Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Trial Run #1

I couldn't wait until tonight to make the cupcakes and try out the fondant so I ended up doing it last night after I posted the previous blog. With this trial run I learned a few key things:

  1. Don't let this stuff get warm, it's too hard to work with, no matter how much you think it will help.

  2. Have very sharp instruments on hand, it's a pain in the butt to cut when it gets warm.

  3. Make sure you use a dense, heavy cake mix. My cupcakes were too fluffy and just wanted to squish when I put the fondant on.

Luckily I only made one set of cupcakes and saved the rest of my batter for this weekend. (Either I would have eaten them all or ended up throwing them in the floor and stomping them out of frustration.) I only made one with the fondant covering it. I really think they are just more for looks than taste because the fondant is just doesn't go well with the traditional kinds of cake I'm used to.

Luckily for me I didn't put fondant on all of them, that way I could eat one. (Or two!)...(Okay, okay, I had 3. Plus one at 3 am when I got up to get Drew's bottle. It doesn't count if you eat it in the middle of the night.)


JB and Angie said...

How pretty, I'm so impressed! I think you might have a little side job going...

Sarabox said...

Wow! I think it is will be an expert in no time!

jenn said...

um...i missed your last blog somehow, which let's me know that I am really getting behind. Anyway, I need you to teach me how to clean up the kitchen from your last blog because mine has never looked like that. These cupcakes are super cute and if your fondant taste good, then Molly has a birthday on November 10th. She'll be 10, so whatever you think a 10 year old likes. Lately she really likes Paul Simon music so if you can figure something out with that BONUS!