What the Fondant?
The Bug’s birthday party is on Saturday. She turned 4 December 27th, but since it’s so close to Christmas, we just wait to celebrate it until the first weekend after the first of the year. This year I wanted to make a princess cake for her. Granted, I probably want it more than she does so I can somehow feel like a supermom. But really this year is the year. Next year she’s going to have definite ideas about what she wants and doesn’t want and I’m not going to have a say anymore. This year is the first year she understands what it means to have a birthday. She has a lot of friends. She’s got every kid begging to come to her party, which we are having at McDonald’s because our place is way too small. She’s so excited! But I am too. I’m making a princess cake!
The cake in the picture is not my cake, but is close to what I’m going to do. I went to Michael’s to get everything I would need to make a princess cake. I already had a Pampered Chef Classic Batter Bowl to bake the cake in. I was on a mission to get fondant, coloring, and a doll. While I was there, another lady in the hanging out in the be-crazy-and-make-your-own-specialty-cake isle told me that I should make my own fondant. Apparently the pre-made stuff is pretty nasty tasting.
Last night, I made fondant from a recipe I found on AllRecipes.com. This afternoon I baked a Pillsbury Funfetti cake which took forever because of the depth of the bowl. I made buttercream frosting, also a recipe from AllRecipes.com, and frosted the cake. It’s now in the refrigerator waiting for the fondant to be placed on it tomorrow. I’m just glad I planned to make this cake over a few days so I wasn’t rushing at the last minute to get it put together. From what I’ve heard, fondant is not easy to work with. I’ll let you know how it comes out. If it’s good, I may even take pictures. Who knows? I could be the next Cake Boss. Ummm…probably not…
What is fondant you ask? Hehehehe…This is why I love Wikipedia!
Now about those kids belts…or not. Lol…