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Enbarking on a 1st birthday cake!


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#1 mareikeandlil

Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:12 PM

Hi Guys

I am about to make my first ever fancy cake!

Not experienced at all but it is my baby girl's first birthday and I want to make the effort.

I have chosen the cake... a giant cupcake from 'Party Cakes', bought the tins etc etc and I am doing a practice run this week.

Problem is I cant find fondant anywhere...or cream food colouring for that matter!

I am in Sydney if anyone can point me in the right direction...or any pointers in cake decorating would be fab too. Thanks.

Wish me luck  biggrin.gif

#2 princess222003

Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

hi there,

Fondant can be bought from any cake decorating stores in your area, ebay also sell it and it can be bought from supermarkets but the name isnt fondant...its in with the sugar and is in a pink box.


Good luck

#3 Pull Up A Beanbag

Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:57 PM

fondant! Blech!! Just go nice fluffy icing all over biggrin.gif  much yummier for little kids!

#4 **Xena**

Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:59 PM

Apparently they sell it at some Spotlight stores now too.

#5 MelRaLi

Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:03 PM

offshore - do you know where babies galore is in castlehill?

if you go through their driveway (not up the ramp) and behind them there is a cake store there that sells it called cake decorating central.  they sell it for about 12/kg.

#6 MelRaLi

Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:05 PM

oh ps. they sell bucket loads of food colouring... a hint though.. wear gloves when dying the fondant.

#7 laridae

Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:06 PM

They sell it at Spotlight (sometimes) - its in a big foil packet. They sell the food colourings for it as well.
Also - you can find it in supermarkets (sometimes). I found it in the local shop.
Its not listed as fondant though in the supermarket - Orchard ready to roll icing is what you are looking for (but not marzipan - that doesn't work original.gif)

Edited by laridae, 15 February 2010 - 09:09 PM.


#8 mareikeandlil

Posted 16 February 2010 - 06:30 AM

Thanks everyone... I will head out tomorrow.  biggrin.gif

#9 nik_76

Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:20 PM

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Hi ya.... Please try Marshmallow fondant.. You can make it yourself and it is fantastic.

I did some research online and found some great tips on making your own marshamallow fondant.

Basically you microwave half a bag or a full bag of marshmallows... I used white ones.. for 30 secs with a tablespoon of water..

Then mix in pure icing sugar with a spatula until you can no longer mix it.. may take a cup or two..
Then turn out on to a greased bench top and add more icing sugar... kneading... until it comes together.

Colour how ever you like.

See photo... of my first attempt... Will no longer bother using butter icing ever again.

It is wonderful to work with and the kids loved it.

Good luck... google marshmallow fondant and see what you find.



Nikki original.gif    
sorry tried to upload photo.... but it wouldn't let me.. whats wrong with photo bucket???

#10 taddie

Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:30 PM

Thanks, was going to ask this as well original.gif




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