• The Easiest Fondant

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    For Henry’s birthday party last year I attempted to make marshmallow fondant which ended up being a complete and messy disaster! Desperate, I headed to the candy section of my grocery store and came home with Airheads candy which ended up being so much easier and a really pretty result (you can see in the photos here). When Airheads contacted me about sharing a summer project I thought it would be a perfect chance to experiment more with their candy as fondant. Here’s one idea I came up with, but I’d love to hear your easy fondant ideas too!

    Keep reading to see the full instructions on making this colorful pendant birthday cake decoration…

    Find a colorful selection of Airheads candy. Before cutting, I found it easier to zap them in the microwave for just about 5 seconds (not too much, they’ll melt away!). Then using a pairing knife, I starting cutting small triangles from the stripes.

    Here’s a tip for making the post of your ends: Take the leftover pieces and roll them in a ball as much as you can, then zap them in the microwave for about 5 second to make them soft. Mold them into a ball and continue cutting like you would with dough.

    For the pendant string, I used a pizza cutter to make strips. It was really easy, and they’d make pretty grass too for a spring cake.

    Carefully lay your pieces on the cake and you’re ready to celebrate!

     

     

  • 13 comments

    1. Lexy said… June 29, 2012 8:38 am

      Smashing! <– I've been using that word a lot lately.

      This is such a great idea. I'm not crazy about fondant because of the taste. You spend all that time working with it, and the final product, though pretty, is not delicious. I'd love to work with the airheads, but I'm afraid I would eat everything before I finished!

    2. Trina said… June 28, 2012 7:21 pm

      This is so great! And so doable! Thanks for sharing!

      xo . trina

    3. Anshu said… June 27, 2012 2:26 pm

      Such a cheerful cake!

    4. corrie anne said… June 27, 2012 2:03 pm

      that is so awesome. that’s my kind of fondant!!!!!!!

    5. Jillian in Italy said… June 26, 2012 10:50 pm

      I have never heard of Airheads candy but just the name alone would make me buy them. Great cake! And love that gold 5 sparkler.

    6. elisa b. said… June 26, 2012 1:03 pm

      As luck would have it my 9 year olds b-day is today. I did this and it was great. Scissors worked a bit better than a knife for me, but it came out super cute!

    7. Kirsteen said… June 26, 2012 12:29 pm

      This is so sweet! I love how simple this looks too 🙂

    8. Mandy said… June 26, 2012 9:44 am

      So cute! This would certainly taste better than fondant too!

      • Liz Stanley said… June 26, 2012 11:39 am

        It’s so true! Fondant is pretty yucky, this one is yummy

    9. Elizabeth said… June 26, 2012 7:59 am

      Such a great idea! I love it and will be using it soon! 🙂 Thanks!

    10. Freya said… June 26, 2012 7:32 am

      What a great idea!!! How simple and yet so creative!!! I’m pinning it right now 🙂 Thanks for the idea!!!

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    11. Lauren said… June 26, 2012 6:12 am

      What a beautiful cake! I love the super saturated colors- can’t wait to try this out!

      • Liz Stanley said… June 26, 2012 11:39 am

        I know! I don’t think you can even get that saturated of colors from regular fondant

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