Saturday, October 10, 2009

I finally made it...

Well, it was finally time to decorate the cake! I took the fondant out and started rolling...but there was one problem. I didn't have enough to cover the cake. I was so mad! So what I ended up having to do is cut the cake. I turned a 9 in round cake into a 4-5 inch round cake. I tried my best but some of the sides began to crumble away, but it definitely looked like a circle which is the most important.

I laid the fondant down and began to decorate. I made my leaves with cookie cutters and I stuck them on with Vodka (any clear alcohol will do but water would be the worst thing to use) - the Vodka also helps with eliminating the powdery look of the fondant. It was okay for being my first cake but I still wish I could have done better. It would have been great to have made the leaves look real instead of like clay...BUT...I was happy with my little pumpkin.
(If you're interested, this was made with orange fondant, rolled into a ball and a clove as the stem.) Overall, I'm happy I attempted to try my hand at decorating cakes. Next time will hopefully be better...but I don't think it will be right away, my arms and hands are still sore...:o)


  1. Who knew cake making could be so interesting?! Congratulations on keeping a non-cooking, non-married, non-domesticated bachlorette engrossed.

  2. Now lets make pretzels!!!YAY!!

  3. Good Job on BOTH cakes! That is an amazing feat that I don't think I could accomplish. Seriously, I am horrible at baking. I'm amazed that you use Vodka to stick the leaves on.I had no idea. Cake Jefa here Lisa comes!