Friday, September 26, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've closed my etsy shop for the time being. I'm having surgery in a few weeks (hopefully, maybe 3-4 weeks, not sure exactly when). My life has been completely consumed with researching... and planning Kaytlin's birthday party. I finished the pettiskirt. It looks awesome! It's no Kaiya Eve, but I think it turned out well. I'll post pics soon, I want to finish the little top first so we can have a little modeling session.

I made another test cake for K's party. This one looks pretty crappy but I was more less just trying to figure out a good way to stack the two tiers, and I wanted to practice doing the little stars on wires and getting the stars to stick to the sides. Her real cake will look much better, and will have lots more stars and something else on the top, plus some cute pink and white sparkler candles. The flash gives a funky shadow on the cake from the wires. Sorry about that. Again, I am aware that this is not cute so don't laugh.

For the googlers.... I was told by a Michael's employee (who had taken all of the cake classes) that she didn't think fondant could be dyed, and she didn't know what should be used to do it either. Here's how it's done- I used the little jar looking wilton dyes from the craft section of Michaels. I dabbed a bit onto the fondant (about 4 dabs). I kneaded and kneaded for like 15 minutes. Finally everything was all one color. Voila. So... use the Wilton jars of color and knead until it's all one color. It takes a while, and you may have to add more to achieve the color you want, but it can be done. I made marshmallow fondant, just in case anyone is interested. It's easy (except for the kneading part, which is still pretty easy but messy and a little time consuming) and it tastes SOOO much better than traditional fondant. Click the link above for the recipe. It's a lot cheaper to make than buy pre-made fondant or the stuff to make it.

1 comment:

Angie Vinez said...

Can't wait to see the pettiskirt! I'm sure it's beautiful!

The cake is coming along really well. I'm sure the final draft will be AWESOME. You're welcome to send any "test" cakes to my house for consumption. ;)