For my next cake-related entry...FONDANT! Now, fondant is notoriously bad-tasting, though lovely, so I don't use it as much as buttercream. Just can't beat the buttercream, baby.
This one was my first foray into fondant...for the Superbowl party we host every year. I actually made Marshmallow Fondant, which was SIGNIFICANTLY more tasty than the boxed stuff. And not too hard to make. The little guys are gumpaste.
Here's a close-up of one of the little players. I thought they were cute, although looking at them now they look like their arms were amputated at the wrist. How are they supposed to catch a football like that?
I made this cake for the annual Texas Independence Day party that my brother and his wife host every year. Easily the COOLEST party I've ever attended...I'm always bummed when I miss a year. This is my biggest fondant undertaking to date. Each layer is a different flavor, Red Velvet on top, Yellow in the middle, and Devil's Food on bottom. I cut the Texas topper out of gumpaste. I had FITS with the blue fondant on the bottom layer...it kept drying out on me while I was coloring it, and breaking into unattractive crumbles. I still have nightmares about it.