Project: Isaac’s cake Part 2Posted: May 6, 2012
The challenging part begins on Day 3. From all the research and YouTube watching till late nights, now is when it is all put to practice. I started with the green fondant. Kneaded it till it was pliable. Looks ok so far….
Then I had to roll the fondant big enough to cover the whole cake. I dusted the work surface with powdered sugar + cornflour. Found this tip from the internet , it is suppose to make the fondant less sticky and easier to manage especially in humid places. I think I built a few muscles from rolling the fondant down to about 5mm thick. Now, the challenging part is to lift the heavy fondant with the rolling pin and place it on top of the cake. I manage to place it but the fondant had crack lines and stretch marks , I think it is from having too much powder on the work surface which harden it. Hmm… maybe I shouldn’t have powdered the work surface so much.
As for the race tracks, I used shortening on the work surface which made the fondant more pliable and softer. I struggled a little when trying to place the track on the cake without tearing the fondant. Maybe some expert can teach me a better way of placing it on the cake. I couldn’t find any tip from the internet for this. What I did was I placed the whole baking sheet with the track fondant on the cake and slowly rolled the paper out from under the tracks. Well, it worked! hahaha…..
I made some cute little signage to decorate the cake.
I was testing out where to put the “Happy Birthday”… on the board or on the side of the cake.
This is the almost finish look, Isaac wants to put the cars on the cake himself, so that will have to wait till the next day. I hope the cake will be ok during transportation, the drive to his place takes about 1 1/2 hours.
This is me , busy at work.
Ta-Dah!! here is the finished look!
The cake kind of sagged a little from the heat…. but it still looks presentable. Phew!! Mission Accomplished! My first Fondant Cake.
Me and my favourite nephew! Happy Birthday Isaac!! Lots of love from your “beh kor”.