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