My friend asked me if I could make this cake for her wedding anniversary. I looked at the link, groaned, then said, "I can give it my best effort." I took all three Wilton cake decorating classes as a way to get out of the house after my Eli boy was born. One lesson was on how to make a fondant cake. That was the last fondant cake I ever made :0) To say the least, I was a little worried if I could do it.
I had seen a recipe for marshmallow fondant floating around all of the recipe sites. After finding this tutorial, I decided to try it. I have to say it was VERY successful. My big argument against fondant (that it tastes terrible) has been dispelled!!!! It is also rather cheep, coming in at $4 a cake to frost! How 'bout them
apples, I mean cakes :0)
I covered the cake with buttercream frosting, then rolled gray fondant, then with the rectangles that made the screen. I used my icing coloring paste as paint and painted on the background. The darker colors I used straight paste, the lighter, I mixed the paste with water. I actually really enjoyed this part.
Dare I say that while I was making one, I might as well make two!?! I baked the cake in a cookie sheet, intending to cut in half and stack one side on the other. My cake ended up too thick to stack, so I had two cakes instead of one. Surprise! Can't waste a whole cake, right? So I decided I would deem one, the good cake, the other the ugly step-child. OK, a bit harsh, but one would be the owner of all the good app buttons, the other, all the less-than-good app buttons.
To be totally truthful, my buttons all left much to be desired. I don't care. By the time I finished these cakes I had invested over 7 hours of my day (between children's demands for diaper changes, friends, and what seemed like constant snack requests). I decided the buttons were fine. Probably the worst thing about the whole day....