Sunday, November 15, 2009

My first 2-tier fondant covered cake

I have had a good and enjoyable afternoon making this 2-tier fondant covered cake with Cuen. This is the first ever fondant covered and decorated 2-tier cake for both of us. I think we did a pretty good job considering this is our first time. Of course there are still room for improvement. The cake has a very spring time theme with lots of flowers, bee, ladybug, butterflies on it. To experiment how a sugarpaste fondant and MM fondant fair in this wet weather we covered the first layer with sugarpaste and the lower layer with MM fondant. In this kind of wet weather we have now in Singapore, MM fondant doesn't hold as well as sugarpaste.





We did some faces cupcakes and some doggie and bear bear too.



24 comments:

Claire said...

Your double layer cake looks so good, I love the top with the ladybird :)

MnYfoodtalk said...

they are cute...and lovely.

Li Shan said...

ur cake look so cute..

Cuen said...

Thanks Lee Lee once again. I had a great great time with you.

Hugbear said...

Thanks Claire, MnYfoodtalk and Li Shan.

Cuen, it's my pleasure. I still cannot get over how cute your Atalie is. The most happy baby I have met so far.

J Sky said...

So lovely with those decors!!

CH Voon said...

Damn cute and cute again!

very sweet or not?

Hugbear said...

Thanks J Sky.

CH, just peel the sugar layer away and eat the cake then not sweet, hahaha...

best @ friends.hotmailo.com said...

Hi Leelee,

your cake r alway so beautful :)

Shirley said...

Hi Leelee,

That is a very beauitful cake.
How you mix the colour? you using food coloring or those special clour paste from PH?

One more thing to check with you.
I tried the choc chip muffin very nice but when i kept for the next day its turn a bit dry. Can i add in more milk or butter?

Hugbear said...

Hi Shirley, I used the Wilton paste bought from PH.

Add more milk to your muffin and if leaving it in the fridge remember to store it in airtight containers. If not just leave it in a box outside the fridge is fine too.

shirley said...

Hi Leelee,

Thank for the info.
Will try out the MM fondant hope i don't get a mess haha...
will try the muffin again with more milk added, thank you!

Cheers,
shirley

Our Precious said...

your fondant cake is so nice :)
Is the sugarpaste fondant home-made or bought from store?

Hugbear said...

Both the sugarpaste and MM fondant are home-made.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, very good LeeLee!

twinkie said...

hi bakingmum,
Very lovely flowers and cute insects!

just wondering..do ppl normally eat the sugarpaste and MMfondant decorations?

do u need to be in an aircon room to mould the decorations?

Hugbear said...

Hi Twinkie, I guess the kids will eat the sugarpaste but not the adults as they are really sweet. MM fondant taste better so if eaten with a chocolate cake that is not too sweet, the taste is still ok.

No need to do this in a aircon room. If weather is hot, it is better for fondant deco. Wet weather makes the fondant 'sweat'.

Elizabeth said...

This is a very beautiful cake. Would like to attend your classes when i go back to Singapore. Do you conduct classes regularly or upon request?
Thanks

Hugbear said...

Hi Elizabeth, I conduct class upon request. I recently conducted a MM fondant cupcake class for a lady who was back from Toronto for vacation. She wanted to learn for her daughter's birthday next year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,

If baking cupcakes with decorations for reception, to use sugar paste or MM fondant, which is better? Will they melt easily, how long can they be display? Thanks

anonymous

Hugbear said...

I think sugar paste will look nicer but MM fondant will taste better. Depends on what is your priority. I prefer to use chocolate ganache so that it won't melt easily. If not you can also just apply a thin layer of jam or gel to make sure your fondant can stick to the cupcake. In this way, no worries about melting issue. Can easily be displayed for quite a few hours.

Hakim Hashmi said...

i wanna teeeeeeeeeeest it

Yer said...

Did u use any dowel (support) for it 2-tier cake?

Hugbear said...

Yes Yer, I used small dowel to support the top tier.

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