Little fondant figures

Mar 09, 2010

Last Canada day i decided to make a cake to celebrate. There wasn’t really an intended group of eaters initially, just a cake for the sake of a cake. I had not tried making little figures, but had seen some really cute ones, so in addition to showing some Canadian spirit, i thought it would be fun to experiment when no one was expecting a cake. That way if it didn’t turn out  – no worries!

I learned that  1) it is possible to make really dark fondant. I had avoided this in the past, but it wasn’t too bad. The little bear was almost black, and the consistency was still pretty easy to work with (I used the paste food colouring)  2) making the little figures was just like working with plasticine – it was easier than I thought it would be. I found it helpful to stick a toothpick in a completed figure on the angle I wanted it, and then let it dry completely  – this made sticking them in easier later. I also used a toothpick to put on all the little extras like the pupils in the eyes and the little pads on the paw which saved me having to use my fingers, and worked pretty well.

I didn’t make quite enough blue fondant to cover the top part, so I cheated by making little squares in different shades of blue to make the sky part look kinda patchy, and adding a circle of white at the top, this wouldn’t have been my first choice, but it worked ok.

I ended up bringing this cake to work the next day. It brought people together which was really nice, but I think my co-workers might have thought I was a little crazy.


VersedApril 10, 2010 7:15 pm

I’m looking forward to getting more information about this topic, don’t worry about negative opinions.

RachelApril 10, 2010 9:32 pm

I love that you made this cake just for fun 🙂 Nice work.

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