I will skip the cupcake recipe and go straight to the fondant. But before I do that, I die-die also want to post up my double chocolate cupcake. The fresh bake makes my kitchen smells heavenly!
The cracks on the cake tells that they are a bit dry.
Pre-made fondant can be purchase from bakery shops but they are so easy to made that you can save money by making it yourself and keep the bragging rights of having made it all from scratch, right? There are many different type of fondant you can google from internet. So I just pick one that is the simplest.
15g powdered gelatin
10ml liquid glucose or corn syrup
500gm icing sugar
Sprinkle gelatin in the bowl of water and let it soak for 2 minutes. Use double boiler to dissolve it for about 2 minutes. Use a wooden spoon instead of a metal spoon cos the metal spoon will make your fondant turn black (not really black but your fondant’s colour won’t be snowy white). Remove gelatin and add a tablespoon of glycerin. Some recipe said it is optional but I think it’s a must if you want your fondant to be smooth. Make a well on the icing sugar. Pour gelatin in it and stir them into a dough. Jeng, jeng, jeng, it’s showtime!
You need plenty of icing sugar for dusting as they are very very sticky and make sure you have a clean work top. Knead your dough for few more minute. Tips: prepare the dough the night before so that they will be less sticky and easier to work on the next day. Leave them in a zipper bag. I did a mistake by keeping them in the fridge. The next day, they are as hard as stone. I have to cut them into pieces before heating up in the microwave again. And they are so sticky I almost gave up!
You just need some creativity with the fondant. I get this fondant mat from Michael’s (U.S.). They produces very nice vines to your fondant.
And the process goes on for about 2.5 hours before I get this result.
My first ever attempt in fondant, ok.
Of course can’t beat the work of professional.
Promise you won’t laugh, ok?
Jeng, jeng, jeng:
High School Musical cupcakes!
Someone’s birthday is around the corner *rolling eye*.
p/s: Smells good. Looks good. But I never say they taste good. wakakaka