Saturday, October 24, 2009

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Did I scare you?? After all it is Halloween next week and all of the scary scares are coming out!! My son is having his Halloween party at his Martial Arts School the week before I offered to make a cake. I thought it would be good practice. And with my Instructor Christine of Not a Crumb Exquisite Cakes, awesome guidance I made it through my FIRST fondant cake. I actually am trying to work more with fondant because I was soooo terrified of it. Yes, fondant frightened me. Frightened me more then this cake.


I am so proud of my achievement. I learned a lot from decorating Frankie. Christine was awesome in telling me about details, teaching me about luster dust and the textural differences between black fondant and fondant mixed with several colors. I had some hiccups but she put me at ease and I got through it.

The cake is a devil foods cake...I did use a box mix cake because I didn't have time to do it from scratch. It felt so strange baking the cake, almost too too easy. I started asking myself why I don't use box mix more often. I know why though...the joy of a successful baked cake from scratch is a great feeling. Moving on...the fondant is Satin Ice green mixed with yellow, baby blue and black. All hair, eyes, nose, bolts and warts are made from fondant with the help of luster and petal dust and edible marker to bring them to life. The picture really does it no justice. The scars and eyebrows are buttercream dyed black. I was nervous about piping because I am still practicing but it was fun because Frankenstein is far from perfect...and so is my piping!!

Hopefully the kiddies at the Tae-kwon-doe Halloween party will think it is awesome because I certainly do!


  1. This cake is AWESOME. Your fondant work is flawless and this is just so creative!

  2. this looks so good. you did a great job!

  3. OMG Karin, that is amazing!! I can't believe its your first one - GREAT JOB!!

  4. Holy cow! That's your first fondant cake?!? That's terrific!! Great job :)

  5. Hi Karin-- He's really scary, in the very best sense of the word! You did a fantastic job on this guy, especially seeing that this was your first fondant cake. Wonderful! I'm so glad I just discovered your blog. I'm a "career" woman turned full-time mom, too (I made the switch a little later than most moms though!). Looking forward to visiting again!

  6. Very cool! I haven't tried fondant yet but did experiment today with gum paste and just posted my Spooky Spider Cake on my blog. Glad to know I'm not the only one who's new to this cake decorating thing.

  7. That cake looks awesome. You did a fantastic job.