Wednesday, June 30, 2010
When we were first dating, I decided to do a party for my husband for Canada Day. Having only been up here once at that point, I really had no idea what was considered "traditional" Canadian food. I made poutine, tourtiere, and a few other things. Needless to say, since I hadn't actually had any of those foods, they didn't turn out too well.
I decided to make a cake for my husband and father in law for Canada Day. With some of the free time I have had I have been practicing my cake decorating. Last year, before moving to Canada, I took two of the Wilton classes and really enjoyed them. I didn't have time to take the last two classes, but I did buy the books for them. This cake is my second cake done with fondant. I have tried fondant before a few times but it hadn't worked out for one reason or another. I thought this time it looked pretty good. This is marshmallow fondant which tastes a lot better than the packaged stuff. It's just really sweet, so you wouldn't want to eat a lot of it.
Cake Journal has a recipe for marshmallow fondant and really good step by step directions with pictures.