Friday, March 4, 2011
I have been feeling so great of knowing and keeping in touch with Kate of Artisan Sweet By Kate who has been so supportive and attentive in providing information and help regarding fondant decoration. Together with the Cake Strips, she also included a book about Creating Celebration Cakes and Sugar Flowers in the envelope. I was so grateful! Thanks so much Kate! This 2 tiered cake is dedicated to you, my friend! :-) And a visit to her blog is a cake decorating bliss! Check it out!
My fondant learning progress has been slow but sure, a couple of things I have learnt from Kate, books and Internet. I am glad I am moving forward. In between spare time I have been reading and practicing, and yet find that it is necessary to plan ahead for attending more classes, either the art of royal icing, sugarpaste and flower gumpaste. My options would be Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. I am just so excited imagining when the time comes and I am actually sitting in the class with sugarpaste in my hand and a big smile in my face.
Well, this 2 tiered cake is my first attempt on making a tiered fondant decorated cake. It was scary at the beginning but when it was done, I didn't waste any second of incepting new ideas for my next fondant cake. So what would it be? I don't know, maybe some decoration that would involve orchid and striking red color?
And undoubtedly I need to get organized! Need to start sketching my ideas. Since fondant decoration involves many steps of preparation, a clear understanding of all elements is crucial.
Last but not least, I like to thank Avanika of Yumsilicious Bakes and Linda V of Bubble and Sweet for their great comments and offers to help in terms of learning more about fondant. And thanks to many others whose comments have been tremendously encouraging!