So here it is…my first fondant cake that started my recent cake-making frenzy! I made this ‘modern circles and stripes’ cake last year for my sis-in-law’s birthday. I had said to Nick, “Those cakes on The Food Network are so awesome, I wonder if we could try one.” And off to Michaels I went with my 40%-off-any-one-regular-priced-item coupon in hand to get some supplies. We had fun (though we were up all night: Lesson #1, plan early and start early) and I was excited to end up with a cute cake. This cake is not too much to brag about in regards to taste–I was focused all on appearance (how shallow of me) and not on “homemade-ness” as I am now. I used Wilton boxed fondant and boxed cake-mix. Now, 1 KitchenAid Stand Mixer later, (Merry Christmas from Nick 2009) I’m committed to fresh ingredients and scratch (thank you allrecipes
) recipes. (Have you had enough parenthesis yet?) For those of you who got a taste of “The First Cake”, thanks for the compliments that encouraged me to make more!