I've been chronicling my cake-decorating adventures in the bakery here at Be Food.
And it's been interesting and riveting, to be sure.
Today, however, I find is not a day for words, but instead, pictures. Today I achieved a great milestone, and I will trumpet my joyousness here on the Internets through pictures.
We've had a guest in our bakery class, a professional wedding cake designer and maker. She's shared some recipes, tricks of the trade, as well as her tools and skills.
And today, for the first time ever, I covered and decorated my first fondant cake. This has always been a daunting thing for me. Fondant has always seemed scary. Until today.
Probably hard to tell, color-wise, what exactly is happening here. A bright yellow fondant-covered cake, purple fondant pearls there at the bottom, purple and yellow fondant flowers on the sides.
I had my daughter, Kirby, in mind when I did this, and she will turn 13 (I know, I know, next March...however, why not think about these things now?). I used cutters for the flowers, but I free-handed the 13.
Birthdays (and all other cake-appropriate holidays) will never be the same at the Nelson house.