Sunday, we had our first cake decorating lesson in fondant.
Let me just say for the record, I hate fondant. It looks pretty, it goes on smooth, and it is really like playing with play dough. That is all well and good,but fondant is a harsh task master, a slave maker, a tyrant, and it tastes like play dough. Not a plus in my book.
The boy and I just made a single layer cake because we knew that we were just going to throw it away. This didn’t inspire the boy to do anything nice with his cake. I wasn’t inspired either.
It isn’t bad, but I could have done better. Truth is, I hate fondant, and I would have much rather decorated the cake with buttercream. I can lick buttercream, I can suck the extra icing out of the tips before they are washed, and then if some is leftover, you can schmear it between 2 graham crackers and have a wonderful snack type thing. Buttercream is much more versatile, and it tastes good!
One of the ladies in the class knew that she couldn’t be there on Sunday, so I told her that she could come over and I would help her with her cake.
She hates fondant too, but she was inspired. It could have been because she was getting tutored by moi, or it could have been because she likes pink too, or it could have been because we were going to fix her sausage gravy and home made biscuits or maybe it could have been because her cake was going to be taken to her son in Norfolk today.
We both decided that butter cream is much more fun, but we really like playing with play dough.
How long do you think it took to decorate this cake?