Saturday, May 22, 2010

Midnight Madness

So last night I got really inspired and tried my hand at cake making! I've been wanting to make one for a while now, and since I volunteered to make the cake for my brother's graduation party, I needed to get some practice in. I started with making the fondant with a recipe that uses marshmallows and powdered sugar, then made a chocolate cake from a box (one of these days I'll try one from scratch), and finished by making chocolate cream-cheese frosting. I started this whole shin-dig at around 9:30 last night and finished around 4:00 this morning. Luckily, I had the Decemberists and the Killers to keep me company. By the time I was done, I was covered in powdered sugar, exhausted, but also extremely satisfied with my masterpiece :) Here are the pictures for evidence.

Rolling the fondant out. Man, bakers must have some amazing muscles. My arms are sore!
That's my thumb. I was very thrilled to get the fondant on the cake without it braking.
The finished product! What do ya think?

Candace and I tried it this morning. A healthy breakfast for sure.

This cake kind of reminds me of a coral reef or something from The Little Mermaid, but I don't really have a name for it. Did I mention that it tasted wonderful?! A lot of fondant cakes that I have tried usually have a weird taste but the marshmallows and powdered sugar give it a sweet, fluffy flavor. Well it has been quite a lovely experience baking this cake, and I'm already thinking of new ideas for another cake! So until then, Bon Appetit!


  1. it looks amazing! How did you do the decorations?

  2. Thanks! I dyed the fondant, rolled it out, and cut them into different shapes. That was probably the most tedious part of the whole thing.

  3. SOOOO cool! You are officially the family baker. I resign any ownership (if I ever had it) for that title. It is beautiful, Kirsty! I want some!

  4. OMG!! That is absolutely amazing!!! Your design is incredible! I'm so impressed. And now I'm hungry, too. ;^)