Every year I always like to make my kids birthday cakes. I should really know better than to try something elaborate every year only to have it flop. But, I do it every year. LOL Trust me, I have had many a flop ;P
When i found this site I was thrilled. I thought to myself, this can't screw this up too bad, I will try it.
So, I tried it.
It was harder than I thought, A LOT harder. I think it would have been easier if i wouldn't have used THIS particular frosting. It wasn't until I added the coloring that it started to get that slick look. At first i thought maybe I needed some more icing sugar in the fondant but, after doing some research....(Thank you Google! LOL) It turns out that this particular type of frosting is just like this. Too bad it was after the fact that i found this out. It does taste okay though! It just has a shiny appearance and it was really hard to get smooth. So greasy. I should have just took the advice of my good friend and bought it from the store.
Here is the finished product ready to be lit on fire with 6 candles on top tomorrow afternoon. :)
Gary the snail
He isn't as smooth as I hoped for. His eyes are a little wonky but, My soon to be 6 year old is THRILLED and i guess that is what matters the most of all.