Hard to believe that it’s been eight years since I made this circus cake. It was one of my earliest fondant cakes, and I’ve learned a lot of lessons since this one. Like, that people don’t particularly enjoy eating masses of fondant, no matter how pretty the cake is. While fondant makes a great decor, there are alternatives that make a tastier cake, such as using a buttercream base with fondant decorations. Or using marzipan fondant, which can be rolled much thinner than homemade marshmallow fondant.
The animals and the signs, however, are perfect fondant candidates.
Happy birthday L. Hope it’s a good one, buddy.
Originally posted on September 1, 2012