Saturday, September 5, 2009

'Happy Flour' Chocolate Fondant Cake






Yesterday, I was trying out this fondant cake. It was not an easy task covering fondant on a 7inches chocolate cake. As I don't have a longer rolling pin so it quite difficult to make sure that the fondant has an even thickness. However, I had a great time dressing up my 1st fondant cake. And my family give a 'WOW' to see the finished art piece. :)

I shared half of the cake with my neighbour and her children loved it very much, especially the fondant and this applied for my sons too. My younger one kept pinching out the flower fondant to eat till my cake became naked. From here, I think children will love fondant cake. But for me, I still prefer cake covered with whipping cream.

38 comments:

Anncoo said...

This cake is really beautiful. So impressed! Is it plain chocolate cake and after you covered the cake with fondant, is it just leave the cake outside? Thought of trying it, but still no confident.

Alice said...

Wow! Very beautifully done.
Btw may I know you make your own or you buy readymade fondant.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi

Just want to encourage you by saying that your 1st attempt of fondant cake looks beautiful.

I'm also interested to make it but have not tried...

Did you make your own fondant or ready bought ones ?

Blessings
Chris

Anonymous said...

HI,

Your homemade fondant cake is very lovely.

Lenny

cherry potato said...

Your cake very beautiful. Good job!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anncoo,

Thanks for your beautiful words. :)

I placed the fondant cake in a cake box and just leave it outside at room temperature. Don't worry, give it a try it not that difficult. You can try it on a small cake first, like me.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Alice and Chris,

For my past fondant cupcakes, I used homemade marshmallow fondant but for this I try the ready to used fondant 'Bakels Pettinice'. I found that this is better and more manageable.:) Whereas the marshmallow fondant is too soft and it will absorb moisture from the cake easily and turn soft, sometime sticky.:( Maybe, my recipe is not so good.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Lenny and Cherry Potato,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

Anncoo said...

Thank you for answering :)

Kitchen Corner said...

I want to give a big "WOW" to you too! It looks really pretty cake! Lovely and sweet!

Anonymous said...

hello happyflour,

it's been so inspiring reading your blog, I've became a homemaker recently (without kids) and have been very bored staying at home. It's been encouraging that being a homemaker can be so fulfilling, by making delicious desserts for your loved ones, watching your kids grown everyday. Do come out with more photos soon as I'm a frequent reader of yours :) I've tried 2 of your recipes and it turned out yummy.

Annabel :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kitchen Corner,

Thanks for your lovely compliment.:)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Annabel,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

Welcome to the homemaker club, hehehe... You have a long way to go, now relax and enjoy the moment without kid. Once they are arrived, then you don't have time to complain bored. They will drive you crazy. ;0

DG said...

This is a sweet & beautiful cake. :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi DG,

Thanks for your beautiful words. :)

Parita said...

WHOA! the cake looks fantastic! can you pls share your fondant recipe?

Alice said...

Thank you for your prompt reply and sharing:)

Small Small Baker said...

This is really beautiful! You are getting better and better at fondant. Did you cover the cake with cream before covering with fondant? Just curious. I have not touched fondant before. :)

R said...

wow..such a beautiful cake!
youre really talented.
do u mind to share the recipe for the chocolate cake? is it the moist type?

Thanks,
R

Happy Flour said...

Hi Small Small Baker,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

I don't have apricot gel so I just used piping jelly and spread a thin coating all around the cake before I cover it with fondant.

Are you busy lately? Looking forward to see your new post.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Parita,

Thanks, I used the ready to roll fondant 'Bakels Pettinice'.

Happy Flour said...

Hi R,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

You can find the recipe at Aunty Yochana blog under Fest Chocolate Cake.

Olivia said...

Great Job... A beautiful cake.. So pretty.. no wonder the kids love it. Cheers Olivia

Charmaine said...

A tip that my cake decorating teacher gave me is to use a pvc pipe (u buy this from the hardware store) to roll out fondant. It can be cut to size and easier to handle the fondant.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Olivia,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Charmaine,

Thanks so much for your great tip. :)

Alice said...

May I know where did you buy e really to roll fondant from?
I'm also interested to make it but still no confident.
Thanks.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Alice,

You can get ready to roll fondant 'Bakels Pettinice' from Kitchen Capers or Sun Lik. Other brand of ready to roll fondant also available at Phoon Huat and other bakery mart. Happy baking.

Yummy Koh said...

this is my first visit to your blog. Wow .... very pretty cake! I have never use fondant before? Are they readily available at Phoon Huat or Sun Lik?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Yummy Koh,

Thanks for your compliment. :)

You can drop by any of the bakery mart and check with them.

Talita said...

How simple and lovely this cake! Love it!

Talita said...

How simple and lovely this cake! Love it!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Talita,

Thanks for your lovely words. :)

Jess said...

hi happy flour,
did u underlay any buttercream before u cover the fondant? i made one fondant cake before & i did apply a very tin layer of buttercream mainly to crumb coat the cake but when i cut it i can see the cream tat stick to fondant layer become so sticky like glue... a bit yucky when eat it :p

Anonymous said...

hi happy flour,
can i check if u underlay any cream before covering the the cake with fondant? if yes, how much u appy & wat type of cream?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Jess and Anonymous,

I just spread a thin coating of apricot gel on the surface before covering it with fondant.

Sadaf Afshan said...

Lovely cake. I also love decorating with fondant and buttercream but when it comes to eating I prefer whipped cream frosting .
I'm glad to discover and follow your blog. Please visit me at http://sadaf-culinaryadventures.blogspot.com

Happy Flour said...

Hi Sadaf Afshan,

Thanks:). You have a lovely blog too with interesting and yummy food posts.