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
Filled with love. I am no expert but if you need help, let me know.ReplyDelete
is keeping the fondant in air-conditioning room the only solution for us in tropical country?Delete
Dino looks so cute!ReplyDelete
this is a plant-eating dino...hahaha!Delete
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?ReplyDelete
yes, I think the powder sugar served the same function as cornstarch.Delete
The dinosaur is very cute. I agree it must be tough work but your end result is good !ReplyDelete
Need to spend the whole day ...from covering with crumb coat on cake to making the dino figuring, really not easy job!Delete
your son must be very happy to see this cute cake.ReplyDelete
yes, he was very excited to see the dino on top of the cake!!Delete
bravo,tze!! my dinaosaur will going to look like an alien if i make one!ReplyDelete
Haha...you can do it one! you have more skillful hands than mine :)Delete
You must be put in a lot of effort for this cute dinasour. Well done!ReplyDelete
no choice, Gabriel asked for it and I have to try my best!Delete
Lonely but perfectly shaped...I wish I have half your patience in decorating cakes and I don't have a little to disturb me:PReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
So adorable! You are an artist!ReplyDelete
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. .ReplyDelete
Good try, Ah Tze! Try not to put your cake or fondant inside the fridge, they will melted after you take out from there.ReplyDelete