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Just a Bit of FYI...

>> Friday, April 18, 2008

If you need red frosting do not use liquid red food coloring. I just used an entire bottle (you know, one of those little ones that come in the 4 color paks) and have a lovely dark salmon color.

Yep, that'll make a really manly tool box, don'tcha think?

So off to WalMart to get the more concentrated food coloring paste. I almost just picked up fondant- which I have never used and am pretty sure I could easily screw up.

Now I'm off to make another frosting dying attempt.

If this doesn't work I'll have to make a whole new cake and go for another design. I have 3 hours... It can be done.

Wish me luck!


Me 9:15 PM  

BTW - Having recently been working with fondant because I'm trying to make my own wedding cake, I can attest it's not simple. However, I've found a great (and better tasting) alternative: marshmallow fondant. Basically, you melt a bag of marshmallows and a little bit of water and knead in an entire bag of powdered sugar. I'm going to try it this weekend with a lemon cake, orange frosting (to hold the fondant better) and some lemon and almond flavoring in the marshmallow fondant, and see if I can improve the taste even more.

Jody 10:15 PM  

OK, I saw a bit about making your own fondant online. But I still would have had to color it. lol I think it turned out ok...

How brave are you to make your own wedding cake! Don;t you have enough stress with getting married???

vw bug 7:11 PM  

Learned my lesson when making spiderman and it was coming out pink. Wilson's food coloring is the way to go. I found it at a michael's down here. Or here: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/department.cfm?id=3E305008-475A-BAC0-50998F2253BBBC1F&fid=7816D930-475A-BAC0-5CB6ADF25218B917

Definitely makes a difference in how much you need to use and what the color looks like.

Me 7:12 PM  

It turned out gorgeous. As far as making my own cake - expensive tastes + tiny budget = DIY. Plus I'm actually enjoying giving rein to my crafty side, despite the time crunch (three months to plan?!) The invitations freaked me out more than the cake. I've had a steep learning curve, not having your background in scrapbooking. But I think I've finally found the best prices on envelopes and pochettes and got a design that I like for the main card. I'm revolving it around a theater theme, so I'm using an old, art deco Sarah Bernhardt poster as a side border. Maybe you could help me with a question I've got - what's a better adhesive, the spray stuff or the little hand-held things that roll on sticker backing?

Jody 7:34 AM  

Me: re adhesive:

It really depends on what you are wanting to adhere. If it's a bunch or pieces I really recommend the Xyron sticker makers. You can get them at Michael's. The spray tends to be very messy and will not easily come off furniture if you accidentally overshoot. For scrapbooking I use a roll on adhesive but for cards I think the sticker maker- unless it's something with dimension (flowers and such), then I would use glue dots (also available at Michael's)

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