Hey, you might have noticed that we did not post as much as usual these last days and there is a simple but wonderful reason for that. And this reason is what we want to tell you about in this article. It all started with our best friend telling us his plan of proposing to his girlfriend on his birthday, when family and friends are there <3. Seriously, if everyone gets a birthday cake, one must have an engangement cake 🙂 First he asked us to prepare a chockolate cake shaped like a heart, but in the end it became a gateau with fondant and a “yes, whe will” on it. Since he just told us Saturday that he was going to propose Tuesday and we talked about the gateau Sunday, we had to prepare all Monday and Tuesday to get the gateau done. We would recommend to plan some more time. Especially since we even had to do another cake because it was his birthday 😀
I actually just did 1 single fondant cake before. (the minion you might have seen if you follow us on instagram) Lars doesn’t have any experience with fondant so far. So we did the only thing we should: watch youtube-videos 😀 One could say that it was a lot of work but it was worth every minute. The bride and groom to be were really happy and it even tasted good 🙂 We will provide you with a timetable and the recipes because it is quite a lot to do and one should not forget the time needed between steps. The bases have to cool down the gateau has to rest one night in the fridge and so on, so 2-3 days alltogether would be necessary for a gateau like this.
Utensils: Whisk, round Banking tin (about 26cm), cake ring, scales, bowls, high container, board, knife, mixer Utensils: bowl, knife, board, pot, whisk Utensils: Japan spatula, something to put the gateau on, maybe to turn it, fondant, Decoration, cotton buds and water, ganache, piping bag or something similar to write on the gateau.
Utensils: Whisk, round Banking tin (about 26cm), cake ring, scales, bowls, high container, board, knife, mixer
Utensils: bowl, knife, board, pot, whisk
Utensils: Japan spatula, something to put the gateau on, maybe to turn it, fondant, Decoration, cotton buds and water, ganache, piping bag or something similar to write on the gateau.
All of this including the shopping should be possible in one day. A good idea would be to get the decoration even earlier if possible because you might not get everything you want. We did a list but forgot some things so that we had to buy a few things while preparing everything which was a bit annoying:D
We even prepared the flowers on day 1 so that they could dry out a bit before we used them.
The second day you can coat the gateau with Ganache and fondant and decorate it. Of course you can leave the decoration for day 3, but that doesn’t take too much time 🙂
I can only recommend you to not do it on your own. If there is someone willing to help, take the chance. It is so much work and some parts are hardly possible (for an amateur/hobby baker) to deal with on your own.
I know, it took me a while to translate it, but it was a lot and actually not that easy. I hope you still enjoy it,
Lars and Jana 🙂
P.S. next year there will be a wedding cake 🙂