I made my first fondant cake on Friday. It was a chocolate brownie cake which turned out pretty much perfect for the first time because the butter was really room temperature (I usually use cold because I have no patience to wait for it to warm up!). I filled and iced it with chocolate ganache.
Then I made rolled fondant for the first time. It wasn't as hard as I imagined it would be, but it was still quite a bit of work. I tinted some yellow and rolled it out to cover the cake. It tore a bit when I lifted it up. I also got some ganache on my fingers and dirtied the fondant with the brown colour. I had to wipe it off with a damp cloth. I think I'll stick to white frosting the next time I'm using fondant.
I cut out some white daisies and flattened little yellow balls for the centres. Then I made a border of yellow balls. It turned out okay in the end, but I think I'm going to need much more practice to get the covering bit perfected.
I absolutely love food and I adore all things beautiful! So what else could possibly surpass gorgeously decorated cakes, cookies, pastries and such? They're beautiful, and even better, they're edible! Therefore, I have decided to teach myself baking and cake decorating and I shall document my attempts on this, my humble blog. Wish me luck!