This was my second attempt ever at using fondant, and I thought I would try something new, again. One of my brother's was having a birthday/Sunday dinner at my parent's house, so I figured was a good excuse to bust out a new cake.
I made the fondant a light almost mint green color using regular liquid food coloring. It was also my first attempt at a two-layer cake. Yay!
Yay's for me: I didn't roll the fondant out as thin this time. Also, the bottom part of the cake looks much cleaner and almost perfectly flat/straight edged all the way around, and pretty dang good if I do say so myself :)
Boo's for me: I probably should have finished off the top somehow, maybe even written 'Happy Birthday' or something, but to be honest, we were running a little late, (I didn't quite give myself loads of time to finish this...)
After covering the cake in the green fondant I had some left over and thought I should experiment with it. I wanted to do a design and change the color, so I grabbed some liquid blue food coloring and started to mix it into the fondant with my hands.
The result: this cool blue marbled looking fondant. I cut it into strips and laid the strips around the two layers. (They kind of look like strips of gum huh?)
A helpful hint: to get the fondant to stick, moisten the side that will be placed on the cake with a tiny amount of water.
Much better than my last attempt! Practice makes perfect! Endless possibilities here, don't be afraid to try something new!!