Tuesday, August 25, 2009

cake!

The (almost) finished cake...
I made a basic cram filling...milk,egg yolk,sugar, and vanilla.

the fondant was one of the messiest things ever! You melt marshmallows, and a splash of water..then 32ox powdered sugar and 1/2c shortening. It STICKS everywhere! (check out the bowl!)



magically, with some food coloring and lots of muscle..it becomes this! I got 3-4lbs! It retails for $13 a pound! I spent $2.67!



These cakes were made with the cupcake recipe posted earlier....except I added almond extract



I used a blackberry jam filling
A rich custard filling...
awaiting the robe of fondant
yum...extra leftover
a bit naked, but done!

5 comments:

5thsister said...

I so want to learn how to bake a decent cake! It's a gift that I have not yet mastered. And fondant scares me. But one of these days, with encouraging posts such as these and when I have the spare time...Watch out!!! I'm glad to see you back, Mama!

BigShotsMom said...

It is bakers like you who give me hope that one day I will have the courage to try fondant. That cake looked beautiful naked, amazing cloaked and I'm expecting out of this world once it's finished. Thanks for sharing your work!

itszalllgoood said...

you cake looks wonderful Michelle. I hope to not be scared of fondant my whole life!

Cindy said...

Your cake looks yummy and now I may have the courage to try fondant. Thank you!

eazychat said...

This cake looks yummy. I wish I could muster up the courage to try fondant.