Jun 11, 2009

Give me a Fish

The old proverb that goes like this :

Give me a fish and I eat for a day. But TEACH me to fish and I will eat for a life time.

I usually don't take orders to make or mould fondant roses. These puny little roses of pink and blue were made for a customer who came to my store last week. She wanted to buy ready made icing roses. She has gone to other shops and all had flowers too big for the cupcakes she has to decorate.

She ask if I could mould it for her and she is willing to pay me for it.

I said YES but only have one condition. That she was to have a lesson with me to learn how to do this on her own.

So here it is..

Her 'fishes' for the day... Each rose is 1.5cm in diameter and each one made the same size too. I managed to squeeze in time after work each day and made these 2 nights ago.

And for her to learn "fishing" from me, that will be on 19th June 2009


Passionate About Baking said...

Wow! The fondant roses are so even, so beautiful! I still love fondant as compared to pastillage, although it's easier to pipe for royal icing. I haven't try piping bigger size in royal icing though.

Gina Choong said...

Jane, practice makes perfect. I learn to do these roses using Clay modelling methods. Not Wilton or any cake decoration methods. Thus I find it more appealing in look and feel. Royal icing is easier to pipe for most people. But for me, my hands shook terribly. A medical condition I have. After going thru 9 surgeries.. That is why you don't see me decorating cakes using piping as much as fondant modelling. :(