I am now finished the third Wilton course! I was so excited to finally make a tiered cake. I have really enjoyed course 3 and I love working with fondant. It’s amazing what beautiful creations you can make with it! For the final class, we had to bring in our cake layers covered with fondant. When I made the package cake, I used store-bought Wilton fondant so I could get a feel for what fondant is supposed to be like, but this time, I wanted to make my own. I used these instructions from Confections of a Foodie Bride and it came out perfectly. I thought it might be tricky to work with, but it was incredibly easy. The marshmallow fondant isn’t exactly a snack you’d have on your own, but it does taste much better than store-bought fondant.
Most of the final cakes for course 3 involve lots of flowers, but I wanted to make something different and use some fun, colorful designs. I knew I wanted to stack the layers, because I like the look of a stacked cake over a tiered one. The bottom layer is an 8-inch cake and the top is a 6-inch cake. I was looking through a magazine on decorating with fondant, and I saw the two-toned bow and I knew it was something I wanted to try. I decided to use Clemson colors (go Tigers!). This cake was so much fun because I got to incorporate so many different decorations- the bow, fondant balls, string work, and the dots. This would have been a great graduation cake- I’ll have to do something like this next time there’s a Clemson graduate around! I guess I’ll just have to think of it as a way to get excited about football season 🙂 I will be making my Course 2 final cake next week, but I think I’m going to hold off a bit on taking Course 4, since August gets so busy for me with school starting and a vacation planned. I’m happy with what I’ve done so far, and I can’t wait to decorate some more cakes with fondant. I got a fondant magazine and there are so many possibilities that I want to try!
And in case you were wondering- the top tier is chocolate and the bottom is red velvet 🙂