Post # 1
I’m having crazy thoughts of creating a cake of Rice Crispy treats covered in fondant. We are serving a sweet table versus cake and feel like paying for something that is really for show is not worth it. How hard will it be to learn how to roll fondant properly? Has anyone ever ever taken a Wilton cake decorating class at Michael’s?
Post # 3
Im not sure what you mean by rice krispies covered in fondant. But its actually pretty easy. I took a wilton class, however i suggest watching youtube videos & practicing a few times. you’ll get the hang of it. Some of the rollers come with sizing rings to make sure your fondant is even (the trick is to make it even).
Post # 4
Thanks Nena! I am planning on using the rice crispy treats to make the cake form so I don’t have to bake a cake. haha. We will be having a sweet table anyways. I have a long way to go so I will most probably take the class.
Did you make the cake in your profile pic? Its gorgeous!
Post # 5
@baletrina: I believe that’s what they use in Cake Boss (could be wrong though) for their cakes…I think it’s waaay more sturdy than regular cake and it be much easier to make corrections to.
I’ve never taken one of the classes, but did used to work in a bakery 🙂 I didn’t decorate cakes myself, but I *think* the hardest part would be getting the fondant to lay flat when you put the sheet of it on the cake? I would love to see pics if you do decide to do this!
Post # 6
Sounds like a cute idea! Rolling fondant is pretty easy – like working with dough. But don’t use Wilton fondant, it has a weird taste. Go with a different brand.
Post # 7
I used fondant for the first time on my son’s first birthday cake. It was a lot easier than I anticipated, and actually turned out pretty well (depite having to leave it 2 minutes after I had laid the fondant on the cake, as my older son had split his eyebrow open. I was convinced it was going to have all pulled off when we got home from the er).
If you practice a few times you should get the hang of it quite quickly.
Post # 8
Using Rice Krispies is actually very common, it’s used when the cake won’t hold the structure you are looking for, such as an odd shape or something that would make the cake fall.
Using Fondant is super easy, and http://www.fondantsource.com/ is a great website to get buckets of fondant from for a reasonable price. It’s also fun, because you get to be super creative.
Post # 9
Just called Michael’s and a 4 week session of classes, 2 hours at a time, is $22.50!! I asked her maybe 4 or 5 times if that was correct and she said yes. Looks like I am signing up for the Wilton cake decorating classes for April!
Post # 10
If you’re on a tight budget check the supply list before you sign up. Wilton classes usually require a huge amount of supplies. I worked at JoAnn for 7 years and the main class complaint I heard was about the cost of class supplies. Collect those coupons!
Post # 11
Really? Thanks. I knew there was a catch 22! I have been decorating for awhile, just never rolled out fondant. The Martha bug bit me hard when my daughter was born!
Post # 12
I’m not sure if anyone else mentioned this, but Duff Goldman (The guy from Ace of Cakes) has a new line out (available @ Michaels) and his line has a tasty and easy to use fondant. He also has buttercream, coloring, pans, you name it. The fondant is actually very easy to use (and tasty). I used it on cupcakes as well as cut some for decoration, and it worked great. Good Luck!