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Fondant Dora: Photo tutorial

23 Apr

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Here’s my Diego tutorial.
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How to: Covering and impressing a cake board

27 Feb

A decorated cake board does so much to finish the look of a beautifully decorated cake.  Not everyone agrees but I say if you are going to spend hours making that cake look just perfect then an extra 10 minutes to add fondant to the board to complete the look is time well spent!

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I will use either straight fondant, a 80/20 fondant/gumpaste mix or fondant with tylose added to cover my cake boards.  Mostly it depends on how organized I am.   If I am prepping the board well ahead of time straight fondant is fine, the day ahead and I add tylose, the day of and I use gumpaste.

1.  Roll out the fondant out onto a mat to the size of the cake board.  I usually roll it to be about 1/8th of an inch thick
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2  Add a sprinkle of water to your cake board (a spray bottle works great) and place the board on top of the fondant.  Use a pizza cutter to trim the excess

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3. Flip it so the fondant, board and mat so that the fondant is on top and gently pull the mat off the fondant.

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4.  Place an impression mat over the fondant and push gently with your hands or roll gently with your rolling pin to imprint the pattern onto the fondant.

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If you push too hard you may need to re-trim the edges of the fondant again so they do not hang over the board.  I use a glue gun to add ribbon to the edges of the cake board.

I will wait 3 hours to place a cake on the board if I used gumpaste, 24 hours if tylose and at least 48 if just fondant.  But that timeline may vary depending on the humidity of your home.

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How To: Eeyore Tutorial

21 Oct

So this is my first tutorial.  I hope to do a bunch of these.

I used a 50/50 blend of gumpaste and fondant to make Eeyore.

1. Make a cone shaped lump for the body out of dark blue.  Create a curved spine along the back of the cone (see pic).
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2,  Create a light blue flat oval and add it onto the body.

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3. Push together a piece of dark blue fondant with a smaller piece of light blue.  Form into a leg.  Use a veining tool to create the creases in the legs.
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4. Repeat for other hind and front legs.

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5. At this point I left Eeyore to harden for a couple days.

6. To make his head I made two ovals, one of dark and one light.  I cut 1/3 off of both ovals and then glued the 2/3 portion of the dark to the 1/3 portion of the light.  Like this.

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7.  Attach the head to the body with a toothpick and gumpaste glue.  Take a piece of dark blue and blend it along the back of Eeyore’s neck to bring the two pieces together.  To make the gumpaste a bit more pliable I put it in the microwave briefly.  I could not get a perfect blend but I think it looks better then two separate pieces.

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8.  Add all the details.  I used a toothpick to add some lines and nostrils to Eeyore’s face.  I rolled out a spade shape of dark blue and added a smaller pink layer for each ear.  I used a petal and a circle cutter for his eyes and small strips for eyebrows.

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9.  Don’t forget his tail – a stripe of dark blue fondant with a pink bow, black tip and the nail.  I forgot to take a picture of this…

10.  Here he is on the cake.

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Thanks for reading 🙂