July 24, 2011

Stress Baking

Does anyone else craft when they are stressed out?  I often want to bake.  Not eat the stuff, just make it.  The last few days have sucked for me so I came home very stressed out.  After sitting around for a while feeling miserable, I decided to bake.

This weekend my parents are coming to town and I was planning on making them a cake.  A homemade angel food cake with blood orange icing filling and buttercream icing on the outside.  I wasn't sure how I was going to decorate the outside of it though.  I had a recipe for marshmallow fondant in my book.  I have always found fondant to taste disgusting, but you can do pretty cool things with it.  The reviews for this recipe were saying that it tasted amazing, so I thought I would give it a chance.  I decided to try making a fondant bow.

The ingredients were simple.  I just had to buy some marshmallows and I already had the powdered sugar, vanilla, shortening, and food coloring in my cabinet.  I put everything together and went to kneading it.  I got my workout just trying to knead it.  But it eventually all kneaded together.  I stuck it in the fridge for a bit to firm up.

After taking it out I rolled it flat and cut it into strips.  After forming the pieces, I sat it out to dry for about an hour.

Then the assembly started.

And the final bow.

You'll have to check back in to see how the cake turned out too!

1 comment:

  1. This is super pretty!!! Ah, marshmallows - my favorite food group.