Wednesday, August 15, 2007

You never know unless you try



I tried my hand at fondant for the first time in making Conor's first birthday cake. I had a trusty partner (Lyndsay) who was good enough to do all the fondant kneading (which we made homemade) and color mixing. She also covered the top cake in fondant and made all the leaves. What a pair! We are so thrilled with the results, and must give credit to dear sister/aunt Hannah, who is a cake genius and gave us the inspiration and guidance.


Happy Birthday, Conor! Now we have to cut it???

14 comments:

Hannah said...

You guys did an amazing job!!!

Yes you have to cut it! You've got pictures to remember how cute it is. Now you get to see how yummy it is!

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

How incredibly cool are you?! It looks great.

Abby said...

it's precious!! great job, ya'll!! I personally love the chubby animal part the best. awwwww darling!!!

YogaNana said...

Don't cut the zebra!!!!!!

Okay, cut the zebra. Very very cute -- and probably less painful than squirting all those little frosting stars all over the cakes like we used to do.

Sarah said...

I love it! That reminds me...I need to post a pic of the cake Hannah made for Alyssa's 6th bday. She wanted a hawaiian Luao theme and Hannah (at the last minute I must add) put together THE most adorable Hula Girl cake...look for it on my blog, I'll post it later today...JoAnne's is having a scrapbook sale this week and I have the car today....I can hear the store calling my name!

Jenna said...

This is a bad picture. The cake is perfectly level, but it looks like it's leaning here. Darn. I have many other pics though.

Jacquie said...

Awesome! You guys did a great job. The few cakes I have made for the girls I have to say "hurt" me when I had to cut 'em ;-)

rjlight said...

I almost said something like "make sure you take a picture before you cut it". It is gorgeous!

Annette Lyon said...

I'm mucho impressed! Glad you took pictures! I made an awesome sunflower cake for one of my kids' first b-days and forgot to take a picture. Duh.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

You are invited to join the LDS Blog Webring I set up. You may do by going to my blogspot, locating the webring on the righthand side of the page and clicking on Join. Hope to see you come aboard.

Be sure to insert the code on your blogspot right after signing up or it halts the progression of the webring as people click on next.

Luisa Perkins said...

Excellent work! I wish I could have been there to taste it!

Abby said...

well, I figure this goes with the cake post. Happy Birthday, Adam!!! Horray!! Horray!!!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Hey there,

My name is Tristi and I'm also on Candace's LDS webring. Nice to meet you -- and that is a great cake. I've never used fondant before but I'm hearing it's the way to go.

Tristi Pinkston said...

And you homeschool, too, just like me! Okay, you're way cool.