Thursday, August 18, 2011

So Pretty!

Last night was class number 2 of the Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Methods class.  This class required a square cake, which I've never done.  It didn't start out too great,  my bake even strips wouldn't fit around the pan so my corners got to done.  I especially noticed that when I ate it this morning.  Anyway!  When we got to class we needed to have two loops made like last week cause we were making a flat bow with streamers and ribbon on the top of the cake. 

Covering a square cake with Fondant wasn't all that fun.  My corners did not want to cooperate and I was glad to see we got the opportunity to make and use a border.  We covered the cake first and then we made 2 5"x1" stips and cut a "v" at the bottom for the streamers.  Then we had to make the ribbon that would wrap around the cake one way and then the connecting ribbon that wrapped the other way.  In case you don't know you use a Gum Paste glue to make your fondant pieces stick to your fondant cake.  You can use water but this dries faster.

1/4 teaspoon Gum Paste
1 tablespoon water

Break the Gum Paste into small bits and pour the water over, let it sit for an hour.

Once we got the ribbon on the cake we took the already cut streamers and placed them on and glued them down.  Then I used paper towels underneath the streamers to give them some shape until the dried.  For the center of the bow you make a 1"x3" strip and pinch then ends like you would if you were making loops.  You position the loops on the cake and clue them down and then position the center piece and tuck it around so you cannot see the pinched ends.

To make the border we used some of Wiltons, silicone molds.  You just fill the designe you want with the fondant and pop it out and glue it to the cake.  Just like magic!

Silicone mild
I think this is probably the prettiest cake I've made so far.

We also made our first Fondant rose in this class.  You use a cutter and make 3 individual flowers then slit the petals and use the ball tool to make them curl and glue them together.  Actually there is more too it but it's too complicated to tell without pictures of each step so I'll just show you the finished product.

Next week in the cake class is all about flowers, we will be making 5 different ones and one bonus flower that our instructor Sandy did on a wedding cake for the weekend.  The final cake we have to make is of our own design.  Anything we want to make I'm excited to see if what I have in my head actually works out on the cake.  We'll see!

Bye Y'all!




I took that class also and did the same cake for my final class. I think yours turned out way better than mine!! SO very pretty. You are going to be an amazing cake decorator!!


Thank you very much!!! I'm trying!!


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