Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Zebra Cake!!

OMG! Mrs. Rooster and I need to open up our own bakery!!  We are awesome!! (Okay sorry, just had to toot my own horn for a minute.)   I've always heard of fondant icing being very finicky and hard to use, so I have never even considered using it.  However, Mrs. Rooster was very adamant about making a fondant cake, and I am thinking she is loco in the cabeza(crazy)!  But she talked me into it and I am glad she did!  We kinda cheated a little and bought pre made fondant.  Surprisingly the store bough fondant was very easy to use.    Did you know it came in so many colors at Micheals?  Okay I will stop talking about it so you can go whip up your cake mix.  Listed below are a few tips and our pictures (this is a semi tutorial, not real detailed.).
TIPS:
Hot and cold are your best friend, yes, get out the hair dryer
Use ALOT of cornstarch, you don't want it sticking to the counter top
Watch several video's on YouTube, so you can become a pro!
Patience, Patience, Patience and Smooth, Smooth, Smooth
Don't roll too thin, it will tear
Be sure to "dirty" ice the cake before fondont, YouTube will tell you this too


13 comments:

Mrs. Rooster said...

That cake ROCKS! I can't wait to make another one. Haley what are you doing tomorrow???

mle said...

That is soooo cute! Makes me want to try : ) I've heard fondant isn't very tasty - what did you think of the kind you got at Michael's? cuz that's what I would use too.

Missy said...

I use Wilton fondant from Michaels, and I add either lemon, almond or vanilla extract to help improve the flavor. They probably used Duff's fondant which is supposed to taste better, it is more expensive and I have not tried it yet.

MICHELL said...

Oh MY!! That's just Fabulous...I think I might have to feature this on my blog:) I'm been dying to try making a fondant cake...you make it look possible ..thanks
new follower

Megan said...

That looks awesome! You inspire me!

Lisa said...

This is SO cute! You did a great job and it almost looks too good to eat!

mle said...

Hi Haley! it's me again...
Please stop by for a visit soon - I have an award for you. I hope you'll accept it!

http://mle-abc.blogspot.com/2010/06/awarded

mle said...

yup! have fun : )

Mrs. Rooster said...

The cake was super easy to make. I encourage you all to step outside your comfort zone and try it. We had a blast making it...hit a few bumps along the way but the fondant is very forgiving. We did use two types of fondant from Michaels...the white pack was a store brand you can also pick up at Walmart. The black was the Duff brand. I personally liked the white fondant, the black tasted a little bitter to me!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Looks like you ladies had plenty of fun with this project! Thanks for showing it to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Bart, Jeni, Jessica, Brian and Chelsea said...

Doesn't that look beautimus!! So cute; bet it was lots of work!

Megan said...

Okay, so I did it! I was completely inspired by you and I made my own version. And I blogged all about it here: http://curtiscircus.blogspot.com/2010/07/too-cool.html

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

That is cool! You're funny! Beer and crafts don't mix....especially when you mix it with saws! ha ha :)

Thanks for the comment! I am a follower now!

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