The Cake Chick

Why? Because life is sweeter with a little cake …

How to store your fondant cake May 28, 2012

Filed under: Cakes — Connie @ 1:37 am

This is one of the most commonly asked questions upon delivery of a cake: how do I store my fondant covered cake?

Well, fondant is one of the most versatile, creative mediums available to both professional and amateur cake bakers. It can be colored, flavored, rolled, cut and molded into virtually any design you can imagine. Along with these wonderful qualities, however, comes a diva-esque trait that demands attention: Fondant must be stored properly to maintain its soft, delicious consistency. Take the time to treat your fondant-covered cake well and it will reward you with amazing flavor and a beautiful presentation

Fondant covered cakes do NOT need to be refrigerated. A fondant covered cake will keep for about 5 days in a cardboard box, with a cover, in a cool dry place. Store the cake away from direct sunlight or fluorescent lighting. Too much light can cause colors to fade or change.

Other than worrying about the humidity and sunlight, once my cake is done, I mostly have to worry about the kids trying to “see it”. “I’m just looking mom..” tends to give me a bit of a heart attack. So, once I give you your cake, just leave the cake somewhere that kids/animals/husbands can’t wreck it. If NO perishable filling/frosting then I leave it set out on my counter away from direct heat. This includes heat registers and direct sunlight. Allot of times I place it back in my COLD oven. This keeps tiny fingers from touching it, bugs, pets, dusts, and husbands AWAY from my cake. I then place a large note on my stove that there is a cake in the oven and to NOT TURN IT ON!!!!!

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Pokemon and Harry Potter cakes May 14, 2012

Filed under: Cakes — Connie @ 3:18 am

Last weekend was a busy one! I had the pleasure of working on 2 cakes for 11 year old twins Aiden and Ethan. Aiden wanted a Pokemon cake and Ethan wanted Harry Potter – funniest part was they both requested red velvet cake – but NO cream cheese icing 🙂  For the Pokemon cake I made Pikachu and Piplup from gumpaste and for the Harry Potter cake, the wand, glasses and the scarf is gumpaste. It took a while to get the colours just right, but I think it turned out in the end.  Happy birthday boys!

 

Baby bump cake May 7, 2012

Filed under: Cakes — Connie @ 2:58 pm

Last weekend I baked another baby bump cake. This one was for my daycare provider’s sister who is expecting. She’s not finding out if it’s a boy or girl, so we decided to go for both pink and blue. It is made with 1/2 of a sports ball cake and 2 rounded cupcakes.  I covered it in white fondant, then used other colors of fondant for the bow and decorations.  It was one of my most enjoyable cakes to make.

The baby shower had about 50 people, so I made a large 3 layer vanilla slab cake under the belly (chocolate). I was told she loved her cake and everyone enjoyed eating it.  I hope you all like it!

 

 
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