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    This is amazing :sogood:
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    This entire thread makes me go :sexface:
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    (Original post by balancecatcher)
    Eh, the original cake does have a general recipe attached, where she tells you almost exactly how the cake is made:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/baddrob...7606659861028/

    Same thing for the cookies:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/baddrob...7606659861028/

    Furthermore, the cake will not and should not carry a lot of weight on top - the toadstools are just marshmallow and fondant!

    Fondant is tricky if you are a complete beginner, but here is a good guide:

    http://www.squidoo.com/decorate-with-fondant

    I recommend Wilton; they have a huge selection of fondant colours, and their products are generally easy to find.

    Furthermore there is an abundance of cake websites out there; if you just bother researching a bit, it should be easy as, well, cake.

    I've baked loads, just used to doing icing with water and colouring rather than fondant. I was going to try doing the marshmallow fondant as it's so much cheaper, but is Wilton's going to be so much easier?
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    (Original post by Zebrastripes)
    I've baked loads, just used to doing icing with water and colouring rather than fondant. I was going to try doing the marshmallow fondant as it's so much cheaper, but is Wilton's going to be so much easier?
    I'm talking about rolled fondant, which either comes in ready-to-use sheets, or in a lump, which you will then have to roll out yourself. Poured fondant is different in that it is more like icing. Here is a guide on how to make poured fondant:

    http://joepastry.com/index.php?cat=63

    I would say that Wilton's would be far, far easier, if you purchase their ready-to-use rolled fondant. If you would still like to make (rolled) marshmallow fondant, here is a recipe from Wilton's. (There are plenty of other fondant guides on their website as well.)

    http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Rolled-Marshmallow-Fondant

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by balancecatcher)
    I'm talking about rolled fondant, which either comes in ready-to-use sheets, or in a lump, which you will then have to roll out yourself. Poured fondant is different in that it is more like icing. Here is a guide on how to make poured fondant:

    http://joepastry.com/index.php?cat=63

    I would say that Wilton's would be far, far easier, if you purchase their ready-to-use rolled fondant. If you would still like to make (rolled) marshmallow fondant, here is a recipe from Wilton's. (There are plenty of other fondant guides on their website as well.)

    http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Rolled-Marshmallow-Fondant

    Good luck!
    I can't seem to find cheap Wilton fondant, it all seems to be in the US. Do you know/have tried the Silver Spoon fondant icing sugar powder? http://www.silverspoon.co.uk/home/ab...nt-new-product Do you think this would work? May give it a try as it's less than £1 in Sainsburys.
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    (Original post by Zebrastripes)
    I can't seem to find cheap Wilton fondant, it all seems to be in the US. Do you know/have tried the Silver Spoon fondant icing sugar powder? http://www.silverspoon.co.uk/home/ab...nt-new-product Do you think this would work? May give it a try as it's less than £1 in Sainsburys.
    I think this would be even easier:

    http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop...ugarpaste.html

    How to use it:

    http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop...ugarpaste.html
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    (Original post by balancecatcher)
    I think this would be even easier:

    http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop...ugarpaste.html

    How to use it:

    http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop...ugarpaste.html
    Sorry to keep asking you questions :p: Now I've got the fondant ideas down, what would be the best type of cookie to support it? (for the star cookies)?

    Going to make these cookies for Friday so I have a bit of practise with the fondant before I try the cake! For the cake I'll probably go for a victoria sponge, as I think chocolate would be a bit too much.
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    (Original post by Zebrastripes)
    Sorry to keep asking you questions :p: Now I've got the fondant ideas down, what would be the best type of cookie to support it? (for the star cookies)?

    Going to make these cookies for Friday so I have a bit of practise with the fondant before I try the cake! For the cake I'll probably go for a victoria sponge, as I think chocolate would be a bit too much.
    I know you didn't ask me - but I think you could use shortbread to make the biscuits/cookies. Cookies themselves aren't very strong... or you could buy some pre-made ones and just ice them?
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    (Original post by blinkbelle)
    I know you didn't ask me - but I think you could use shortbread to make the biscuits/cookies. Cookies themselves aren't very strong... or you could buy some pre-made ones and just ice them?
    I want to make everything, but shortbread might be a good idea. Thank you
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    I mario mushrooms for the last nerd night I went to

    got white normal marshmallows for the bodies, made red and green meringues for the tops and used dark chocolate for the eyes/to stick them together and white chocolate for the spots.

    the colours were a little faded though, whereas that cake looks really bright. Only thing is, I tend to find things taste funny when they're vibrant - like food colouring.
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    Omfg... that is ridiculously funny OP! :rofl:

    I read this on my iPhone at school and literally fell over today in the library laughing!

    All you need now is the Klown shoes and that cake 'be a real time Klushrio cake!

    Klushrio!!! roflzzz !!! l00llzzz!! OMG!

    +rep for you tomorrow, though I truly owe you more. :yep: :yep: Yep yep. :yep:
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    (Original post by balancecatcher)
    I'm talking about rolled fondant, which either comes in ready-to-use sheets, or in a lump, which you will then have to roll out yourself. Poured fondant is different in that it is more like icing. Here is a guide on how to make poured fondant:

    http://joepastry.com/index.php?cat=63

    I would say that Wilton's would be far, far easier, if you purchase their ready-to-use rolled fondant. If you would still like to make (rolled) marshmallow fondant, here is a recipe from Wilton's. (There are plenty of other fondant guides on their website as well.)

    http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Rolled-Marshmallow-Fondant

    Good luck!
    Another question :p: I read on the back of a pack of rolled fondant that I should be putting it on top of marzipan or boiled jam, is this right? On the Wilton website it says use buttercream icing underneath, will this do? I know people have suggested types of cake, but what would you suggest?

    Going to try out the cookies today, although I don't have my cookies cutters delivered yet but will give it a go with a stencil and a sharp knife. Not sure how to do the eyes as Tesco had run out of black writing icing, so bought black food colouring. This is just a trial run though luckily. Going to do sugar cookies.
 
 
 
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