Sadly the cake came out looking more like a 15 year olds birthday cake than a 52 year olds. I was just trying to celebrate her youth, right? None-the-less I once again learned new things while making it! I’ll be a pro by Kinsley’s next birthday, which is the reason I’m learning how to make cakes. So I can make them for my kiddo’s birthdays!
Things I learned …
1. If you let fondant dry on a curved surface, it will stay curved!
2. You can use fabric flower ideas on pinterest to make fondant flowers and it’s fun to experiment with!
3. How to use a fondant/gum paste mold. (It’s ridiculously easy, not much learning involved.)
3. Always have planned out exactly what you want to put on the cake and what you want it to look like. I had a basic idea in mind with this one, but mainly I winged it, and that made it a pain in the booty. (Sorry it didn’t turn out near as cute as I wanted, mom!) I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the other cakes I’ve done, and it took much less time to make them when you are well planned. I wanted to try out the new molds I got and so I made the front medalion with one of those. It turned out pretty well. I got it put on and the trim around the bottom put on and then I was stumped. Nothing else looked good on there with the trim and medalion and so I sat stumped for a couple of hours. I hate wasting time like that when making a cake. Finally I decided I needed something that added some dimension to it. Something that stood off the cake a little bit, and so I made the flowers and layed them out on a curved piece of foam so they would stand off the cake a little. I liked the way the turned out and stuck them on the cake. I really wanted to be done, but it just looked so bare so I began to scour pinterest for flowers that I could try to make out of fondant. I foud one I liked, but it wasn’t working, so I just started winging it. I really liked the way the flower turned out, and will definitel use it again on a cake. I think it would look really cool to put it on the side of the cake! I’ll have to try that next.