I decided this week-end I would give fondant a go. Homemade that is. It’s super easy, although a little messy, and there’s oodles of video’s online, like this one, about how to make your own. It basically has 4 ingredients; water, marshmallows, shortening and icing sugar. I flavoured mine with a bit of almond extract too. It keeps well at room temperature for a few weeks and tastes way better than store bought.
Amanda at I Am Baker (amazing cakes!) made these cute cupcakes with fondant and fruit. And it was so cute I totally stole the idea. So although it makes me look super creative…I’m not…..
I have very few pictures to show you because..well, uh errr…we ate them as we were photographing them. We voted and we liked the raspberry and chocolate best. The chocolate cupcakes are absolutely amazing! Recipe to follow soon….
A delicious surprise inside! Even if you’re not crazy about fondant (you”ll like this one I promise!), you can still enjoy the berries and cake!
I added some raspberry preserves to the last one before topping with berries. Yum!
Well we had to eat these anyway…they were all cut up! We couldn’t let them go to waste!
And finally…playing with gel colours and attempting to decorate a mini cake (it’s actually 2 cupcakes). My friend is getting married and I was trying to use her wedding colours on it. Key word here is trying (she’s probably horrified). It looks like a glorified Hostess Cupcake. I was just playing!
This belongs on the boo boo plate, which is a plate that I throw all my mistakes on. The kids hover over the boo boo plate like vultures. I’ve never had people so eager to watch me make a mistake! My son (bless him) carried this down to his buddies house and they were going to eat it anyway. Love that boy!