I only had one cake to do this week, and it was a fun one! It was for a childhood friend - or rather, for her daughter, Adriana. This cake is half chocolate, half vanilla on the inside (like this one), covered in vanilla buttercream, and then covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant and gum paste.
I always like be challenged do to things I haven't done before...like drawing a horse and boots, then cutting them out! I printed coloring sheets that looked like what I wanted and just traced them on the fondant then cut them with an x-acto blade.
All of the brown fondant was homemade marshmallow fondant with chocolate added in (cocoa powder and melted chocolate chips). I basically experimented to get the color/texture I needed, but I can't give you a solid recipe yet. I cut the daisies using this Wilton Daisies set and the letters using this Wilton Alphabet Set.
Update: I have since published a chocolate fondant recipe, but it's still far from perfect and I never get exactly the texture I need. These days when I need brown fondant, I use Satin Ice Brown/Dark Chocolate fondant. It's pricey, but worth it! And it tastes like brownie batter!
But in the end, I was really happy with how it turned out and learned quite a few new things!
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