The night before, I had baked two 8-inch rounds, which were ready for frosting. Using my standard decorating buttercream, I tinted 3/4 of the batch a sky blue and left the rest white. I evened the layers with a serrated knife, filled them with white frosting, and covered the cake in sky blue.
With the fondant, Jeff and I crafted clouds, stars, flowers, shrubs, a mushroom, a potted tulip, and, of course, Yoshi. If you've never worked with fondant before, don't be intimidated. Wilton makes a ready-to-use fondant, in white and also a variety of colors, that rolls out beautifully. (You can also make your own, if you are so inclined!). Fondant can be formed like edible clay to craft all kinds of cute little figures. We opted for Wilton's basic white fondant and colored it ourselves with gel food colorings (which can be a messy process and I suggest vinyl gloves), rolled it into clouds, shrubs, stars, and flowers, shaped with cookie cutters. Then we shaped the fondant into a potted plant, a mushroom, and finally, the star of the show, Yoshi.
|This is Yoshi|
Jeff and I had a lot of fun playing - I mean creating - last night. I hope Breanna and her friends have as much fun deconstructing Yoshi as we did putting him together!