Sunday, January 23, 2011

My 3rd fondant cake

This is my 3rd attempt at a fondant cake and a practice for my engagement party cake which will be a 2 tier choc mud and carrot cake.

I was very happy with the result though things did go wrong. The ganache wasn't as smooth as it should be meaning the fondant didn't have a smooth surface so no sharp edges.

When i rolled out the main colour i didn't have enough fondant and had to start again and it was a real effort to reach the circumference of 38cm with my wooden rolling pin!

But the errors i made on my previous cakes i corrected this time round. The explosion rip in the middle should have pink segments on the inside but my fondant didn't stick too well. However, thanks to the planet cake forum i have a great tip to try next time - baking paper and more sugar syrup!

I'm still nervous to do the 2 tier and still need to practice the mud recipe to it doesn't sink in the middle. Next time i'll be using home-made baking stips!

But i will have to be organised as my parents will be visiting and i do not want to spend hours in the kitchen sweating away when they are here. i'll just have to do it when they are asleep! This cake afterall did take me 9hours.....

But practice makes perfect! Dave and i now have a whole 8inch chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache to eat....

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