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  1. Week 29: Blue Velvet Leopard Cake

    August 20, 2012 by Nina Spezzaferro

    Of all the cakes I baked so far this year, I’m most proud of this one. (more…)

  2. This is why I’m scared of fondant

    December 9, 2011 by Nina Spezzaferro

    Special thanks to my dear friend, John, for sharing this photo with me.

    This is a fondant cake made by the friend I previously mentioned asked me if I would be experimenting with fondant. And I think it’s pretty obvious why he asked.

    There are so many things wrong with this photo. Why are there straws beside the cake? Why is the cake so close to what appears to be a bathroom? What is the cake sitting on?

    When I first saw this cake photo, I forwarded it on to one of our mutual friends and she replied with, “Why does it look like a toilet?” John felt it looked more like a snowman.

    This is why I’m scared of fondant. Because it might result in a cake that looks like a toilet. It’s a valid concern.

  3. To Fondant or Not to Fondant?

    December 5, 2011 by Nina Spezzaferro

    A gorgeous fondant cake from Flickr user, sweetpea0613.

    The other day a friend asked if I would be experimenting with fondant during my year-long weekly cake baking project because he himself was hoping to learn more about working with it. It seems silly not to since it’s such a trendy decorating technique, but I have some reservations.

    I’m not a huge fan of fondant because I find it intimidating. Up until last summer, I had never even tasted a fondant cake, but was pleasantly surprised to find it tasted much better than play dough, which is what it looks like to me.

    I did what anyone would do when trying to figure out how to do something new; I Googled it. There are a lot of YouTube videos on how to work with fondant, but I was disappointed so many of the videos used store-bought fondant. This video, however, shows you how to inexpensively make your own marshmallow flavored fondant and it doesn’t look too difficult either.