Fun with Fondant

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Superhero Cake

Isaac’s Superhero Cake

I have always loved to bake, and in honor of being a wannabe foodie, I always decorated my desserts using simple and complimentary ingredients to enhance the flavor of the dessert (fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs, etc).  Although intrigued by serious cake decorating, I quickly judged fondant covered cakes as adult play dough.  I would never subject my taste buds to such mediocrity, when I could cover my cakes in rich butter cream, tangy cream cheese, or dark chocolate fudge!  Who wants a cake that looks good, when you can eat a cake that tastes good?!?

In November, however, my nephew Isaac requested a Super Hero cake for his 4th birthday party.  I had a feeling that a super hero cake, using chocolate chips and raspberries, wasn’t exactly what he had in mind, so I decided to embark on a full out fondant adventure!  I searched the Internet for some general ideas and sketched a design that I thought would be Isaac-approved and Annie-able.

As I started to work with the fondant, I quickly confirmed that it is totally edible adult play dough, but then…  I remembered just how much I love play dough, and I was an instant fondant convert. Fondant cake decorating is like ultimate edible arts and crafts!   I am still a fondant newbie, but I am having a blast as my adventures continue!

Confession of a *wannabe* foodie… I love decorating cakes with fondant! (you can have tasty cake and delicious icing underneath that blanket of sugary goo!)

Superhero Cake

Isaac’s Superhero Cake

Superhero Cake

Batman eating Batman!

Blues Hockey Cake

Blues Hockey Cake – Thanks for the tickets, Dave!

Princess Cake

Maddie’s Princess Cake

Racecar Cake

Sean’s Racecar Cake

Minnie Mouse Cake

Elise’s Minnie Mouse Cake

Minnie Mouse

Elise’s Minnie Mouse Cake

3 Comments

3 Comments on Fun with Fondant

  1. Captain Canada
    April 1, 2011 at 8:17 am (7 years ago)

    The puck cake is brilliant!

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  2. Barb Mecker
    April 3, 2011 at 9:42 pm (7 years ago)

    I love your blog. The pictures are fantastic!

    Reply
  3. Nancy Cavedine
    April 9, 2011 at 9:42 am (7 years ago)

    Way to go Annie, your blog is awsome . Who is your talented photographer?….as if I didn’t know. I can’t wait to see more of your masterpieces and share them with my friends.
    Nancy

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