Thursday, July 16, 2009

Patriotic Cake

This cake is for a co-workers son for his 18th birthday. Once again I had nothing but trouble. this cake makes me question whether or not I truly have any talent. The marshmallow fondant, once again, did not turn out for me - I had to roll it out so many times, and it got buttercream frosting all mixed in with it, and my nice crumb coating got all jacked - not to mention the fact that it came squirting out the bottom of the cake.

When all is said and done, there are quite a few flaws in the fondant, especially on the bottom of the cake and uneveness in the crumb coating (because of ripping off my fondant twice).

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I cut my cake crooked. I just hope the whole thing doesn't fall apart before I get it to her.

On a positive note, the filling is a whipped milk chocolate chip ganache buttercream. It's yummy.


  1. I love how this turned out! I don't know why you are so down on yourself. Chin up - it looks fantastic from here! As long as you enjoy what you are doing, that is 9/10ths of it!

  2. I think your fondant looks really good! You can't tell that you had problems with it at all. I hope I can decorate with fondant one day like you. Which recipe of MMF are you using?