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Making Perfect Homemade Cakes

Maybe you’ve seen this picture on my sidebar, I just have to say that Before I had kids, I had no idea how to make a Birthday cake. now, I’m so cool I’m even making my own fondant. Have you seen those cake decorating TV shows? The rolled fondant that they use like a blanket to cover the cake is absolutely delicious, and it makes the cakes look AMAZING.

I am absolutely convinced that if I didn’t have a house full of kids that like to eat cake, I could totally make a business of cake decorating. Even if you never do, the cost of the ebook is a lot less than the cost of a bakery cake. When I bought it, they were giving away bonuses, like a chocolate thing, and like 5 other free cooking related ebooks. Anyway, there were like 6 books altogether, so it broke down to like 3 or 4 dollars each, which is a total bargain.

Anyways, here’s my fondant recipe (it’s not from the book) it’s so yummy.

2/3cup butter
2/3cup corn syrup
1t almond extract
1/2t salt
2 pounds of powdered sugar

Add more powdered sugar if it’s sticky.

If you want yours colored, add food coloring to corn syrup, so that it spreads evenly. For a marbled look, add the food coloring when it’s already reached the desired texture.

Roll it out with a rolling pin and use powdered sugar to keep it from sticking.

When the cake is finished, go over it with a damp (and clean) sponge. not a dish sponge, use a craft sponge or even a paintbrush with water, to make it shiny and get rid of the surface powder.

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2 comments to Making Perfect Homemade Cakes

  • Mattie Wellen

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  • Landon Phillips

    i love to eat cakes and bake them too that is why i am always on the lookout for cake recipes*;,

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