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Topic: Fall Celebration Cake
Tana30052 09/04/2009 8:27 AM
Since we are beginning to get a hint of fall, I thought I would post this cake I made last year for a neighborhood get-together. The leaves, pumpkins, and squashes are made from MMF. The acorns are caramels dipped in chocolate.
Jeanne G 09/04/2009 8:54 AM
Nice! Love the acorns!
dead goose 09/04/2009 12:57 PM
Cake is great! How did you get your leaves go pretty?
vthorse 09/04/2009 6:48 PM
Just so pretty!
tortnaya 09/05/2009 7:38 PM
How cool is that!!!
Tana30052 09/08/2009 8:10 AM
Thank you for the kind comments. Once I cut out the leaf, I used the veining tool to add the veins, then I "squiggled up" (technical term) the leaf and let it dry. Once it was dry, I painted in the vein details, added the color and added some dust to give them a sparkle.
sweetgrandma 09/08/2009 7:39 PM
You did a great job!!
thestones 09/09/2009 7:24 AM
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cake! I am going to try this for our Thanksgiving dinner. It will make a great center piece!
MARIE J 09/09/2009 8:17 AM
Cute - you did a great job on the cake & the leaves, & pumpkins
Brian's Buttercup 09/13/2009 5:49 PM
that is just beautiful!!! I love making fall cakes. LOVE IT!!! superb job!
aosweiler 09/13/2009 6:29 PM
that was an awesome picture.whats the difference from gum paste to fondant? im new to the baking scene.just thought i would ask.only way im going to learn.i cant take the classes at michaels because i work to many long hours at i can only learn on the weekends when i dont work.thanks for anyone who can help me.i need all the help i can get.
Tana30052 09/15/2009 6:14 PM
aosweiler - gum paste dries harder than fondant.
aosweiler 09/15/2009 7:14 PM
tana, the people i talk with at work say that fondant doesnt taste well.can i use something like lemon or almond flavor to put into the fondant?so that it tastes better.

i know this is way early but i was thinking of making the brownies using my round cookie cutter and putting red or green fondant on the brownie then putting M&Ms on top of the brownie.cutting half of a marshmellow putting it on top of the make it look like a christmas ornament.i bought the magazine that shows how to make different designs for called "treats for the tree" on page 61 of brownie fun.i thought it looked like it might be fun.
Tana30052 09/17/2009 8:18 AM
aosweiler - unfortunately, the Wilton pre-made fondant is not the best tasting - if I were using that I would definitely add some flavoring. I make marshmallow fondant - never had anyone complain about the taste.
sweetgrandma 09/17/2009 4:16 PM
I don't think adding flavoring to Wilton fondant will do the trick. I'd advise one of the other brands like Satinice or Pettinice or for the best taste, make a batch of MMF.
aosweiler 09/17/2009 4:42 PM
sweet grandma, what is pettinice, satinice? is that a sweet?never heard of that.

tana how do you make marshmallow fondont?that sounds good on top of a brownie.

thanks for your guys/gals help.making me rethink how i will make my xmas gifts.i want them to look nice but more importantly i want them to taste right too.
Tana30052 09/21/2009 12:55 PM
aosweiler - sorry for the late reply - been a bit busy with family for the last week. You can find the recipe for marshmallow fondant under the recipe forum. The one I use is by bunnywoman.
MJK350 09/22/2009 11:56 AM
Fantastic job!!!