The same two women from class one are in my new class. Of course the chocolate franchise owner once again did not read her supply list and hadn't brought anything with her that she needed except the class 2 kit. And both of them forgot to bring fondant - the key ingredient for this session! Good thing Michaels sells it . . .
There were two newcomers as well - two middle-aged women. I liked them; they were funny and everything was just amazing to them. They are simultaneously taking class one and two, so they are there from 11-3 pm. Now that's dedication.
For this lesson, we were learning to play with fondant. Now I've used fondant before - it usually looks nice and tastes horrible. Once upon a time I made my own fondant. I think I was on a "I can make all this stuff on my own and it will be much better" sort of kick. Yeah. Who knew you could buy glucose and glycerin in a bottle? And who knew they would be so hard to use?
|Made with my own homemade fondant. First and last attempt.|
|Ideally the lines and dots are supposed to be imprinted on your fondant. |
This effect is harder to achieve than it looks.
|Aww, so cute! A whimsical flower.|
Then we rolled single petals to stick in the middle. A little glue, a bit of paper towel to help it dry standing up, a little rounded stamen and voila! (I'm just realizing I say that a lot.)
And the best thing about fondant flowers? They last for a really really really long time. So if I ever wanted to make a flowery cake, like say, someone's wedding cake, I could make all the flowers in advance. Way in advance.