Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fun with Fondant

Almost two years ago our homeschool group had a cake decorating class - the frosting and tips kind. It was such a huge success and Hannah was hooked on cake decorating. For Christmas she even got her own cake decorating kit full of tips, bags, frosting colors, spatulas, pans and more.

This year we had a family offer to teach another cake decorating class. This time decorating with fondant. Fondant is something Hannah has wanted to work with for a while, but to me it was a little intimidating and didn't taste all that great. So this class was just what we needed.

Here all are the wonderful spring colors of fondant. Fourteen batches in all! It was a lot of fondant.

Everyone was able to choose a color of fondant to cover their cake. The cookie cutters were used to cut shapes out of the left over fondant to decorated the cake.

Ethan has finished rolling out his fondant. Shannon helps him lift it over to his cake. You can see that his cakes had been frosted with a thin layer of buttercream. This gives acts as glue.

Here Sarah smooths her fondant.

The fondant is similar to play dough. You can mold it, shape it, cut it into anything your imagination can dream up. Above you can see some wavy stripes Hannah cut for her cake.

She attached them to the sides.

Here are the girls finished cakes.

If you want to give fondant a try here is the recipe we used. It was a lot of fun and really was easy.

1/3 cup soft butter
1/3 light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb confectionery sugar

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of your mixer and mix until well blended. Knead briefly and wrapped tightly in saran wrap and chill.


  1. So neat! My Emily has taken up cake decorating and has been hinting around about wanting to try fondant. We may have to give your recipe a try.

  2. So much fun! Next time can the mom's have a turn??


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