Sunday, May 2, 2010


On Wednesday nights in April I did a fondant and gum paste cake class with my friends Lisa and Becca. My friend Kirsten was going to do it too, but ended up not being able to. I did the class at the same place where I took my first class in January. Look in my previous posts if you don't know what I'm talking about. I was really excited to do this class because I really like how fondant looks. I was actually kinda nervous because I knew NOTHING about fondant. The teacher was great though and gave us a lot of tips about fondant and how to cover our cakes. She also gave us a recipe for marshmallow fondant which I think tastes a lot better than a lot of other fondants that I have tried. It's really not that bad to make either. I was quite proud of the first cake that I covered in fondant. It was nowhere near perfect, but for my first attempt I was pretty proud of myself. The first class we just learned a whole bunch of different decorating techniques. I just covered my cake in things that we learned to do in class that night. Therefore, my cake looks really random and a little weird. I took it to work the next day and everyone liked it, so I guess it wasn't that weird. Here it is:

And another one:

The third week of class we didn't have to make a cake because we were just learning how to make some flowers out of gum paste. I ended up making a pretty good carnation and some daisies. I didn't take any pictures of them so you all will just have to believe me. For the fourth and final class we had to bring another cake covered in fondant. This one didn't turn out as good as the first one. I think it's because I was in a hurry when I did it and probably a little stressed out too. It turned out fine though. For this class we learned some border techniques and how to do some cute cut-outs. Here's my final cake. I think it turned out pretty cute:

Another view:

I really had a lot of fun in this class and I'm so glad I took it. I feel like I learned a lot about fondant and can now make some fun cakes. Of course I'm going to have to practice a lot before I make amazing cakes, but I have plenty of future birthday's to practice on. The classes were a little expensive because of all of the supplies you had to get, but I think it was worth it. Like I told Eric, "It's an investment in our children's future birthdays!!"


D & C Larson said...

Holy cow check out those cakes! I am impressed! And I hear that cake you brought to work was delish! (so jealous I missed out) You are doing great Allison!

Sarah said...

Wow! Impressive cakes. You are making me hungry. Love that it is an investment...I completely agree :)