pre sifted powdered sugar ahead of time)) 

Mix. keep mixing until the marshmallow mixture looks like icing; nice and soft. (if you want to add color, you can do it now. If you need to do multiple colors you can do it by hand kneading it later. 


Then add more powdered sugar. Add a cup at a time until it comes to a thicker, but not too thick consistency of fondant. It will be sticky, but not too sticky.  



Pat your hands in powdered sugar to help get all of the fondant off the paddle. 
Use a spoon to scrape the fondant out of the bowl.
Make sure your work surface is VERY clean, then sift powdered sugar VERY generously onto your work surface.
Knead in powdered sugar if you need to (by hand). I usually need to because i don't want to add too much in the mixer and have to throw away all my hard work. 
Then let your fondant sit for a while. Maybe an hour or so until it is room temp. This is the only time you can let your fondant sit out. Any other time your fondant will dry out.

Then roll it out using more powdered sugar under it. It will stick if there is not enough powdered sugar.
  

Pick up fondant (i drape fondant over both of my forarms to transport fondant to the cake.)


Then cover cake! Tips for a square/rectangle  cake; do the corners first by forming them around the cake, then do the sides.
use a small roller to cut the access fondant from the cake.


Decorate!!



If you have extra fondant left over, roll it in a ball and cover with shortening. Then store it in a thick ziplock bag. ( I use freezer ziplock bags) It should stay soft for a week or so but i throw mine away after a few days if i'm not going to use it.

Good Luck!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tiered Baby Shower Cake



This is a 3 tier baby shower cake i did.



The baby I made from a gum paste mold. I made the hat and diaper cover out of fondant. Hand painted the face and accents.


100% edible!





Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Sports Cakes!








Hockey Mini Cake!
Texas Rangers hat cake
Raiders Football Field Cake!
100 % edible! I free handed the raiders logo in buttercream icing with a paint brush! It turned out pretty good!
3 tier sports cake!
100% edible!
Millions of mini sports cookie favors!

Mini golf cake
6" round with 4 layers of cake 
100% edible (except for flag)
Hunting/fishing camo cake
The boat and fishing pole are NOT edible

3D Volleyball Cake!
Fondant covered 100% edible
Race car cookie favors!
(these took FOREVER!)
Fondant covered & hand painted
100% edible
Personalized 49er Jersey Cake
100% edible
golf cakes
golf set-not edible
Football Cupcakes
fondant footballs
100% edible




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mini Wedding Cake





So...my cousin decided to go get hitched and not tell anyone! Thanks butthole! Anyway, after the bitterness faded, i decided that i needed to make them a mini wedding cake to show my love and excitement for them!


So i whipped up this lil guy! Its about 10 inches high (at the most). 3 tier Butter Pecan cake with Dolce de Leche buttercream filling!!

I love LOVE LOVE Cherry Blossoms, so i decided that that is what i would paint on their cake. After many coats of pearl sheen... Voila! a mini little wedding cake! I hope you like it because i loved making this!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Baby Rump shower cake!



Yes, it's a baby's Butt! 
I was given a picture of what my client wanted so i remade it into my own thing. 



Baby bootie is made from rice krispie treats that i made and molded into the shape i needed. Then the treat was iced in buttercream and covered in fondant. i did put a fondant diaper on the baby LOL. Then added a little leopard print dress- per clients request (so adorable!)



The cake was 2 different flavors. Top tier was Chocolate cake with cookies n cream custard filling. Bottom tier was red velvet with cream cheese filling. The gold bow was the only thing not edible on this cake.



So, this is the finished product! Congrats to the parents to be!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

May the force be with you


Help me Obwan Kenobi!! 

Sugar cookies with royal icing.


I am your father!! 


Laugh it up fuzzball


Boba Fett!! My personal favorite of the bunch.


These aren't the droids we're looking for.








Th..ere ..... is..... a..no..ther..... Ssskky......Wal....Ker!



UuuuMMM TEEE DEEE!!