Sunday, February 1, 2015
Today was my first attempt at cake decorating. I always wanted to learn and took a little online course on using fondant and now I am hooked. There are all sorts of videos on YouTube to teach you how to do any kind of cake decorating you want. However, I started with something really simple. This is a red velvet cake. It is a boxed cake but I made some alterations to it that were suggested on another site. I used butter instead of oil (same amount) and used our milk instead of water (also the same amount). In the center of the cake I have used the leftover strawberry frosting from Valentine's cookies (from two posts ago) and the outside is an almond buttercream frosting. The hearts are fondant which I had never used before but was so pleased with how easy it is to color and roll out. I added sprinkles and then the fondant balls on the bottom.
It is not perfect. You can see where this side has a little messed up spot but it wasn't too bad and I learned a lot.