Monday, June 22, 2009

Birthday gift cake

Here's Julie's birthday cake. I was very pleased with this second attempt. I liked the colors and the bow. I did square cake for the first time and learned edges and corners are difficult but if they are kept straight they make the cake. I also wanted to play with fondant a little bit so I did the top layer, ribbon and bow in fondant. I used fondant off the shelf at the store and I couldn't get it smooth like I wanted and I thought it tasted like corn syrup and sugar...very sweet with no flavor and chewy.

This cake didn't have very many places for candles and when the candles were lit, they started to burn the fondant bow hanging over the edge. Mmmmm caramelized fondant.... Isn't Julie adorable?

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