First Fondant Experience: Inspired by Cake Boss on TLC
Jun. 18, 2009 11:11 am
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012 10:35 pm
On Monday night, I watched a show called Cake Boss on TLC. They were making a white cake with a chocolate ganache and fresh strawberry filling. They iced the cake with buttercream and covered it with fondant. The show inspired me to try fondant for the first time and I also wanted to make the same cake combination as they did.
I tried the Marshmallow Fondant from this site and it truly is easy to work with. I made it first thing in the morning and wrapped the colored fondant and refrigerated it and I rolled it out late in the evening.
During the day, I baked two round white cakes. After they cooled, I leveled each cake. I was able to save the extra cake I cut from the tops and make the Cake Balls recipe! Next, I sliced some fresh strawberries and whipped up the Chocolate Ganache recipe from this site. Once the ganache cooled, I spread it over one of the cakes and covered the ganache with fresh strawberries. (Next time I will use more strawberries.) I put the top layer on and prepared the Buttercream Icing recipe from this site. I piped the buttercream on using my new cake icer and pastry bag. (I highly recommend it!)
Finally, after the fondant came to room temperture, I was ready to roll this stuff out! The only problem I encountered was the fondant sticking to the counter after I would roll it out. I had to peel it off the counter and start over several times.
Covering the cake was fun and easy. I purchased fondant cutters in circle shapes. I was up late finishing this cake, so I didn't take my time and do the greatest job, but I look forward to using fondant again in the near future.
Below are pictures of my progress as I made the cake yesterday.
Fondant Cake Preparation
Fondant Covered Cake
My Fondant Mess