poured fondant tea cakes

Okay, I know this is totally going against the New Year theme of healthy, booty friendly food. But I have some issues. Yes, issues. Issues that can only be solved with time. Oh boy. It’s that whole end-of-the-world-thing. These dead birds and fish and creepy world leaders out there are freaking me out, too. I know if the world is going to cease there is absolutely nothing I can do to prevent it.  It’s just casting a dreary shadow on the future.

I love life. I don’t want it to end.


So, I am going to do my best to enjoy every single moment I get, and do my best to make sure I am not responsible for causing distress upon any other human…and make cake. You guys know my feelings about cake.

So, I was going to make a fat-free-sugar-free angel food cake. But, with my issues I decided, you only live once…

and, I started my gum paste and fondant cake class. Oh my~ I love the look of fondant. And the things you can do with gum paste. It’s like edible play-dough!!! Which, got me finding something new- poured fondant. Like, for pettit fours.

Yum.

And, I had this brownie-bite pan I wanted to use.  Jeez, I have all the excuses now!

Now, these babies needed their tops removed.

best way to do that is in the pan!

Now, I had to do a light coat of buttercream. I don’t know why. The directions told me to. This was time consuming. Grrr. Next time, I may skip and see what happens.

then, I had to do other things.

So, the next day I made up the poured fondant. It took about 5 minutes to do that. Yippeee to that!

note: POUR ONE AT A TIME! This stiff sets quickly. And, pour a lot on, so it coats the sides well.

see- I didn’t pour enough and this is how some of them “dried”..oh bother!

these I poured a lot more on.

but, I don’t know….I kinda like how the half naked ones look….

These were pretty easy, and no you don’t need a fancy pan. Heck, you don’t even need to make a cake. Dice up a frozen pound cake.  😉 I won’t tell!

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Poured Fondant from Wilton

6 c powdered sugar

2 tbs light corn syrup

1 tsp clear extract of your choice

1/2 c water

In a saucepan, place the water, corn syrup and sugar low heat. Heat and stir, don’t allow mixture to get over 100°F

Remove from heat, stir in extract and tint as desired.

Pour generously over cooled cake that has a thin coat of frosting.* This may or may not be mandatory, I have not tried without the base frosting.

Allow 2 hrs for frosting to set.

Can also be used for cookies.

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