My baby turned 1 yesterday! I wanted to try to decorate his cake using fondant- and it was easy with the new Make it and Love it, Make a cake series!
I started with two frozen round cakes that I made the day before.
I frosted one of them. (Most say to use homemade butter cream, but I just used store bought cream cheese frosting… I figured I can only be sooo domestic at a time right?)
I made a blueberry filling using sugar, flour and milk… and blueberries. (I’ll let you know how this tastes after we eat it tonight.)
Then… I made the fondant. (Actually, I think I made the fondant that morning- and let me tell you, it was invigorating! I thought I was going to fail miserably once my hands were stuck with melted marshmallows and goo- but it all came together and I was so proud!)
(Note that I had 2 helpers for this part… later I had 4 helpers, oy!)
I colored some of the fondant, rolled it out and covered the cake.
It took me a few tries to decide how to decorate it. (remember, I had 4 helpers… we figured out that fondant is basically like yummy, edible play dough.) I finally decided on this:
I still need to get a big 1 candle for behind the bow. But I was pretty happy with the finished product. I think it’ll taste good too.
This is what the fondant looked like when the kids were done playing with it:
We all had fun. And learned a lot!