Thursday, April 29, 2010

Collections Vol. II - Fondant

This second collection is of the fondant cakes I have done. Some 2 tiers, some single tiered, some I didnt like the result of, some I loved!

I skipped the Wilton Fondant classes and decided to teach myself... mostly because the AC Moore closed down by my house, at the time, and also because i like the challenge! haha...

This was my first Fondant cake... it was for a friend celebrating her new beginning to life after a divorce! She wanted simple and fun... black and white... and very abstract!! hahah

I believe next was for my best friends wedding... a grooms cake for her future husband... the yankee fan!! It was two tiers, 3 if you count the baseball on top... the baseball was made out of rice crispies treats smashed together and formed and then covered in fondant... I loved the cake at the time, except for the pin stripes and the yankee logo... I know if I could have a re-do on this cake it could come out a lot better!!! He loved it, so thats all that matters!

The rest are in no specific order... Here are fondant roses I made for a topsy turvy cake... the cake as a whole I wasnt all too pleased with, but i loved the flowers, and the client was happy!!

Here are more fondant flowers... these were on my grandmother's 80th birthday cake.

She liked light blue... so there they are... here is the whole cake... the blue down the side represents a blue blanket... we call her blankie so it was only natural.  I wasnt pleased with the "80" on top... The original one I made didnt set on time, so i had to improvise with wire underneath the fondant... a learning experience... plan those details WAY in advance!!!

This next one was for a body building friend of mine... the black part is a 45lb weight plate... he's been a Tigger fan since he was a little guy, so i made him out of fondant and colored him in with food coloring.... there is a small 20lb weight ball next to him!

This is a race track cake for a client I had... her little guy was having a race car themed birthday... she supplied the cars (at the party) and the kids apparently played on the cake for 15 minutes before they allowed anyone to cut into it... luckily there is buttercream under the fondant, so you could just pull the fondant away and not eat it!!! haha

This cake was for my mom... she had seen something similiar, so I "copied"... she's a knitter, so what better than sheep... it had started my love for making farm animals out of fondant!

This next one is a cowboy boot for a country fan friend of mine... It matches her boots that she wears.  I made a sheet cake and cut out the boot from that!
This next one was for a clients friends 30th birthday... she asked for the specific colors... which just so happens to be my favorite colors so I was excited... she wanted a box look to the tiers... and the 30 was actually made out of sugar cookies covered in fondant!!

This cake was for my Uncle's birthday... He's a big Mets fan, so I found a replica of this on the web (i would give credit, but I dont remember where I found it) I drew the Mets logo on fondant and cut it out so that and the hat are entirely made of fondant.
The next one is a definite favorite of mine... a friend of mine wanted a special cake for her father... he is a big beach guy and loves to just lay out in the sun... this cake is half fondant, half buttercream. The sand is crumbled graham crackers and the wave is entirely built up with fondant... it was tough to keep it from falling over, but i somehow made it work. The little guy and star fish on the side were also made of fondant... the only thing not edible was the umbrella!!

A couple years ago I made Mummy cupcakes for halloween... I saw them in a magazine and just had to make them... the strips of gauze are made from strips of fondant.  When a friend asked for a halloween cake, I figured why not make a bigger version of the cupcake!!! and it came out great... the spiders are also made of fondant.

The same client has a thing for Humpback whales, and was wondering if I could think of something to do with that for her birthday party.... I came up with... why not just a whale itself!!!  Here it is... I made a big sheet cake, cut out the cake in the shape of the whale... covered it in fondant, then used food coloring for the shading... and small fondant balls for water bubbles... she LOVED it!

And last but not least, another favorite... The Incredibles.  Its basic and simple, and sadly the characters are plastic, but the emblem in the center I made by hand.  I took the logo and cut it onto a piece of fondant and then colored it in with food coloring... it came out GREAT!!  I was so happy with it.. Red fondant is notorious for tearing (i had no idea why) but there was a crack on the side, so I covered it with a fondant "rope" to make it look like the characters climbed up that way!! crisis averted!!!

I hope you enjoyed this post of all my fondant creations... I might have more, I feel like I am forgetting, so i will look in the depths of my computer files!! :-)

Stay tuned for more!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Tigger cake! AND... my Dad's cake is famous!:-) He loved that cake!