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How to make fondant – Gerbera Daisy Cake

26th February 2009

How to make fondant – Gerbera Daisy Cake

posted in Cakes, How to make fondant |

This How to make fondant post is dedicated to Sarah.

Sarah read my post “how to make fondant” and followed my fondant recipe.

Here’s what she wrote me:

Greetings Cookduke,
After searching the internet for bridal shower cake ideas and deciding that I wanted to make a bow on top of my cake, I searched the web for a fondant recipe. Fortunately, I came upon your wonderful recipe and read through all the comments that were very encouraging to me. I have never used fondant before but wanted to give it a try because I love how smooth the cake looks (a look I can never achieve with regular icing). I started with 1/2 a batch just to get a feel for the fondant and to experiment with it. The cake turned out great. It isn’t perfect but it still looks good. It is a four layer 10? round cake with a fondant bow on top and gerbera daisy’s all around the sides. It was a wonderful learning experience. Thank you for sharing your fondant recipe. My next challenge will be trying to cut the cake. I am going to email you with a picture of the cake.
Thanks again,

And then she sent these two beautiful pictures:

how to make fondant

how to make fondant


This cake is THE reason for me to post the “how to make fondant” recipe in the first place:

She found the recipe, trusted it, gave it a try and got a perfect result!

This cake should encourage everyone looking for a fondant recipe not to be afraid and to give it a try.

Simply follow this “how to make fondant” fondant recipe and you’ll get great results!

I’d appreciate if you send me pictures of the cakes you made so I can post it here.

And Sarah, great cake.

I couldn’t have made it better myself…

Happy Cooking :)

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  1. 1 On February 26th, 2009, Michele said:

    Just wanted to say I am the mother of the bride to be and enjoyed this cake. Sarah did a beautiful job and it was perfect. Many Oohs and ahhs by all that attended this shower. It was so beautiful and seemed such a shame to cut it.

  2. 2 On April 4th, 2009, Julia said:

    Simply gorgeous! I can’t imagine how this cake was cut, with all those frilly bows on top (which I love!). It was kind of Sarah to share these photos.

  3. 3 On April 20th, 2009, Mala said:

    Just love your site. I am a novice but I soooo inspired by your recipes and pictures of the cakes. Can I use the fondant on the banana cake recipe you have provided? Can I store the cake in an airtight container or does it have to be in the fridge? I might bake the cake a day or 2 before I try the icing. Thank you very much for your help.


  4. 4 On April 29th, 2009, tonia said:

    pliz how do i get cream colour for my fondant

  5. 5 On May 17th, 2009, Tracy said:

    I’m going to use your recipe for fondant; the cake that I’m making calls for a marzipan layer before covering with fondant. Is this necessary?

  6. 6 On May 21st, 2009, Jackie said:

    I’m curious… I’m going to give this a try, but I’m not sure how to make it look as though there would be no seem when I put the fondant ON the cake. Are there special instructions as to what to do, there? I mean, I can see a slight seem on this one, but on others they look absolutely seemless (I’m thinking that comes w/practice?). Do you just rub it down? Will that take the seem out? Will I get the same result if I used, say, a wet q-tip? PLEASE HELP! :(

  7. 7 On June 22nd, 2009, Agata said:

    I just want to say that I like your cake and I am planning to make one for my son this week using your fondant recipe. I was wonder if you could tell me if I can make a cake two days before my son birthday party? I do not know if the fondant would not get too hard and no one would like my cake, or using this fondant recipe can the fondant last longer?.

  8. 8 On July 2nd, 2009, Caroline said:

    This cake is gorgeous!! Gives me great hope that I too, can make a beautiful cake. I’m just trying out fondant for the first time and very nervous about it. However, that’s what people want these days, so I’m going to give it a try:) You did a great job!

  9. 9 On July 7th, 2009, Sooz said:

    Oh my goodness. That cake is lovely to behold! FABULOUS!!!!!! Sarah, thank you so much for sharing this and cookduke, thank you so much for posting and sharing your fondant recipe and tips!

  10. 10 On July 28th, 2009, LILI said:

    this cake is just stunning i loved it

  11. 11 On August 13th, 2009, gloria said:

    Hi…I have a question and my question is that I am making a wedding cake and this is my first time..Anyway, I am making my cake two days in advance and can I make your fondant ahead of time too and its okay to leave it in the cooler for few days and not going to get spoiled or anythikng??

    help help :) ) im excited to try your fondant ill email it once its done…

  12. 12 On August 25th, 2009, Jess said:

    I just made a cake with this fondant recipe the other day for the first time and it was so much fun ! i loved making decorations for it … like flowers and the little curls on this cake inspired me to make some for my cake. Your cake is beautiful good job :)

  13. 13 On August 25th, 2009, Suzy said:

    a few questions….how much fondant does this fondant recipe make and how long can it be stored (in the fridge or out?)

  14. 14 On September 25th, 2009, Cmahaffey said:

    My first attempt at fondant with your fondant recipe! For my best friends 21st birthday!!

  15. 15 On October 6th, 2009, Stella said:

    I just found this site and I can’t wait to make my sons cake for his 2nd birthday. My only question is how do you place the fondant on the cake so it’s smooth? What tools would one need to use to make it perfect? Thank you. Excited to try this woohoo!!!!

  16. 16 On November 13th, 2009, fondant recipe said:

    I read your fondant recipe and although it seems easy I wasn’t sure whether to give it a try.
    After seeing this great result I’m sure going to give your fondant recipe a try.


  17. 17 On March 10th, 2010, Fondant Recipe - Alison is doing magic with my fondant recipe | said:

    [...] Fondant Recipe – Sarah’s experience [...]

  18. 18 On May 3rd, 2010, Tracy Lady said:

    My 2nd fondant cake. Although I loved the first cake, I didn’t get any real good pictures of it. :)

  19. 19 On October 28th, 2010, maliha said:

    Hi can you tell what did you use for base icing? liek what is white color icing? is it also fondant or royal or butter cream icing?

  20. 20 On December 14th, 2010, jennifer said:

    How do you make the bow? This cake looks GREAT!

  21. 21 On January 10th, 2011, beatriz escalante said:

    i would really apreciate if u can send me the recipe on how to make fondant from scratch i love baking for my kids and i would like to try that for them on a cake thank you very much,

  22. 22 On March 9th, 2011, Cindy said:

    I plan to make a cake but does the fondant the one you buy in the store is good also and if it tastes good? If someone can answer it that will be great.

  23. 23 On April 27th, 2011, Ejadario ubuane said:

    love u recipe on fondant.when i use it will send d picture.tks

  24. 24 On June 17th, 2011, Regina said:

    Sarah, no work of art is PERFECT. There are many famous works of art that I am not too fond of, mainly because it is just not my style. When describing art, perfection is in the eye of the beholder. This beholder says your cake is PERFECT! It is absolutely gorgeous! Cakes like this make me excited to make cakes myself.

  25. 25 On September 10th, 2011, fatima said:

    and right now im a make a cake just like

  26. 26 On September 17th, 2011, TheCookDuke said:

    Hi Fatima

    I’m happy to hear that you like my recipe, if you send me pictures of the
    cakes you made I’d be happy to post it on my blog.

    Happy Cooking :)

  27. 27 On April 15th, 2012, Nisren said:

    Wow all the pictures ive seen so far look amazing! Thats i am inspired to try working with fondant! Quick question can i ice my cake with ganche before i put the fondant on top? Are there any special instructions i should follow!

  28. 28 On December 4th, 2012, Shaini said:

    I love the fondant recipes. I have seen them decorate cakes with it on television.I just didn’t know how to go about preparing it.And now that I have the recipe, I am inspired to give it a try.Will post pictures of it when I do. : )

  29. 29 On December 11th, 2012, Sheryl said:

    Interested in your recipe for your base icing…

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