Friday, October 22, 2010

Carrots Anyone?

So, here we go. My first attempt at a tutorial! Woo! :) So first I think I should probably tell you exactly what it is I'm tutorialing about. (Tutorialing, is that a word? eh it works)

You like? You want to make? Let me show you!
First off you're going to need a box cake mix or the carrot cake recipe of your choice. (Sorry no pics of the baking process! Next time I promise!)
Your cake look like this? No..yes? Good!
There's no need to level the cake unless you are OCD and MUST have a flat topped cake. Now set aside the cake covered in plastic wrap, we'll get back to it later. Now it's time to make those carrots!

What? You expected them to be bigger?
Take a 50/50 gum paste fondant blend and use either ready colored fondant or gel coloring to tint your carrots to the correct color. (carrots don't have to be orange. ;) Take a small ball of the blend about the size of a nickel and roll it to the desired shape. Remember to take the flat end of a toothpick to create a small hole for the stalks to be added later.

Lookin' like carrots yet?
Next you need black or brown gel food color and a toothpick. Dip the toothpick into the coloring and streak along the sides of the carrots... Now they just need their stalks.

Green sticks? Seriously?
For the carrot stalks you will need a 50/50 gum paste fondant blend rolled ridiculously thin. Next you need to cut the strips to the desired length before they dry. We're almost done!

Woah! Carrots!
To attach the stalks place a small amount of gum glue adhesive in the hole in the top of the carrots using a small pastry brush then insert 3 or 4 stalks into the carrot then set aside to dry.

Hello there. :)
Now that we're done with those carrots it's time to go back to that cake from earlier. You're going to need a frosting of your choice, I used Cream Cheese. Now the way to frost this one is a bit different. Take your cake and frost it swirling and peaking it to your hearts content. Once you're done with that take your carrots and place them all over your cake and then you're done!

Voila! Bon Appetite!

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