Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wilton Fondant & Gum Paste, Class 2

This is the cake from tonight's class. The Wilton suggestions for this course are extremely boring and ugly, so I had to find something else to make. I covered the cake with fondant and made the beach towel in class tonight; everything else I made at home a couple of days ahead.

I'm really happy with the way this turned out! This was my first time making a fondant cake and working with gum paste, so I feel pretty good about it!




We were supposed to make a draping blanket for class, but I decided to make mine a beach towel and do a whole beach scene.
I made this starfish by making an outline in gum paste with a cookie cutter and sculpting it into shape. I made all of the pore bump things with the end of a piping tip.


The shells and baby starfish are also made from gum paste.

I used smashed animal crackers for the sand...

These flip flops are my favorite!

This bucket isn't exactly what I envisioned, but it still works. It is a cupcake covered in fondant. The bucket handle and shovel are both gum paste. If I do this again, I will use two cupcakes with a smaller handle.

10 comments:

Dinoff said...

WOW! That really does look amazing! Awesome job on it! Do you ship? :)

Dinoff said...

Everyone that has seen the pictures has raved about and been very impressed with it!

Kelly said...

I'm really impressed. Honestly, this is what you should be doing for a living.

Vegan Von Vittle said...

Thanks guys!

Hopefully I will someday do this for a living. I need to get comfortable with charging people first.

Mandee said...

Such an awesome cake! You are v.good at decorating :)

Kitteh xox

Rachel said...

Von Little you have outdone your self. This cake is beautiful. Where can I buy your stuff?

Vegan Von Vittle said...

Awwww! Thanks Rach :)

destinyskitchen said...

Very nice work! I've not had the pleasure of working with fondant, but decorating cakes is so much fun!

Anonymous said...

I give you a lot of credit, and admire your creativity with this cake! I'm a Wilton instructor, and I love to see students thinking "outside the box" to come up with their own creations using the methods learned class. Good luck with all your cake decorating projects!

Anonymous said...

I am curious to know what type of food coloring do you use? I am currently taking the Wilton course and have been trying to use natural/vegan food coloring. Can't get vibrant colors, though.