Posts Tagged ‘fondant figurines’

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My Husband’s “Naked” Birthday Cake – No Frosting on the Cake!

November 4, 2013

 

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Today is my husband’s birthday and at his request he wanted a “naked cake” for his birthday. My meaning of “naked” is that the cake has the same structure as a normal cake but has no frosting on the sides. These cakes are pretty popular right now in rustic weddings because they are bare but beautiful. My husband doesn’t like frosting at all and this cake was right up his alley!! It was a 7 inch round chocolate cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing between the layers. This is the only icing he likes…because it’s almost like whipped cream.

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I made figurines of our children for the top of the birthday cake about four days ago.  I like my fondant figurines to have enough time to get nice and dry.

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I made the birthday sign this morning and it is not edible. Just paper attached to skewers.

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Here’s my little family! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!

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Fondant Cake Toppers That I Recently Made…

February 13, 2013

Fondant rainbow trout

I have been making some really fun and weird fondant figurines at work and I wanted to share with you all. This week, I made my first ever rainbow trout for a young boy’s birthday. He loves fishing so I decided to create for  him one of my Dad’s favorite fish…the rainbow trout, a fly fisherman’s dream.

rainbow trout cake topper

The body of the fish is made from Rice Krispies Treats and formed into the shape of a swimming trout. I covered the treats in light yellow fondant and gave him fins and gills. The next day, I airbrushed the fish with a mixture of green and yellow, flesh color and pink. To finish him off, I painted black dots of food color on his back.

fondant hammerhead shark

The hammerhead shark was made the same as the trout. I used Rice Krispies Treats for the body and covered it in gray fondant.

Fondant Starfish cake

The starfish toppers on this cake were also made of fondant. I rolled out a thick layer of tan fondant and cut out a star shape. I then used a rubber shelf liner to give the stars texture. To finish them off, I used edible dust to give it dimension.

two peas in a pod cakeI made this cake today and it was so cute. The design idea was my co-worker’s and I just needed to replicate her original cake. I made the “peas” out of Rice Krispies Treats and rolled them into balls. I covered in them in fondant and wrapped another piece of green fondant to make the “pod” that holds the peas.

I hope this entry helps anyone who has questions on how to make fondant cake toppers. Enjoy!

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