Fondant fishies.

I can’t believe that Wyatt has turned two years old!  Wowsers, where has the time gone? I debated and debated whether or not I would make Wyatt a fondant cake for his birthday or not. I didn’t have any great ideas for one, so I decided unless something popped into my mind then I wouldn’t worry about it. Well unfortunately for me something did pop into my mind. He loves fish and water, so I came up with this underwater theme. Keeping with my usual style and laziness, it’s still pretty simple. Like his cake last year, which was my first time attempting a fondant cake, for this second attempt I used 6″ cake pans to keep it small and, frankly, easier to make.  It was fun, I actually made my own fondant this time instead of using the disgusting store bought fondant that I used last year.  I don’t know how they can sell that stuff as edible, because it shouldn’t be.  I used this recipe from All Recipes for the fondant, recommended by This and That.  I also used the changes that reviewers recommend, using corn syrup instead of glucose syrup and decreasing the 1/4 cup of water to 3 Tablespoons.  It turned out great, and was surprisingly simple to make.

I had told Wyatt about the cake yesterday, and he actually asked for it this morning when I reminded him it was his birthday.  He was so excited to see it and cried when I made him get down off the counter.  I guess that makes it all worth it.

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  1. Look how cute that is! I have never attempted fondant–makes me want to try! I can believe he is two either! Where does the time go?.

  2. You made the fondant?!! You are amazing. It looks professional. You are so brave – it makes me want to try it too. The cake is darling.

    I can’t believe how big Wyatt is getting! I have been thinking about him today. He is such a cutie!

  3. Happy birthday to Wyatt! I’m assuming you didn’t have to debate this year about whether to let him try his cake or not. :) Love the picture of him and Joel together. We miss you!

  4. Great Cake Abby! and thanks for the receiving blanket tutorial below, really cute! I can’t wait to try it. Do you guys like Utah so far?

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  6. What a lucky little boy to have such a fun and special cake on his birthday. Nice job on it! I’ve never tried fondant. Seriously, it looks difficult to me for some reason. Nice work!

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