In the November I took a 4 week Wilton Fondant Class. I took cake decorating many years ago when my oldest was just little. Things have changed since then and Wilton has a very set program that they teach. I wasn’t interested in doing the whole thing over again… hey, I am older and set in my ways. Over the years I have learned that I enjoy making cakes where I turn it into something or “draw” a picture on a sheet cake. However, I have become very curious about fondant. ( I am not sure if it existed 15 years ago?)
So, I signed up for the Fondant class even though they didn’t teach us how to make homemade fondant. We had to use premade Wilton stuff and we were required to buy quite a few things to take the course. That explains why the class was so cheap! Even though it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for I did enjoy the class and the teacher was very knowledgeable.
Anyway, I went to four classes and we learned to make some different flowers and leaves and a big bow and then on the last day we put it all together on a cake. I chose to just load the top of my cake with a selection of the flowers I made! The other ladies made their own fondant to put on their final cake project but I stuck with the premade stuff for the cake.(mostly because I was too lazy to get it all put together because class was the Monday after Thanksgiving week-end)
Here is the process
I took the class with my friend Bev. She said it would be okay for me to share the photos of her cakes too. Thank-you Bev!
My Wilton fondant experience was good but now I am itching to make my own fondant. I have it on my list of things to do. Apparently the fondant needs to set overnight so I need to plan ahead when I am going to do it. I am hoping my daughter will join me and see what we can create.
I will share our homemade fondant story with you when it happens…its only January, I have got time.
Today is my son’s birthday and even though its a cold day here in Kansas, I will be assembling his homemade ice cream cake this morning. You may recall that I mentioned my mission to try and make my own ice cream cake. It is his favourite cake. Last year I made him an ice cream sandwich cake which is delicious but this year I am trying something different. Yesterday I made a 2 layer chocolate cake and I pressed softened ice cream into a cake pan and they are both in the freezer. I am making it up as I go (and peeking online for suggestions) so today I will finish the cake. I will share it as soon as I can! Cross your fingers that it all turns out. I figure if its a disaster, Dairy Queen is just down the road! My husband says no matter how “ugly” it might end up, it will still taste good. Ha ha …we shall see.
Thanks for stopping by on this day where I obviously have cake on the brain and enjoy your Monday!