It is always great to have a reason to bake a cake. At work, it was a Sergeant's birthday. I decided to make him a cake! One, it was his birthday....Two, it gave me a reason to practice my skills.
I got these baking pans as an engagement gift from my friend Sara Hill. They are Calphalon ''9 inch baking pans. They came in a pack of two. They are a perfect size for cake making, and they work really well if making double layered cake.
I am experiementing with fondant on the cake. There are recipes for making your own fondant, but since i am not very experienced in the area of fondant making, I purchased a box at Michael's craft store in the baking section to practice. Fondant is relatively easy to work with, but can be tricky at times.
Good things about fondant: it molds easily and if you mess up, you can just roll it into a ball and start all over!
These are pieces of fondant I have cut and shaped in the hopes of making a fondant bow. I cut out different sizes and lengths. On thebox of fondant, it had how to make a fondant bow and loops. Soooooo...i gave it a whirl!
Wilton Baking has some cool ideas, merchandise, recipes, and decorating links on their website. Wilton has been a top leader in cake decorating, quality bakeware and food crafting business.
The Sergeant likes chocolate, so I added some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, and drizzled some chocolate on the fondant bow.
Not too bad at my first time making a fondant bow, went a little crazy on thte chocolate drizzle. I gave it to him at work, and he said that cake was devoured in 30 minutes tops.....that must have been one good cake.... :-)
If anyone would like the directions on how to make a fondant bow, it is really easy, just need a little patience!