Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WFMW: Make Your Own Fondant!

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Did you know you can make your own fondant with just 4 ingredients??

*powdered sugar

Not healthy, I know. And I really don't like Crisco, but it is a must for making this very sticky "dough". (Only sticky in the beginning) The Crisco is used for keeping your hands and counter greased at all times.

In 2007 I made a baseball cake for my oldest son's birthday. At that time I did not know how to make fondant and definitely couldn't afford to buy it. Plus, I had heard that store bought fondant doesn't taste very good. Anyway, I tried my best to make regular, white icing smooth because I just didn't feel like starring it.

Well, it worked for the party, but I wasn't completely satisfied. I knew I'd probably use the ball pan again for end-of-the-year baseball parties and such, so I found a home made fondant recipe through a friend of mine.

A year later, I tried fondant on the baseball and loved how it looked! To me it was a huge improvement over the frosted one.

Here is a Lego cake I just made for my second son's 8th birthday. It was my first attempt at coloring the fondant. (Please keep in mind that I am NOT by any means a professional!! I just make cakes for my kids' birthdays and stuff.)

Now, if you'd like to give fondant a try, I am going to refer you to the same website that I used. I just printed off the very easy to follow and very detailed instructions and gave it a shot. I must warn you, I did get a little frustrated at first since it was a bit messy. It's gotten easier with each batch, though. I have probably made it 4 times in the past few years.

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Jenny said...

I will have to try that! Does it taste good?

Cyndi said...

I can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing.

Ames said...

Wow! I would never have tried this. I just might have to now. I am sure that it takes time and patience but looks "do-able". Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

You are one creative girl!! The fondant definitely improved the look of the ball!! I am not much of a cook but I love looking at your pictures!

I want you to know I am NOT ignoring you about our picture. I can't find the cord that goes to my camera so I haven't been able to download them to my computer. As soon as I find it I'll email it to you. I am on the hunt for it!!

SO sorry!! I LOVED getting to meet you while I was in Arizona!! SO fun!! I am sure I'll get to spend more time with you next time I visit Ames!!


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