I want to learn to LOVE cooking. I want to learn to LOVE cleaning. I do LOVE my children, but I want to learn to LOVE them better. I want to learn to LOVE sewing and crafting. I want to learn to LOVE being a stay at home MOM!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fondant Birthday cake!

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!


  1. What's the recipe? That cake looks delicious! Good work! And blueberries too? Yum!

  2. Wow, looks great! I haven't been brave enough to try fondant. I'm impressed that was your first fondant cake!! :)

  3. Thanks you guys! The recipe is easy, 1/2 cup crisco- smeared on the table, 2 lb bag of powdered sugar, and 1 bag of marshmallows melted with 2 tbls water. Mix it all together... and keep mixing.