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    People are becoming more aware of fondant-and its taste-so I think they look at a cake like your's and think, "Yuck!" so you have to tell them it's made of marshmallows and not powdered sugar and water. You may want to take your leftover bits and break a piece off for people to taste so they can spread the word that it tastes good. A lot of decorators end up peeling off regular fondant before serving because it tastes bad and no one will eat it, but to me it seems like such a waste of your time and all the pretty to do that. I can understand why they do it, though. Who wants to see a bunch of sour faces when they taste your creation?
    I got the Marshmallow Fondant recipe from the Wilton site. It's tough to get it going. I have to use quite a bit of shortening on my hands to get it kneaded good enough to roll and cut; but you don't taste the shortening in the end product.
    I do make my own buttercream from the Wilton recipe. I like the taste and texture better than canned frosting. I have a really weird tip for you that no one ever believes works. Once you have the buttercream on the cake, put the cake in the fridge for 5-10 minutes, until it crusts over a little. Take a NEW (as in, has never touched paint) small foam paint roller and handle and roll it over the cake to smooth the frosting. Don't be afraid to apply a bit of pressure to get it to smooth. If it's too sticky, put in back in the fridge. If it's still too sticky, the buttercream probably isn't stiff enough so you can try adding a sprinkling of powdered sugar over it but that may not work as well on colored frostings (just pure white buttercream). I tried the putty knife trick, the Viva paper towel trick, and everything else out there but I couldn't get it to be as smooth as bakery cakes until I grabbed a foam roller in frustration one day.
    If you want pure white buttercream, make sure to pick up a bottle of clear Vanilla and a bottle of butter flavoring, and substitute the butter in the recipe for more shortening (NOT butter flavored shortening). The Crisco brand shortening is a bit tough to use right now since they took out the trans-fats, so look for a generic brand that still has transfats in it.
    I also can't cut a cake straight for nothing so a couple of minutes after it comes out of the oven, I press a potholders on the top to flatten it. Don't be afraid to apply some pressure with this tip, too. "Real" cake decorators will tell you that hate it when people do this as they feel it makes the cake too dense, but everyone loves how my cakes taste and the texture so if it's the only flat to get the darn thing even enough so it doesn't hump, I'll do it.
    I could talk about cakes all day!

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    Yes it is sooo fun!!! LOL...and yes it is the marshmallow fondant, i think i got the reciepe from whatscookingamerica.com. I did use frosting under it, but it was just the can, do you make your own?
    I havent tried store fondant, but the marshmallow one is so yummy and easy to make i dont think i will ever try the store one.
    I think it is sooo good, but I noticed some people are kinda weirded out at the texture....like they are not use to it!
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    Is it Marshmallow Fondant? If so, I recently made some stuff with it and it does taste good. Regular fondant tastes like paste or something-it's just awful. Did you put buttercream under the fondant?
    You and I can drive everyone nuts posting pictures of our creations on here. LOL I already have some of mine posted on a myspace slideshow.
    Your cake looks great! It's hard to believe it's the first time you've worked with fondant! Isn't is great? It's like playing with Playdough again only this time you get to eat it.

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    all right..bring it over
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    Hi GREENAPPLEGIRL77
    First off CONGRATS on the baby!!!!
    Second, at first I bought the premade fondant by Wilton, but before I opened the package I googled it and was horrified to read from all the reviews that wilton's fondant was NASTY!!! Although I was curious to see for myself how it tasted I just took it back. What is the point of a pretty cake that tastes ugly? So I ended up making a homemade fondant from a recipe online, it is delicious!!! So yummy good. It is very sweet but has a taffy like texture(although not as tough or chewy) and i think alot of people have never tasted fondant and are a little thrown off by the texture on their cake......it is different but IT DEFINETLY STILLTASTES GOOD!!!!
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    how did the fondant taste? I love how it looks..but I am afraid to buy it becuase it might not taste as good as it looks..haha
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    I am near bakersfield,ca
    about 2 hours north of LA
    What part of LA are you from?


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    Sweet_Girl,

    I just know that is a soy, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetable cake, right? Or else you wouldn't be tempting us? LOL!

    Hey, where 'bout in Cali you are from?
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    The cake looks gorgeous...pink is my favorite color! You could make some money doing those for a living!

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    Welcome Vanwhitt
    TOM refers to TIME OF THE MONTH
    Your period and all the "joys" it brings with it!
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    ****MINI GOAL-200****PASSED MY MINI GOAL ON 6/8/08!!!!
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    HI! I am very new to this...i have a dr. appt in hopes of getting phen next tuesday and i think this site is wonderful and so supportive! you look great and are very inspiring. i was wondering what "TOM" is...i've seen it on other posts but i don't know what it means. Thanks!

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    Since I can't taste it ... can you tell us? LOL
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
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    Thanks sooo much everyone for all the sweet comments!!! LOL, I was kind of nervous posting it up....But now I feel ALL WARM AND FUZZY INSIDE!!!!
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    ****MINI GOAL-200****PASSED MY MINI GOAL ON 6/8/08!!!!
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    I'd LOVE to be able to decorate cakes like that. I try and try. Especially using fondat!

    GREAT Job!
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
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    Beautiful!!! You are very talented!
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    That is gorgeous!

    Wouldn't be so gorgeous on my hips...lol

    Tell me it's calorie free puleeease!!

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    No, I've never sold them, this is my first and I'm barely making my second today, but I sure have fun doing it!!!
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    OMG THAT LOOKS DELISH!!! VERY BEAUTIFUL!


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    Awww THANK YOU!!!! It's my first fondant cake!!! LOL, I am in the process of making another one and my husband's sister is having a baby so we signed up to do the cake for more practice.....well then his mom says "oh she's having a jungle theme, so use monkeys." I'm like "WHAT? I've only done ONE cake, I DONT know how to make monkeys!!!!"
    SW-04/18/08-212 -my highest weight EVER
    CW-05/02/08-205.5
    CW-05/17/08-204~~scale is finally moving again!!~~
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    CW-6/8/08-199.5~ONEDERLAND!!!!!!~
    CW-6/11/08-199
    CW-7/11/08-196

    ****MINI GOAL-200****PASSED MY MINI GOAL ON 6/8/08!!!!
    ****MINI GOAL-195****

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    OMG!! that is beautiful!!! do you sell cakes or something? sheesh, that is some talent right there...and i've been craving some cake...hmmm lol
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    OH MY GOSH! You made that????!! For real?? That is just awesome!

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    OK, SORRY ABOUT THAT GUYS!!! IT TOOK ME A HUNDRED BILLION TRIES BUT I FINALLY THINK I GOT IT....I JUST PUT THE PIC IN MY SIGNATURE!!!! SO THIS IS WHAT I MADE!!!!
    SW-04/18/08-212 -my highest weight EVER
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    CW-6/8/08-199.5~ONEDERLAND!!!!!!~
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    CW-7/11/08-196

    ****MINI GOAL-200****PASSED MY MINI GOAL ON 6/8/08!!!!
    ****MINI GOAL-195****

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    Okay how about dESCRIBING it to us!

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    Upload the pic to photobucket or something like it. Copy the image location...on photobucket it even gives you the exact code you need.

    Put the location in between

    We wanna see asap!

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    Im imagining it, even though you didnt say what 'it' was.... but in my mind its wonderful!!

    I dont know how to do pictures either... I dont even try lol




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