loving life with the little man and an elephant

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Circus Party: The Cake

This was the very first time that I have used fondant. After watching many You Tube videos and talking to a lot of people I worked up the courage to actually do it. I made Wilton's Marshmallow fondant. I then colored the fondant with gel coloring. I used a large cupcake mold for the cake which was Funfetti.
 I then covered the cake with buttercream frosting. Then I rolled out the white fondant and covered the bottom and the top of the cake.
Then I rolled out the red fondant and cut it into strips and triangles for the base and top.
Then I rolled out the blue fondant and made the curtain details.
I also made an elephant and lion out of fondant. I followed some directions online for both of these animals.

It was a lot of work but I was very happy with the results. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was.  Here is little man digging in.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this cake Elyse, wish we could have been there! Where did you get the giant cupcake mold? I am looking for one for Charlie's birthday, Bed Bath and Beyond?