Friday was short and sweet – all we did was roll out (pre-made) fondant and cover three fake Styrofoam cakes. I haven’t worked with fondant much… well, at all. One time I made my own marshmallow fondant and made a birthday cake for my mom. It looked very homemade.
Rolling out the fondant and covering the cakes was harder than I thought it would be. It seemed to come naturally to a lot of people in class. My fondant kept sticking to the table, and when I did place it on the cake, I had a lot of wrinkles or tears. I had to re-roll the fondant several times. The trick was to keep moving the fondant while rolling it out.
Finally, by the end of class I sort of got the hang of things. I finished my cake in the nick of time.
This week we’ll be decorating the cakes with piped royal icing and gum paste flowers.