With all of my wedding planning going on, I have come to realize that you can have pretty much anything you want as long as you know the right person. I am having one of my Gamma Pi sisters do my wedding cake. She made my 21st birthday cake and she has also made pretty much ALL of the cakes that Gamma Pi used during recruitment and for other awesome events that we held. Jessica is one of the greatest people I know, and I’m so blessed to have her as my sister. She is one of the hardest working people that I know, and I am so happy that she will be doing my cake for my wedding.

At first, my fiancé wasn’t that thrilled that we were going to go with somebody that didn’t actually have a bakery. I told him that it will be delicious cake. Well…I was right. Jessica came up to a ball game and we were able to hang out for a bit. My fiancé got to try her cake and we also were able to take the leftovers home. KC devoured the caked within a couple of days, and I was left looking at the cardboard plate wondering where my piece went. With all this cake tasting going on, it really got me in the crafty/baking mood. I wanted to make fondant and I knew that I wanted to start out small. If I started out small, then there would be less chance of me screwing the fondant up.

This fondant is very easy to make. Here is the recipe that I used:

  • 8 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 lb. bag of powdered sugar
  • Crisco

1) Put marshmallows in a glass microwaveable bowl with the 1/4 cup water. (the water helps keep them from blowing up)

2) Once melted, add half of the powdered sugar.

3) Once semi mixed, spread a handful of Crisco on the counter and then pour the rest of the sugar on the counter.

4) Pour marshmallows into sugar. Cover hands in Crisco and then start to knead and fold the fondant.

Once the fondant is solid, wrap it up in plastic wrap and let it cool. Because it was so messy, I wasn’t able to get pictures throughout the process, but I do have what it looks like after. Mine is a little yellow because I added a little bit of vanilla extract to the melted marshmallow. You can add color at any time. ONLY USE GEL FOOD COLORING! It is a mess on your hands, but it doesn’t ruin the consistency of the fondant.

FONDANT

FONDANT

Once cooled, I split the fondant into several different sections. I made purple, pink, gray, green, and left some of it white. I first made cupcakes and had a blast. Mine were shiny because I added too much Crisco when I was folding the fondant. This makes it very sticky so stay away from Crisco once you have mixed the fondant. When you are rolling the fondant out, make sure that there is gum paste or corn starch available for you to knead and fold your fondant on or the fondant will stick to everything. The corn starch works amazing and it helps keep everything separated until you want it to stick together.

Below, you will see my cupcakes and my cake. The cake is for a coworker. She is due to have her baby Ella June any day now. She had a chocolate and peanut butter cake. She absolutely loved it. My cake wasn’t the best, but that is all right. I still have a lot of learning to do.

Sigma Kappa

Sigma Kappa

Ella June

Ella June

I am going to continue to make cakes and try my hand at fondant. Hopefully, I will become as amazing as my sister Jessica, but I also know that she will still be doing my wedding cake. Do you have any sisters that you used for your wedding? Did you enjoy your cake on your wedding day? Have you dabbled in fondant before? Do you have any tips or tricks for anybody out there like me who is just starting out? I would love to hear from you all. Happy baking!

As always – love in the dove –

–Lisa

 

 

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3 Responses to Wedding Cake Inspiration

  1. Erica says:

    Love the Sig Kap cupakes :)

  2. Carly Mento says:

    LOVE THE DOVE! So cute!

  3. Carly Mento says:

    PS – My chapter had an amazing baker, Sarah Hess! She now does events and is so creative!

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