Sunday, February 13, 2011

Garfield Cake for Vivien

Garfield made from marshmallow fondant

Fondant decorations always give a very neat, clean and professional look to cakes. Because you can mold them and shape them according to templates, it's not too easy to screw it up. And even if you do, it's pretty easy to repair!

However, the thing I do not like about fondant is that it is made almost entirely out of sugar. It tastes yuck - and you can't refrigerate it as it'll sweat when you take it out of the fridge. I usually tell people not to eat the cute doll on top of their cakes, unless they are looking for a sugar high.

But to make pretty little dolls and cartoon characters; fondant is still the way to go. So Garfield - you have no choice but to be fondant. Plus, making alphabets to spell out the names of the birthday girl is easier too, with the help of my alphabet cookie cutters :)

I love this picture! It looks so artsy! 
I traced an image out and cut out piece by piece and layered them one on top another. Garfield is relatively easy - only 4 colors needed; orange, yellow, white and black. Oh and a pink nose.

guess who?
I can't rely on my icing being yummy anymore - seeing that I encourage people to cut it off the cake, instead of eating it, I had to make the inside as yummy as possible. I sandwiched two butter cakes with melted chocolate, cream and Korean Strawberries! :) Yum yum...

Korean strawberries are the best strawberries in the world!!!! Seriously!!
Fondant done. Cake done. Now to put it together.... I faced a dilemma. The cream will melt if not refrigerated, but Garfield will sweat if refrigerated. I had to wait till the last hour to put them together.... I still stuck it back in the fridge anyway. A sweating Garfield is nothing compared to soured cream and strawberries!


Another submission to Made by You Mondays. You guys should check them out, they make the cutest things on the planet! :D



12 comments:

My Garden Haven said...

Hi DOMO, I'm awarding you the Stylish Blogger Award because I think your art-sy cakes are fabulous. Come collect the award from my blog.
Rosie

Food Frenzy said...

Looks great. You have some very creative food posting.

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D O M O ! said...

Hi My Garden Haven! Thanks so much for the award! I must think very carefully on what to do with it next! :)

Food Frenzy, Thank you! I've joined your community and added my first post! :D

Vivien Lim said...

ahhhh this is how my favourite cat is created......

next round 3D ok with his 4 legs?? hehehe...

Tracie - you are so TALENTED! :)

D O M O ! said...

Thanks Vivien :) My creations are nothing without people like you who appreciate (and help me eat) them :D

Katrina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;)

My son is LOVING Garfield right now for some reason. I'll show him this cake!

D O M O ! said...

Hey Katrina, I love your blog! It's so cute :)

Thanks for visiting mine too.. I hope your son likes my Garfield :D

Sweetened by Kagi said...
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Sweetened by Kagi said...

Hi DOMO,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! I am amazed by your work here- all of your creations are SO cute! I would love to FOLLOW your blog to keep up to date with your future creations but I can't seem to find the follow button on here...

Keep in touch :)

D O M O ! said...

Hi Kagi, thats awful generous of you to say.. Thank you :) I did not realize that I did not have a 'Follow' button. I've added one now.. please follow me. You don't have to ask, am already your follower/fan! :D

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