So...Thursday afternoon Connie comes down to my office and says..."You know I am NOT one to carry tales, and I neeeever start trouble...but Wayne says that "Old Lady Crawford makes a pretty good cake".
We've had a RASH of 50th birthdays in the office this year...but, this time I was really, really sweet and just made a cute cake.
The top layer is cherry chip, the bottom is fudge chocolate. The really fun part to this cake though, is the frosting. It's mighty tasty, and awfully easy to work with...so I thought I'd share how it works.
First, I baked the cake and assembled the layers with a thin coat of a very indulgent buttercream frosting. Then the fun started...it's covered with a layer of marshmallow fondant.
Put a package of miniature marshmallows into a microwaveable bowl, and melt them on high power in the microwave. Start at 30 second intervals, you want them melted, not boiling.
Then, stir in powdered sugar...until it's similar to a soft cookie dough.
Turn it out onto a powdered sugar covered surface and knead in enough to make a good, stiff, roll-able dough. You can color the fondant by adding any food coloring, (I used professional colorant gels) and then kneading the fondant to mix it well. Then you can roll it out, drape the cake and cover it in the fondant. You can also use anything to cut out shapes, roll out and sculpt shapes, or whatever strikes your fancy.
Keep it covered while you aren't using it, and if it gets too dry while you are working with it, just knead in some water to moisten it again.
To cover this cake, I just rolled it out thinly and then carefully covered the cake. The base layer of fondant on each layer was finished individually, then the round was glued to the square using a bit of the butter cream frosting. When the layers were covered, I used small biscuit cutters to cut the rounds from the coordinating colors and "glued" them to the base by wetting the backs.
The purple is buttercream frosting that was piped on. All in all, pretty cute...huh?
Now that I've shared...I am off to my niece's wedding...so I'm sharing the Artsy Blogger links a day early...seems only fair since I've shared them a day late...Don't miss coming back to visit tomorrow...a new give away will be starting soon and all the details will be in the post! In the mean time...go visit the bloggers...say hi...we LOVE the attention!!!
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