Posts Tagged 'roommate'

Pipe Dream #103: To Sparkle – Flower Fondant Cake

At school I had this beautiful German roommate. Obviously, all Germans are beautiful, but Franzi is especially so. She has the most beautiful long red hair and musical ability to make you swoon. So clearly, when her birthday came round, I felt she deserved something extra special.

Coincidentally, the kitchen staff was making the tiniest mini cake that day with some leftovers, and they said I might help with it and give it to Franzi. It worked out pretty well. :]

We used a Dr. Oetker ready-to-roll fondant, as opposed to the homemade marshmallow fondant I have used before. It was was easy to prepare, but I felt that the fondant was prone to cracking. Dr. Oetker is a common baking supplies brand based in Germany. You know chocolate chips? Like Nestle ones? They taste like wax next to Dr. Oetker chips. Chocolate standards in Europe are just so much better over all.

To make the flowers, we cut out individual petals from rolled fondant and stuck them on with a bit of water. I’m not sure if that is the most kosher way of sticking fondant together, but it seems to work. You have to be pretty careful, though.

And then. The edible glitter. Easily the best part of this cake. It was so festive and birthday appropriate. Never mind that I found glitter hiding on my face for the next two days; the overall effect was worth it. Do not do what I did on one side of the cake and splash a bit of water on and then throw the glitter. It will look like the big splotch that you can probably see on my cake.

Shine on,


Favorite Shots: Sugar Bowl

For some reason, the green and yellow in this shot really strikes me. I shot it with my aperture wide open, so the focus is really narrow, but I like it that way. It gives the sugar bowl a dreamy quality. Sugar should always have a dreamy quality, obviously.

Dreaming of sugar plums,


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