Birthdays are very celebrated in our family. We have celebrations with my family and celebrations with Patrick’s family. This means that I get to make two cakes for Savannah each year. As these celebrations were drawing near I went through some very tough decisions like what kind of cake to make? How am I going to decorate it? Cakes should be decorated for birthdays in my opinion. So, I began to think. I’m not sure what made me make this decision, but I made it, I wanted to decorate cake with fondant. I have never played with fondant before, ever. My knowledge of fondant included: It looks really cool on cake, my father says it tastes nasty, and you can mold it into many different shapes. I decided to dive right in anyways.
I got the bow assembled without too much difficulty. The candy melts did harden a little faster than I would have liked for the initial layer of ribbons, but it turned out pretty well for my second attempt. Definitely better than the first loopy-bow attempt.
I got the bow on the cake and to the party, almost in one piece. I learned just how fragile fondant can be as well. I had a couple of my ribbon loops break as I put it on the cake. Good thing I had a few extras and lots of candy melts to “glue” them into the bow. From the picture no one can tell I had to perform surgery on my bow at the last minute. I received a lot of stares from the family with, “you made that?” I keep reaffirming their suspicions that I am crazy.
Parties were fun, but it sure is nice to have them done. I have put the fondant away for a while, I would like to go back to doing more sewing and spending time with my sweet little birthday girl.