I took a few pictures of my homemade fondant experience, forgive me for not posting them just yet. I'm VERY pleased to say that it turned out GREAT!! Almost better than expected.
I am not a big fan of fondant, if you've never tasted it, it's not the greatest tasting stuff. As my brother "kindly" put it "it tastes like sugary play-doh!!". He wasn't kidding, it really did. Now, I don't know about you, but the last thing I want my cake to taste like is "the stuff I used to squish between my fingers and toes when I was a kid" hehe. So from then on out I started using only butter cream, with the occasional fondant decoration that I instructed people not to eat (I will say this, I KNOW that some bakers and cake decorators frost their cakes before putting a fondant covering on, that way the fondant can be peeled off and the cake is iced with the good stuff underneath...but come on, that's just calling for way too much work just to eat a piece of cake, hehe) . Recently I came across a recipe for "Marshmallow Fondant"...I decided to give it a try. What did I have to loose? If I didn't like the taste, I didn't have to cover a whole cake with it, I could just save it and use it for decorations like I had been doing with the store bought fondant. Let me tell you, it was a work-out, kneading and mushing and mixing and squishing that fondant!! However, it was well worth it!! I ended up with over 2lbs of fondant and not yucky tasting fondant at that!
I have yet to cover an entire cake with fondant, I'm still "fondant shy"...but it won't be long and I'll give it a whirl!! From this point on I will only be using my homemade fondant!
I'm in the process of working on 3 cakes and 20 cupcakes and I am loving every second of it!! I'll post pictures soon, so check back!!!
ps....is it weird to have dreams about cake?? At least its calorie free!!