Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Party Cake

It has been a long time since I baked and decorated a cake simply because, although the taste is good,  the weight increases quickly (and sometimes just by purely inhaling the sweet, enticing aroma).  In the past, there was always a reason to bake those delicious, creamy delights.......the childrens' birthdays, celebrations at work, friends and neighbors' birthdays or anniversaries, family reunions, the end of the growing season, departure and arrival parties, retirement parties, weddings, baby showers, holidays, full moons, half moons, blue moons and sometimes no reason at all!

Since our son's surprise visit home, I thought it would an appropriate time to bring out the pastry bag and sharpen up my cake decorating skills.  Its been at least five years now since I made my homemade marshmallow fondant recipe for the cakes.  I found the recipe online and really enjoy working with it as well eating it.  You can view it at:  Homemade Marshmallow Fondant Recipe.   I use it primarily to cover the cake since I want to cut down on the amount of frosting and sweetness that goes into the finished cake.  A thin layer of this marshmallow fondant along with some dots of whipped cream frosting and the cake is moist, delectable and sure to be a hit.

 Here it is....the luscious temptation that make me a full-figure woman.