In the beginning of December 2012, I was able to take Wilton’s Tall Cakes Course, and goodness, was it fun! This class is a three hour, sort of intensive course on how to build your very own tall cake. We were required to bring all of our decorations and cakes pre-made among the designated list of equipment you get on the syllabus. On another note, I highly recommend you consult your instructor before purchasing some items, since you might have a great idea, just not the tools or know-how on how to go about it. For my tall cake, I went rather small (it’s just me and my husband here), and it stood about 12 inches tall! Yet my theme was anything but miniature, I chose dinosaurs!
Let’s just say I’m not the best with fondant. The cake is a topsy turvy design, where one cake is slanted on top of another. I consulted my instructor before going on about my cake design and as luck would have it, she knew exactly what I wanted. She guided me through the process and I could not be happier with the end product. I also marbled the fondant just by using brown food coloring mixed into the white. The cake was also carved in order to give it a rocky mountain sort of look. I do have to say, for my very first time covering a cake in fondant, I didn’t do too badly!
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Your cake looks great to me – well done 🙂
You guys are so kind! I did really try. Thank you so much. Seriously, those baking shows like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes makes fondant usage look like the easiest thing on the planet.
Awesome for a birthday!
Just looking at the decorations here and the other wilton posts you put up cheer me up immediately. love the flower ones.