I had an absolute blast making this cake for a friend of a friend. She came to me with some design elements in mind, and this is what we came up with for the final product.
I'm fairly confidant using fondant to sculpt decorational elements, but there's always a bit of terror lurking in the back of my mind when it comes to covering cakes in fondant. It's tricky. Everything matters. Is it too humid? You're screwed. Is it too dry? You're screwed. Is your cake not quite cool enough? Screwed!
I made these cookies for our staff summer party. I painstakingly hand-crafted the flowers from fondant. This was before I realized you could pipe flowers with royal icing.
Now that I think about it, I'm not even sure I was using meringue powder in my icing at that point. It was the dark ages. I'm glad it's over. Fondant tastes like wax.
About the Author
Hi, I'm Adriana! I'm a compulsive baker of goods, an artist, a chorister, and a lover of the 90’s. I've hiked across Spain and can catch my own fish for dinner.