Mr. La Sej
Inspired by Food Network Challenge and our very own Caitlin Yarsky (Happy Birthday!), last weekend I tried my luck at making a multi-tiered cake with fondant. Team Blue, my team at Odopod, was getting our first non-founding member and this was something that yearned to be celebrated! Our team’s mascot is Alternate Universe Zoidberg, renamed Mr. La Sej (an acronym for all of our team member’s first names). Long story short, I made a blue squid head cake.
I started by making 4, out of the box – nothing fancy here people, cakes. Chocolate and vanilla because everybody likes one of them.
Next step: Fondant! I used a marshmallow fondant recipe I found online. They promised it would be easier than traditional fondant and taste less dense. You can follow the recipe here.
I had to double the recipe to make enough fondant to cover my head-size cake and I had a really hard time making it less sticky. I ended up adding too much sugar and it got a little stiff, so it wasn’t too bad but it wasn’t very easy to mold.
I’ve already decided I’m going to try making another fondant cake in the future. Next time I won’t double the fondant recipe and hopefully that will cut down on the stickiness. Fortunately the fondant tasted great. I hope you like my cake and you’re inspired to give fondant a try. Enjoy!
Thank you Chris for documenting and helping me knead fondant!