I took off from this week's Sweet Melissa Sundays Baking Session. Recipe of the day was Granola Breakfast Cookies, chosen by Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen -- be sure to check out her blog for the recipe, as well as the blogs of the other bakers. There are some fabulous cookies out there.
BTW, I made another batch of apple turnovers -- apples were on sale, i still had leftover ricotta and i wanted to take another stab at working with puff pastry. Again, I made the apples & cheese ahead of time and this time, i remembered to thaw the pastry sheets at least an hour before baking. The turnovers were a huge success, of course.
I've been hired to bake for a wedding coming up in mid-May.
For the wedding, the Bride would like a bazillion cupcakes (obviously, this is an overstatement --- but a blog entry about the cupcakes will be posted as the wedding date nears, so stay tuned) as well as small cake (for cutting) covered with fondant. My fellow bakers have told me that it's super easy work with fondant and since I've never worked with it, this weekend i thought i'd give it a try.
So on a hot Sunday afternoon, with the AC cranked I decided to tackle this.... covered my workspace with powdered sugar and began rolling..... WHAT A TASK!!! I dont know if that's how fondant is, but its super hard to roll out... took me FOREVER!! Eventually, after about 15-20 minutes I had a huge enough sheet to cover a 7" cake.
And here it is:
Not bad for a first-timer, huh? The bride will be decorating the top with fresh flowers. Is there something I can do to the side that will make it look nicer and not so plain or should I just leave it alone?
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