28 February 2012

Dinosaur Fondant Cake


Baked on early Feb 2012.

Thanks to Internet video tutorials and lots of good information on how to decorate the fondant cake, finally my first 3" high fondant cake is born. Initially I thought I'll never have a chance to try on fondant cake since I don't have the luxury to attend baking classes, I was wrong. 

This is supposed to be a trial run for Gabriel's birthday cake which is end of next month, but to bake a 2 kg cake and cover it with fondant decoration really need times, I still not sure whether I'll make it again with a better decoration. See how it goes!

When Gabriel saw this cake, he was so happy that mummy baked a dinosaur cake for him, he kept asking "will you bake the dino cake for me on my birthday"...Hmm...yes!


Just a note:
1. To prevent fondant from sticking to the work surface while rolling, apply some powder sugar on the work surface and fondant. 
2. Never flip the side of the fondant, as the bottom surface will not be as smooth as the top.
3. To keep cake moist and fondant able to stick to the cake nicely, apply a good layer of buttercream.
4. Crumb coat is good to not just cover the cake crumb but the imperfection of the cake too.
5. The cake with fondant is very heavy, need to make sure it sit on a cake board that is able to withstand the weight.
6. Hot whether really no good for fondant, to prevent melting of fondant keep it in air conditional room as we are in tropical country!!



The brown fondant is a mixture of dark chocolate with white fondant, it tastes so yummy with the chocolate flavour. The rock is a mixture of the brown fondant with more dark chocolate added, it created two different tones of brown.  



The single dino figurine really looks lonely, but what to do, Gabriel already woke up from his nap and I've to leave all this behind...

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #16: Fun with Fondant! (February 2012) hosted by Yvonne of iceamericanos

28 comments:

  1. Filled with love. I am no expert but if you need help, let me know.

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    1. is keeping the fondant in air-conditioning room the only solution for us in tropical country?

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    1. this is a plant-eating dino...hahaha!

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  3. Ah Tze, the green dino looks so cute! I wonder to add some corn flour to the fondant will help to prevent it from melting so fast?

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    1. yes, I think the powder sugar served the same function as cornstarch.

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  4. 小恐龙看起来好可爱,我还没玩过翻糖,好想试试看。

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    1. 翻糖好好玩,只是还没弄清楚要如何保藏。

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  5. The dinosaur is very cute. I agree it must be tough work but your end result is good !

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    1. Need to spend the whole day ...from covering with crumb coat on cake to making the dino figuring, really not easy job!

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  6. 加油哦,如果你真的弄一个给你儿子
    他会很开心的:)

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  7. your son must be very happy to see this cute cake.

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    1. yes, he was very excited to see the dino on top of the cake!!

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  8. bravo,tze!! my dinaosaur will going to look like an alien if i make one!

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    1. Haha...you can do it one! you have more skillful hands than mine :)

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  9. 真的好可爱,忍不住也跑了进来跟你说hello

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    1. 谢谢!有空欢迎你来我家!你的每一个蛋糕都弄得好美呢!

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  10. You must be put in a lot of effort for this cute dinasour. Well done!

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    1. no choice, Gabriel asked for it and I have to try my best!

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  11. Lonely but perfectly shaped...I wish I have half your patience in decorating cakes and I don't have a little to disturb me:P

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  12. thanks Jeannie! when the little one get near the cake, I said "you want the dino cake or not? If yes, please go out from the kitchen!" He immediately flew out from my sight, but not more than a minute, he was beside me again :)

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  13. eileen@hundred eighty degreesThu Mar 01, 07:46:00 AM 2012

    That's cute. I don't think I will ever lay my fingers on fondant. I did fondant rose many years ago but since then never try again, too time consuming and needs alot of patience. .

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  14. Good try, Ah Tze! Try not to put your cake or fondant inside the fridge, they will melted after you take out from there.

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