It's been a while since I got out the fondant and decorated all weekend long, I forgot what it was like!
Last week I was asked to make a fondant covered cake and cupcakes for a friends baby shower, I forgot how time consuming everything is and even forgot the right ratio for white chocolate ganache! I think I got a bit rusty!
I forgot the intricacies of working with fondant and can see why there's a lot of people who refuse to work with it. I've also seen a big back lash against fondant lately and felt the need to defend it, so here goes my rant:
I personally think every cake is a piece of art. Each event or celebration calls for its own preference and sometimes you need a blank canvas to start with. I know some people believe it's a waste of cake but from my experience most people just pick off the fondant and eat the cake anyway, I guarantee you, people don't always eat the garnishes on a naked cake (like flowers!)
When you cover a cake in fondant you're making it possible to preserve special memories to be enjoyed later (we ate our top tier of our wedding cake on our honeymoon!) and of course decorating possibilities are endless as you're working with a blank canvas.
I have enormous respect for both fondant and naked cake/buttercream cake decorators, there's a time and a place for both kinds of cake in my opinion. As my girl Taylor says: the haters gonna hate and the bakers gonna bake (that's the lyrics right?) Lets try to encourage each other, it doesn't have to be one or the other!
Now that my rant is over, hope you enjoy my cake and cupcakes, here's hoping I'm not so rusty with my next fondant cake!