Wednesday, February 29, 2012
My First Fondant Cake 翻糖初体验
Made in June 2011, my first and only fondant cake till now.
It has been buried under the backlog for 8 months and I almost forget about it if not of this month’s Aspiring Baker’s theme.
I am ashamed to post this as I think the fondant roses are rather fat and saggy but to support AB event, I change my mind. :P
I made the fondant toppers without any planning and self-study because I supposed to be guided, I meant suppose.
I actually made this cake in a baking workshop. Prior to the confirmation, I was told by the instructor that students could decide the theme of the cake and we could just let her know what we wanted to learn during the workshop. I told her I wanted to make flowers. She said no problem and even advised me to print out some pictures and bring to the workshop.
However, on that day when I showed her the fondant rose picture I was told that this was 3D design and in this workshop only 1D was taught (kidding me? 1D that means simply use the cutter to cut out the fondant). There was a lady in the workshop wanted to make a bow, her request was also being turned down by the instructor. Same reason, bow is considered 3D. I don’t think anyone will pay almost close to SGD200 to learn 1D design. Will you?
I was shocked and a bit upset that what had been conversed could be twisted. At that moment I was quite unhappy. I decided to proceed with my original plan – to make roses. I reckconed this was my way of showing my unhappiness to the instructor. As I need to complete the cake within the time frame I didn’t have time to search for tutorial from the Internet, so I just used my own imagination to come out with the three fat roses and a bee. The lady who wanted to make bow also made her own bow without any guide from the instructor. I am quite sure she shared the same sentiment as me.
This is a 7" butter cake. In the workshop we didn't do the proper crumb coat by applying a layer of buttercream, instead, we used apricot gel, it worked as well.
No doubt I didn’t learn a lot from the workshop but I couldn’t deny that it had given me a platform to get my hands on fondant because I don’t think I would be self-motivated to play with fondant on my own.
I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #16: Fun with Fondant! (February 2012) hosted by Yvonne of iceamericanos.