Let me say I DON’T cook, so I told my cousin having the shower that I would do the lamb, but she had to buy a cake … so she did.
I played with fondant last year when I did my nieces shower so had about 15 minutes of experience and jumped in but do let me say that without my friend AMANDA I would never I attempted this ... thank heaven for Amanda :). This recipe is so easy, and if I can do this, anyone can. You basically microwave marshmallows and add powdered sugar, knead into a ball, and you have white fondant !! To add color, I used the
found at Wal Mart. Lesson learned here is that once a
color is on your hands it sneaks into the next ball of color. I used red dye for my pink fondant and
holy cow what a mess I made !! Wilton
To form the body I made rice crispy treats and formed them into the shape. For the head I put the RCT’s in a small baggy and formed into the shape of a head. For the legs I made a log shape and once cooled, cut into legs.
Then you ice over the RCT form with regular cake icing, (I think Duff Goldman calls this "dirty icing"), then cover the form with your sheet of fondant. To roll fondant into a sheet, simply roll out like dough, using powdered sugar to prevent sticking.
So here he is, and for the record, this guy looks huge, but actually fits on top of a 10 inch cake. I don't like his pink muzzle, it's too thick. I molded it into the white a bit by wetting my finger, also the curls are little rolls of fondant, fixed into place with a dab of water.
So here he is all finished, perched on his “minky” pedestal
And here are the two that started all this baby shower madness last October.
These are my nieces twins, hard to believe it’s been almost a year ! He's thinking, "lets change the pistons in this thing", and she is thinking "these colors match my outfit nicely". I have been absent for months, but read your blogs faithfully, life has been on hold, but what a joy these two are !!
Now it's time to do some Christmas crafting !!! Thanks for stopping by, E