This is my first post but I've been reading and reading and reading and getting sooo many tips here from you all, so thanks already :)
This is my first fondant cake, first time for all of it, modelling, using fondant, etc, and I couldn't have done it without the advice from here...
So I know how long it took me. I'm just wondering how long it SHOULD take me to make, figures and all... I actually made the figures twice, once for practice. Each figure took approx. 5 hours from start to finish. Second time round was probably three hours. And I ended up making FOUR cakes:
1. Test cake for the recipe
2. Make cake and decorate - party cancelled due to rain (outdoor venue), ate cake
3. Made third cake - cooling on counter, went to pee, came back, kids had attacked it (they're v. small, though not small enough not to find a step and reach the counter)
4. Fourth time lucky and I got to decorate this one...
I've been asked to make a similar cake with diff characters, and I already know what price I want to charge. I estimate it took me maybe 10 hours total to make the figures, and then another six hours to bake, ganache and fondant. Is this ridiculously long? How long would it take you all to do similar?
[And yes, I know my ribbon edge shouldn't be at the front, and I dented the board fondant too, but otherwise was incredibly happy with cake! It was a gift for a friend's son)