Cake for a ‘the right to be stupid’ themed party. She loves to dive, to travel…and used to work for the IT industry… therefore the laptop comes last minute on her knees!


I was asked today by Dana about the fondant recipe I use. Here is one I work with (the one prepared with marshmallows is easier – and surely quicker to prepare….I can post that one later too). Here is the recipe I use:

*900 gr sugar (confectiners’)


*1/2 tablespoon gelatin (no flavor) (7,5 ml)


*30 ml. water (1/4 cup) – room temperature


*1 tablespoon glycerin (15 ml)


*1/2 cup.glycose (125 ml)


*1 teaspoon lemon juice


*1/2 teaspoon margarine (no color no odor)



* Sprinkle gelatin over water, and wait for 2-3 minutes so it gets swollen. Then keep the gelatin bowl in microwave for around 5 seconds (or until the gelatin melts). If you dont have microwave, boil some water in a pan, and place the gelatin bowl over that pan, until gelatin melts. Note however that gelatin should not get too hot.


* Then add corn syrup (glucose), glycerin and lemon juice (filtered) to the gelatin mixture and stir until it melts and gets smooth.


* Sift more than half of sugar in a separate bowl (glass bowls are preferable) and make a hole(emptiness) in the middle of it.


* Filter the mixture you had prepared and pour into the middle of confectioners’ sugar. Use wooden spoon to mix slowly, and make the mixture sticky.


* Take this sticky mixture (fondant), and by adding the remaining sugar slowly, knead on a smooth surface until you are happy with the density. It should be pliable enough to work with, and hard enough to not stick.


* Rub your hands with some margarin, and continue kneading (which helps fondant to become silky and really smooth).


* Wrap in stretch-and place in plastic bag so it does not dry out.


It gets easily dry, in such cases, you might place the fondant into microwave for a few seconds (you can do so before use), or keep in cooling oven for a while etc. Some water might help too, but water should be used carefully. If fondant gets too sticky at some point (especially after dying), you might knead with some flour.


Birthday cake for a Harley rider friend. Sooner or later, I will be riding a harley as well, a gift from my husband… no licence, no knowledge. I start training courses tomorrow, a new hobby to enjoy!


The Minnie Mouse birthday party is finally over! I was thinking for some time what to do for my daughter’s birthday party, and decided for a colorful cake and Mickey cookies. As usual, I used only fındant and nothing else to decorate the cake. The large Minnie figure on top is as well fondant.
We invited around 100-120 family members and friends, but given the season, only 50 could attend. My flat would not accommodate such number of attendants therefore we rented a club for the day. I might post later the stationary I prepared as well for the decoration of the place.