An experimental cake to practice the technique of simulating a watercolor effect on fondant using dusting powders and vodka.
Here is baby shower cake for Jenn, anticipating the happy arrival of her son. In blog world, Jenn goes by the nom-de-blog of Blue Henn. Her blog picture – an embroidered blue hen – served as my inspiration for the brush embroidery decorations and the gumpaste chicken topper. The cake was carrot cake with cream cheese icing under the homemade fondant.
I made the sea green bow for the first session of my Wilton Fondant class, and I needed a cake to go under it. So I made another Lemon Ginger Pound Cake, this time with Blueberry Curd filling, Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and a final coat of homemade fondant. The bow (and the rest of the green decorations) are made from the Wilton Fondant, which has the reputation for being the worst-tasting commercial fondant available, which I did not want to cover the entire cake with. This tutorial for Marshmallow Fondant was very helpful and turned out quite nicely for a first try.