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- 32 oz (950 g) powdered sugar
- 16 oz (454 g) marshmallows
- 2 tbsp (3 tbsp) warm water For dark colors
- 30 oz (560 g) Wilton fondant Satin Ice fondant
- 5 oz (150 g) vegetable shortening
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from last week what it did is I just I wrapped it really good in the refrigerator I kind of triple wrapped it I kind of tucked in the plastic I headed in a box so it stayed just fine and it’s just a little bit tacky on top but you can easily store your find that cakes in your refrigerator if it’s a really wet refrigerator you want to be mindful of that but you can definitely store them overnight or for a few days just wrapping them really well.
So we’re going to be decorating this cake and we’re going to be decorating this with we’re going to be making a loop bow on the top and then we’ll just be putting some round decorations around the side so the first thing that we’re going to be doing is we’re going to be coloring our fondant. and we talked about this in the past weeks how to color the fondant so I’ve got the fondant from last week and if you’re making your full batch in one color.
You can go ahead and add your coloring right to the mixture in the beginning or you can just kind of knead it in a little bit which is what we’re going to be doing today whenever I’m coloring my fondant I always wear my glove so I don’t get the color on my hands and move it around.
So we’re going to be making a nice blue I have some blue liquid paste here that I’m just kind of dipping this in and I like to do my colors just a little bit at a time and this way I don’t get them too dark and always add a little bit more color it’s a little bit
harder if your colors too strong you’ll have to add a little bit more of white a little bit more white fondant. but that’s okay and our dough is just a little sticky and I have my powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture then I made that I rolled out the dough with soar.
Just going to be using a little bit of this we’re gonna make a nice light blue color and does anyone have any questions so far and do you have any questions on the contest.
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I said I’m just kind of kneading in the color just mixing it by hand and went really fast it was really easy I recommend for the fondant using the pastel colors but you can use your liquid color or color so they’ll work just fine and I have some blue stuck to my gloves which would probably be stuck to my hands that’s why it’s great to use gloves especially if you’re touching a white fondant cake.
After you’re going to be doing this okay so our fondant is ready to go so we’re not going to be rolling out the whole piece at once so what we’re going to be doing is we’re gonna be making some of our loops for the bowl. so the font on is just a little sticky today it’s kind of humid here and rainy morning so go ahead and use your powdered sugar or your cornstarch or combination of both mixture and you can easily just brush off the excess it’s better to have a little bit excess and have things sticking okay. so we’re rolling out our find that I’m going to be rolling it into a strip now I’m talking every now and then to be sure that it’s not
stuck on the bottom and do we have any questions so far on anything okay I’m rolling this to about a sixteenth of an inch well actually it’s about an eighth of an inch and then I kind of go down to like a 3/16 not quite a 16th of an inch, okay so we’re gonna go ahead and we’re going to make some of our loop bows.
And does anyone have any questions on anything so far okay let’s dust off some of this powdered sugar mixture we’re going to go ahead and dust off the bottom a little bit too we’re gonna turn it over I’m gonna kind of brush off some of this excess and then we’re gonna clean up our board and please send me some pictures or post on the student portal some of your fine guys.
Capes are super fun to make you’ll be sure to dazzle your friends and family with these cakes okay so we’re going to be making a few strips for our loop bows okay I usually cut my strips in between four and a half and six inches depending on the size of the loop.
That you’re making for your bow and they usually cut them about an inch wide okay so now we’re going to be forming our Lupo and we have a question the question is what is the shelf life for a fondant cake.
Covered with fondant you can keep your fondant cake in the refrigerator for a few days depending on how moist your refrigerator is and it really depends on what you filled the cake with if it’s just a buttercream cake you can keep it for maybe be maybe about up to a week.
But if you’re doing a mousse filling you’re going to want to just keep it for a few days okay so I’m turning these over because I have my powdered sugar and my powdered sugar side facing up and what I’m going to be doing is I’m just putting a little bit of water to make this tacky just so the loop sticks together you can brush it on or you can put it on with your fingers.
Okay then we’re going to be pulling this over and we’re just going to be pinching the end and then what we’re going to do is we’re going to open this up just like this and you can make your loops any size you want you can make them thinner or smaller depending on the size.
Bow that you’re making and you’re typically going to make in between 12 and 18 pieces
always make a few extra in case there’s any breakage what you’re going to do is you’re going to put it on a sheet pan or a pan that you’ve got some wax paper or some parchment paper or soap out just so it doesn’t stick you’re going to put it on a pan like this and you’re going to leave the loops dry at the very least overnight keeping letting them dry for one to two days is ideal especially in more humid climates you’re going to find that these bows are going to take a little bit longer to dry so these are loops.
We’re just squeezing them together and they’ll be ready to use tomorrow okay so we have our leap setup and now we’re going to be cutting some discs out of the rest of this.
I got a little bit of water on here I have a little high side over here so we’re going to be making some cutouts and we’re also going to be putting these on our cake. when we’re ready to decorate our fondant covered cake and do we have any questions so far on making the bowl loops okay.
So I have some cutters and this is the cutter set from the tool kit if you don’t have it any cutters are going to work so I’m just going to be cutting out some round disks and then we’re going to be putting these on the side of the cake this is a super easy cake to make and you don’t need really very many tools if you don’t have round cutters.
like I said you can use any shape or size you like you can even cut the fondant into squares too so you really don’t need any tools to make this cake except for a rolling pin and you can also use a knife instead of a pizza rolling cutter like I use and we have another question the question is with the fondant be better if it were mixed 50/50 with gum paste is a little more sturdy and a little more stable and I don’t think it’s quite as playable as the fondant.
But you can definitely try it especially if you need something that’s just a little bit more stable but be careful. when you’re bending that because it does have a tendency to crack okay so I’ve got some nice just cut out here so far and did we have any other questions so you’re going to be decorating your fondant cake soon so take your time on your cakes have a lot of fun with them you’ll be sure to dazzle your friends and family like.
I said you could make this cake easily with not very many tools at all so there are some tools and cutouts and molds that you can use for fondant and we’ll be showing those next week but the simple cake you can make it just by using some things that are in your own kitchen so that’s what’s nice about this you’ll be sure to dazzle your friends and family, okay so I think we’ve got enough cutouts to go ahead and get started with the fondant cake. and do we have any questions on anything so far okay what we’re going to do is we’re going to be assembling the loop bow.
First I’ve got a little bit of fondant leftover you can just cover this with plastic and save it, okay so we’ve got our cake okay for the loop bow we’re going to be assembling this loop oh right on the fondant cake.
but you can also assemble these ahead of time you can take a piece of wax paper and put some real icing on the wax paper royal icing is typically made with powdered sugar and egg whites and a little bit of cream of tartar you’re gonna whip it up until it’s kind of like a toothpaste consistency you can put some Rella icing on a piece of wax paper assemble your bowl. you can leave it dry and then it’s going to be ready to put on a fondant cake.
Anytime that you’re ready to use it or you can assemble your bowl right on the cake like I’m going to be doing today I’m just going to be putting some buttercream icing this is gonna help hold all of those loops in shape in place and then it’s going to kind of fill in any gaps to you that you may be seeing okay so I’ve got some loops that I made last night that are pretty well dry and I typically use the larger ones on the bottom.
So what we’re going to be doing is we’re just going to be going around and placing our loops on the cake and I’m doing them side by side I like to place my loops with the smooth side up but you can also place them like this on the fondant cake. for a little bit of a changeup make your bowl look just a little bit more natural and do we have any questions on assembling the bow on the fondant cake.
So the pinch sides if you find out that you have a piece that’s not fitting just right when you start doing this top you can go ahead and cut off some of the pinch sides you can kind of shave them a little bit and that’s going to help with the assembly okay so we have a really nice start for our bow it’s really beautiful blue these are just a little bit soft still they’re holding their shape fine but I have to be careful not to break them that’s why it’s good to make a few extras because you just never know and these set up overnight they set up really well but.
I do recommend leaving them dry for just a few days especially if you’re in a warmer climate so what you’re gonna be doing is you’re just going to be putting your bow loops on do it one layer at a time kind of save one of those nice round ones for the center and if you need to trim it up you can and then we have one that fits perfectly in the center so this is our loop bow on our cake for today see how easy it was to make you’ll be sure to dazzle your friends and family and now we’re going to go ahead and we’re going to be putting some of the round disks around the outside I’m going to be putting this on the fondant cake.
Wheel for this I know just off our table a little bit here okay do we have any questions so far ok so we’re going to be placing some of our round disks on the cake we’re gonna kind of just do this randomly and we’re gonna be using just a little bit of water to make these these just kind of tacky and then we’re just going to be sticking them on the fondant cake.
kind of a little bit randomized just make sure it’s stuck on there they shouldn’t fall off at all I like to start with the bigger ones and then I move to the smaller ones to fill in like.
I said this is a super cute cake that you can make hardly any special tools in your kitchen you can can brush this water on with a brush in there is also a product that’s some kind of a fondant glue that they saw that you can use for this but water works just fine you just want to make these tacky just a little bit of water just to get it to stick on the cake and do we have any questions on our fondant cake.
Today so it’s kind of fun it’s a relaxing thing to do so take your time with your fondant cakes you’ll be sure to dazzle your friends and family and please give me a call if you have any questions or if you need any help or if you have any suggestions.
So I’m hoping to see you some fondant cakes coming up on the student portal. we saw a few last weeks some really cute ones there are just so many things that you can do with your fondant be sure that you’re joining us next week because I’m going to be showing some more decorations so our fondant cake is almost complete.
I’m going to be putting some of these smaller dots on these are a great chew for kids because they can kind of join in I’m putting some of these decorations. on and they really like it too they’re easy to handle for them and it’s not too hard so you’ve got some kids that can help with your fondant just sign your cake.
Cheek and kind of make it a little family cake nice blue color keep in mind when you’re making there was darker colors fondant is going to be a little bit more sticky I always try to stay away from those too unless you have someone that really wants a darker colored cake and you have to make it for him try stick with these lighter colors we’ll have better luck okay so we’re going to go ahead and put some of these smaller pieces on and our fondant cake
is just about done see how quickly it went we decorate the whole cake. in almost 20 minutes time I had the lips ready ahead of time then we have another question the question is what kind of cake is this it’s a yellow cake with buttercream filling.
It doesn’t have any mousse in it it’s been in the fridge for about a week since last week and it was wrapped up really well so this is our cake so just an idea for the bottom I’ve got a little bit of fondant leftover you can do little pearls around the bottom like this or you can just do some buttercream piping to finish off your cake.
So I like the look of the pearls they’re fun to make you can make the pearls up at a time too as well and you can just kind of place them around the bottom of your cake it gives it a super cute. when you add these little pearls it adds an almost whimsical kind of look and these fondant cakes are great for making those offset whimsical kind of Alice and wonderland type of cakes.
I really really want to see some fondant cakes on the forum so you could just make small cake like this a small 8 inch cake you can even make a six inch cake or a square the swear cakes make beautiful Bowl box cakes too as well and as you can see the cake is really shaping up with the pearls around the side so thanks for joining me today and we’ll see you next week for some fondant decorations ok and be sure to join in on the contest and let us know how you’re doing every great week and we’ll see you next Thursday.