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My first fondant cake!

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Yikes! The fondant wasn't the trouble, the trouble was getting the buttercream smooth. My first pass over the frosting kept pulling up crumbs, so I stuck the cake in the freezer for a few. Then, my sides weren't completely even. Back to the video before next time. The fondant was actually pretty easy to work with, although I have to be more careful cutting it around next time. I cut it a wee bit short!

I am going to do one every weekend until I do better. Thanks for all of your help with this!
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Congratulations!! :) So happy for you - every cake is another lesson learned! icon_wink.gif

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Thanks six! Do you have six children? Or did you make 6 cakes in a row???
Nncy
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I think you did a fantastic job for the first one!!! Wow. You will get better and better as you make more cakes!!! Great Job!!!

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Your cake is too cute--love the butterflies as the bottom border!  I think your fondant looks lovely and smooth :)

 

Buttercream smoothing is an arch-nemesis of mine, as well.  Lately I've been focusing on buttercream-only cakes just to practice; I tried the "upside down" method, and that seemed to work quite well!  I also broke down and got a bench scraper, rather than using my angled spatula--also helped.

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Your cake is lovely, The fondant looks smooth and in time you will master all these tricks.

 

I keep my cakes chilled thru the whole process.  level and fill, chill, Crumb coat, chill, etc.  Also since I returned to buttercream I started to add white chocolate to my recipe and everybody loved the taste.  Then I wanted to ganache all my cakes but didn't like the taste of ganache without the buttercream.  So I added twice as much chocolate to my buttercream and wow o wowie.  I got the taste of ganache and buttercream AND... it smooths out perfect.  HTH

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Very cute, great first cake! Like someone told me, you will appreciate looking back at this later on and seeing how you change and learn!

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So you add chocolate to your buttercream to make it thick or what.
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Thanks six! Do you have six children? Or did you make 6 cakes in a row???
Nncy

 

6 kiddos icon_smile.gif when we're out together, people comment about having our ducks in a row, so that's where six in a row came from!

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Very nice!
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Thanks for,your encouragement, friends! It is very nice of you!
Nancy
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