So, this past Tuesday evening was my final wilton class. My instructor, Mary, allowed me to attempt my fondant basket weave cake. I learned some very, VERY important things I will put into practice for august.
1. Do not use caramel buttercream in the summer. It melts -- very quickly. Not good with fondant at all!
2. Do not over-dust the basket weave imprinting pattern. The cornstarch gets stuck in the grooves and doesn't imprint as well.
3. Rolling long ropes of fondant for the top is difficult and requires patience . . . I will do those on a day I'm ready for them.
4. Betty Crocker cakes tend to crumble more. Now I know why lots of decorators use Duncan Hines. I think I will just start making my own.
Either way, here are the pictures of how the cake turned out! Hope you enjoy!!
The tutorial was awesome, and the pattern maker was a little time consuming, but wonderful. I am looking forward to doing it again soon! This week, however, is all about preparing for my little girls' third birthday and her requested purple tinkerbell cake! :)