- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I really want to start working with fondant. Next weekend we’re doing double-date supper night with my friend (who was my MOH and now I am hers) and her FI. They aren’t having an engagement party, and I figured since it is our turn to bring the dessert, I’d surprise them with an engagement cake!
My ideas: Western-themed. Round cake, covered in fondant. I want to make a fence post out of fondant on the cake (I will write Gettin’ Hitched July 31, 2013 on the fence post and have two horseshoes on the bottom of the fence post just kind of hanging out) and then a lasso going from the fence and inside the lasso I will just write something like Happy Engagement A and J.
How hard is it going to be for me to make this cake? When I talk about making a fence post and lasso, none of this will be 3D. It’s all shapes that I want to cut out and lay down flat on the cake. The lasso I figure I’ll have to roll and twist, so that may be a little raised.
1) What am I absolutely going to need to get started working with fondant?
2) Any resources on where to go to make a lasso? I am most worried about that as I can use cookie cutters for the horseshoes and stuff. I researched making a lasso but didn’t come up with any really good tutorials with pictures. I want to twist it and kind of tie it at the end.
3) Any really helpful tips I will need to keep in mind when working with fondant? I’ve done some research, but I trust you guys more 🙂 Thanks, Bees!
If I don’t do a fence post, I’d like to do something like that sign on this cake that says Happy Birthday.
Just an example of the fence I might do with the horseshoes.