Patchwork cutters(PC) company produces embossers that you can use with anything. Nikon brand is made by these letter cutters from PC.  excuse any errors, it was 5 am when I could just start decorating this cake, and I had very little time given the extremely sleepy mood of mine! 🙂


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.


welcome cake for a friend…simple but colorful