Saturday, December 08, 2007

It's a sweet gift. :-)

Ok, I was supposed to go to a Sunday School Christmas party tonight, but we went Christmas shopping instead. :-) However, I did make the dessert I promised, and I thought I would share it with you. :-)

I forgot to take a picture of the "cast of characters", as Pioneer Woman would say, but I can give you a run down.

2 boxes of Duncan Hines Yellow cake mix

2 T Meringue Powder

6 eggs

2/3 C of Crisco Oil

2 2/3 C water

3 cans of Wilton Decorator Icing


Icing Color

Ok, after baking the cake you have this:

Don't you just love how the cooling rack makes those neat little squares? :-)

Now you take the icing:

And color it green, so it looks like this:

Then you ice the cake. I'm pretty sure you can figure that step out by yourself. :-) After that you color the fondant with Christmas Red icing color and knead it until it is all red. Roll it out to 1/8 inch thick and cut it into strips using a pizza cutter.

Then you lay two peices of fondant across the cake to look like ribbons. Like this:

Curl into bow peices. You need about 14 of them. Lay them out so they can "air dry."

Then you peice the bow together using icing as the glue. The white things you see are the napkins. I was told if you put paper inside the loops it helps it to hold it's shape.

The you need to make a tag. use white fondant cut into a square. Decorate with green icing, and place red balls in the corner using leftover fondant from the ribbon. I used red food coloring, the same that I tinted the fondant with, and I painted "Merry Christmas" onto it using a brush.

You then peice the whole thing together and you get this:

It's not my best work, but for the first attempt I am happy with it. :-)


Wendy Darling


Princess LadyBug said...

It's gorgeous!

WendyDarling said...

Thank you. :-)

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh - that's adorable!!! What a good job! :)