Day Two: What the heck was I thinking..!!!:0)

So I am back and Project I do is now OVER! After about 14+hours in the kitchen…I have completed my first wedding cake!!! Yeah!!!

So Day Two was suppose to be baking the cakes…but I realized that that post wasn’t going to happen, because I was about to fall asleep in a bowl of red velvet!!! I don’t think I have ever seen that much cake before in my life!!!

I mangaged to snap a few shots, but it isn’t step by step like last time. But I still think you will enjoy it!!

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mmmm…Red Velvet

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Before I put the batter in I preped the cake pan with shortening and flour. That way the edges don’t harden up. They stay nice and soft. I also lined all my pans with parchment paper at the bottom.

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These are cool little baking strips that keep my cakes level. Put these around your pans and you won’t get the strange looking volcano thing rising up on your cakes!

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Next I leveled my cake with a knife and filled them with that yummy buttercream! Then I put in the freezer for an hour so I could shape it even more.

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These were sooooo good. I think the only thing I ate Friday were red velvet cake scraps!

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After I filled and leveled it I did a thin crumb coat. Us bakers use this coat to control the amount of crumbs that get on the final project. After I crumb coat. I put it back in the freezer for 5 minutes and apply my sticky coat, which I will use as my “glue” so that the fondant will stick.

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Kneed the fondant until its nice and soft, and NOT dry. If it is then you will have some major problems attaching it to the cake. I used some of the shortening to loosen it up when I felt some dry spots. Then apply the cornstarch to the countertop. Next get the rollie thingy and roll it out about 4 inches wider than the measurements of the cake. (Both sides and the top)

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Then I got that rollie thingy and I slowly rolled the fondant back onto the pin.

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Then I rolled it slowly over the cake and used my hands to press the fondant onto the cake. I started with one side and then did a corner. I then cut of all the extra and rolled it back into a ball.

Next time I do a cake, I will have an assistant-(hubby) and a tripod so you can acutally see what I am doing! Hope you enjoyed it!!!

Comments

  1. Wow! That is absolutely amazing!!! Particularly to a girl, who can hardly bake cornbread :0)

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