Well my interpretation of them anyway….
So you start with a few bits of fondant icing…and….
You end up with something like this…..my version of a Unicorn
Then because you didn’t tear your hair out enough trying to make the unicorn…you decide you will make hundreds of little flowers and stick them individually on the cake to make the “Rainbow”…yes I did that …and it was so relaxing I couldn’t believe it ….no seriously…I lost a few hours just sticking on flowers and it was really relaxing!! (well apart from nearly getting repetitive strain injury from punching out flowers)…I love the gel colours because the colour you get is more “true” if you know what I mean….
So the final cake…
The flowers on the board are to hold the candles…I don’t know why I just don’t find a place on a cake to put candles so I like to think of things to do to put them in on the board.
A view from the top (this was before the other bits and bobs went on)…..
and a sneaky peak around the back …well it’s got to have an interesting bit …it’s so easy to forget the “back” of cake …if there is one….
……….Does a round cake have a back to it?
I did another Unicorn…not the same obviously (can’t have that!!) but if you’d like to have a look…… https://shadeydaze.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/another-little-unicorn/
This was my first attempt at making things with fondant icing…it was my little boys first birthday and he loved the shower curtain we had just bought, so I thought I would go for “Under the Sea”..he recognised the things on top so that was a bonus!
I wanted to make it as interesting as possible because lets face it that’s really all it’s got until it gets chopped up and eaten……I wasn’t at all confident in my baking skills but I was working on the theory that he was one and so he wasn’t going to much care if I got it wrong (is that awful of me?) . …I treated the fondant a bit like I would plastercine.
I would love to say I had a plan and to be honest I would have loved to have had a plan!! I looked on the internet at cake making sites, got some great information on painting and colouring icing and then just kind of went with where it took me.
I wanted to it to be interesting all round …why I have no idea as I don’t think my little man cared two hoots but I just wanted to challenge myself……
The problem if anything was deciding when to stop…
The Octopus was a last minute decision because I suddenly realised that of the things he loved on the shower curtain (the Octopus being one of the main ones) it was the thing I had missed off!!!…It came in quite handy because I had a gap and he could just drape wherever I needed him to go (another funny thing I have just realised I assigned a fondant Octopus a gender!!! ).
I think if I’m honest I was so very pleased with myself (and relieved!!) that I was hooked on fondant from then on….I truly feel fondant is just plastercine for grown ups now ……
Hey either way it’s a cake I was and still am proud of and my boy still likes looking at the pics now….so it just keeps giving