As someone famous once quoted, there is a certain beauty in imperfection. Here's my first brave attempt at making a fondant cake, full of flaws and full of love. It was a gift for my the right hand man of my company who got hitched recently. A way of saying thank you for remaining faithful with us for all these while.
From this side, you can't really see what's wrong with it.
But from here, all the 'cut & paste' work are so clear! It was really nerve-wrecking making this cake. First challenge, a simple butter cake or chocolate would be easier to bake but I wanted the cake to have real flavour so I opted for a carrot cake with loads of raisins, walnuts and white chocolate. The only problem was, although I doubled the recipe, the shape came out weird! Not exactly what I had in mind coz this is my first time making a full-fledged cake since... I can't remember when! Padan muka.
Second challenge, I don't have large rolling pin! Searched high and low for one, and when I do found one it costs around RM17! Gila apa? I should have borrowed my mom's but I forgot, so in the end, no rolling pin. Only a puny sized one that I've been using to roll those tiny bits of fondant. So I used that to make a large fondant piece to cover the cake, and you guessed it, it didn't cover the whole cake. Mampus, had to make lots of 'cut & paste' leaves to hide the flaws. To make matters worse, while I was engrossed with some rolling action, the cake just fell from the table! One of the lights in the kitchen wasn't working, so I might have elbowed the cake or something trying to get around. What a klutz, huh. Luckily it didn't hit the floor and fell on a banquet chair. But imagine the damage it has done to the cake, so more 'cut & paste' flowers lah.
I'm lucky Bad appreciated my effort and thought my creation looked kinda cool. He even tasted the cake and his testimony - marvelous!
Now, note to self, buy a rolling pin, fix the lighting in the kithen and learn to bake a proper cake!