Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)




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Hi all

here’s a cake I made last weekend. For some reason I tried to make my own fondant using vegetarian gelatine which is carrageenan based. It doesn’t work. This was possibly the worst batch of fondant I’ve ever had to use in my life, I binned the rest. Even supermarket stuff is better. After three failed attempts to cover the cake I caved in and made fondant with real gelatine then mixed it 50-50 with the bad stuff in the hopes of salvaging some of it. It was still pretty poor but better than before. I really don’t like the smell of animal gelatine so I might try once more with agar agar, I hear that works well. This is the downside of recipe development I guess.

this is a small cake, the largest tier is less than 4" in diameter. I should probably have taken a photo that illustrated that but I was so annoyed after the fondant disaster I didn’t bother. To make matters worse I tried to use BC under the fondant AGAIN which was a nightmare… please someone remind me never to do that again! gah!


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The Cookie Lab by Marta Torres

Very elegant

Butterfly Cakes and Bakes

I love hearing all about your recipe development and seeing all the results. Very cool.




It looks wonderful.

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Thank you all 💖 Karen, I’m glad you enjoy it because I can’t seem to stop playing about! I might have a slight addiction lol


Lovely cake! (despite your troubles)

Karen's Kakery

It came out beautifully in the end though xxxxxxxxx
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Looks great! Despite all your struggle!

Little Apple Cakes

That is so stunning Sawsen!!



AWG Hobby Cakes

Lovely x

June ("Clarky's Cakes")

Divine Sawsen…. You can’t see flaws in your fondant at all..

Donna (YUMMY-O Cake Company)

It is very pretty! So sorry about the fondant, we all have days like that sometimes :)

Sassy Cakes and Cupcakes (Anna)

You wouldn’t know any of the troubles you had by looking at this gorgeous piece. I had a recent experience of disaster after disaster so I know how frustrated you must have felt. I love the flowers and embellishment on the cake it lifts it to another level. Stunning x

Ellie @ Ellie's Elegant Cakery

it looks lovely. Well done you for making your own fondant xx

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