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Well Hello 2013!

21 Jan

I can’t believe we’re already into 2013! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. We have been crazy busy! My wonderful stepdaughter just recently turned 5 years old and I think secretly hubby is dying at the thought of his baby girl getting just a little bit older. You know how it is when it’s “Daddy’s little girl” hehe. It was cute.

Anyways, I asked if I would be able to make her a cake. Hubby said of course and was really excited at the thought of me doing a “Hello Kitty” cake.
About a week before her birthday weekend, we changed plans and decided to do “My Little Pony” instead.

I was really nervous about trying to do such an ambitious cake, especially since I had never worked with fondant before. LOL. But hey, I like to aim high 😛

Now I HATE the taste of storebought fondant… To me it tastes like sugary cardboard lol. I searched everywhere and found a recipe for marshmallow fondant. Let me tell you, this stuff tastes AMAZING! Just like marshmallows heh, and SO easy to make. I started earlier in the week making the figurines for the cake…

The Rainbow…

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One of the two ponies….

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and at the last minute decided to make a fondant figurine of my stepdaughter…

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The day before I made the cake layers… all six of them LOL. If you’re planning on ever making a rainbow cake, I highly suggest investing in more than one of the same cake pans. LOL, I did all six seperately, and between baking, cooling and cleaning in between each layer, it took forever!
Once they were done, I covered them with a few layers of saran and stuck them into the freezer.
The next morning I got to icing the cake, crusting it etc.

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then finally getting the fondant onto the cake! That was the fun part. Talk about stressful when lifting that fondant up to roll it over the cake lol. Whew! I’m glad it went as smoothly as it did.
Finally I started assembling all the goodness!

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and when it was done…. I was shocked and proud at the job I had done!

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