If you want to make this cake with me, I will be teaching classes at a few community education locations around the Twin Cities that will teach you how to cover a cake with fondant and decorate it like this. A perfect wintertime activity with a few friends! (See below for class information.)
If you're ready to go it alone...
8" round cake baked & cooled
2-3 cups icing
Approx. 20-24 oz. white fondant*
Wilton Pearl Dust (white, silver or blue)
Blue Gel Coloring
Clear Vanilla Extract
Vegetable Shortening (to grease rolling surface)
Roll & Cut Mat or Parchment Paper for rolling fondant
Snowflake Cookie Cutters
*Note on Fondant: Please click these links to see my posts about
Making Fondant from Scratch
Making Marshmallow Fondant
Which Fondant is Best for Cakes
*Remember that you always want to keep fondant covered when you are not using it. Click the link to see my "Fondant 101" tips and information.
*You could also make this cake without the fondant covering, and just use the fondant cut out snowflakes on a cake covered with icing... totally your call.
This will be an abbreviated tutorial on covering a cake with fondant. Click the link if you want to see my complete step-by-step tutorial on how to cover a cake with fondant.
Next, you'll want to roll the fondant out into a circle that has a diameter equal to: the diameter of the cake + 2x the height of the cake.
(For this cake, it is 6"x2", so I needed 6" + 2x(2") = 10" of fondant.
I prefer to raise my cake on a bowl or pan that is smaller around than the cake so that I can have better access to the fondant. To do this, you need to first place the cake on a round of cardboard that is equal to the size of the cake.
Now for the snowflakes:
(Remember, though, that the ones you want flexible enough to wrap on the cake can not sit out for 24 hours!)
Now, if you want to make the cake with me, here are the links to the Community Education classes.
For each class, you must register ahead of the class, and you must bring some supplies with you. Please follow the links for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 31: 6-8:30pm White Bear Lake South Campus
Wednesday, Feb. 1: 6-8:30pm Sibley High School, West St. Paul
Click here for a more complete listing of my Cake Decorating Classes offered though Community Education programs in the Twin Cities.
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