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My Homemade Fondant Cakes

Kylyssa is an artist who works in a wide variety of media that has included fondant since 2008. She enjoys creating and sharing sweet tips.

Fondant decorated tiger cake

Fondant decorated tiger cake

Take a Tour of Some of the Cakes I Make for My Family and Friends

Fondant is a colorful, pliable type of frosting that behaves more like modeling clay than icing. It can be molded, sculpted, or cut into shapes to provide interesting and detailed decoration for cakes.

I've been making cakes using it for decoration since March of 2008. Before then, I wasn't much of a fan but I've since used it quite a bit and even make my own out of marshmallows and powdered sugar; I've become a bit of a fondant evangelist.

I'd like to share my enthusiasm about this interesting rolled icing and I'd like to show off my cakes - the triumphs, the disasters, and the ones that fall somewhere in between. Really, this page is about yummy fondant and the fun a regular person with no special training or cake decorating experience can have with it.

I hope you'll give it a chance, whether you decide to eat it instead of pushing it off your slice of cake next time or whether you dive right in and use some on a cake yourself.

Image Credit: All photos by Kylyssa Shay

A Pizza Cake for the Pizza Kid - Complete with Fondant Pepperoni, Black Olives, and Cheese

Realistic pizza cake in box

Realistic pizza cake in box

I made this birthday pizza cake at my nephew's request. It turned out to be quite the endeavor but it was extremely fun to make. I used mostly colored fondant to make the toppings but some grated white chocolate melted with a hair dryer made very realistic looking cheese.

We bought an empty pizza box from a local pizza shop to add to the illusion that it was really a pizza. It added a lot to the presentation and it made the pizza cake very easy to transport.

For the party, I used a steel pizza cutter to cut the cake which was chocolate with dark chocolate ganache frosting under the marshmallow fondant.

Learn how to make this realistic-looking pizza cake.

Top View of the Pizza Cake Without Box

Top View of the Pizza Cake Without Box

Top View of the Pizza Cake Without Box

Popcorn and a Movie - With Hand-Sculpted Fondant Popcorn

Cake decorated to look like popcorn bucket for a friend's birthday

Cake decorated to look like popcorn bucket for a friend's birthday

My roommate is a real movie buff so I made her a cake to look like a bowl of popcorn with a movie reel and clapboard on it. The cake inside was dark chocolate with chocolate frosting. I first covered the top with smashed mini-marshmallows with a dab of yellow food coloring pinched into them before I laid down the layer of hand-sculpted popcorn. My sweetie had a hard time staying away from the popcorn but I managed to keep enough of them safe to do the job. They were quite labor intensive.

Mystic Tiger Cake

Mystic Tiger Cake

Mystic Tiger in the Grass - Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright... with 64 Candles!

Well, we didn't really put that many candles into it but I made this cake for my partner's father who turned 64 in March of 2008. His favorite animal is the tiger so I made this one for him with a tiger face made with fondant. I cut the individual shapes out of rolled out colored marshmallow fondant with an X-acto knife and "glued" them to the cake and each other with a spritz of water.

I used an awful lot of food coloring on the grass which made it taste funny so I added peppermint oil to it. It was actually quite yummy.

Since I'd made a bit of a mess with the frosting on the platter and couldn't manage to get it sufficiently dabbed up, I used some chocolate marshmallows cut in half to circle the cake and hide the frosting smears.

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This one was marbled white and chocolate with chocolate frosting under the decorations.

Plate of Bacon Cake

Bacon Fondant Cake photo by Kylyssa Shay

Bacon Fondant Cake photo by Kylyssa Shay

I made this one for my roommate's boyfriend's 25th birthday. The fondant was chocolate flavored and the cake under it was dark chocolate with semi-sweet ganache.

If you'd like to make some realistic-looking fondant or gumpaste bacon of your own, you can follow the linked instructions with photos in this tutorial.

A dark chocolate cake covered in chocolate-flavored fondant bacon

A dark chocolate cake covered in chocolate-flavored fondant bacon

Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty fondant cake and photo by Kylyssa Shay

Hello Kitty fondant cake and photo by Kylyssa Shay

I made this Hello Kitty cake for my niece. It was dark chocolate with dark chocolate frosting under the decoration which was made entirely of marshmallow fondant heavily flavored with vanilla except for the black parts which were flavored with semi-sweet dark cocoa. It was extremely easy to make because all of the shapes are two dimensional.

Insane Clown Posse - The Riddle Box - ICP


I made this cake for my partner's sister. She is an ICP fan and even has the Riddle Box tattooed on her body. So this was the natural choice to make for her birthday.

The cake inside was chocolate and the frosting underneath was also chocolate frosting with a bit of sour cream incorporated into it to offset the sweetness of the icing.

I had made little Hatchet Men to go on the sides of the cake but the finished cake was shorter than I had anticipated so the Hatchet Men ended up being too tall to fit. That's OK, though, because my partner and my roommate enjoyed eating them.

Where You Can Find My Favorite Fondant Recipe

You can find my favorite recipe and instructions on how to make it at How To Make Fondant For Cake Art along with tips on how to roll it out, prevent it from sticking, and how to rescue it when it does stick. It also has instructions for coloring and flavoring it to your personal tastes, both visual and gustatory.

Beatles Abbey Road Fondant Cake I made for my partner's 40th birthday.

Beatles Abbey Road Fondant Cake I made for my partner's 40th birthday.

Beatles Abbey Road

Fondant Beatles, oh my!

I made this cake for my partner's 40th birthday party. He is a serious Beatles fan. Inside it was butterscotch with caramel frosting. The Beatles were cut from chocolate fudge rolled fondant. As you can probably see, heat and humidity did weird things to it but the decorations were still recognizable and, if anything, the softer texture made it tastier.

The Beatles were really tasty. They had a lot of Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder in them and it melded nicely with the butterscotch and caramel underneath.

Ghostbusters fondant birthday cake

Ghostbusters fondant birthday cake

Ghostbusters Cake

I made this Ghostbusters treat for my roommate. She is a serious fan. The inside was dark chocolate with chocolate ganache frosting. Unfortunately, I didn't get any really good pictures of it but you can get the general idea from this one. The ganache turned out particularly silky and delicious on this one.

Sandcastle Beach Cake with Fondant Crab, Hermit Crab, and Assorted Seashells

Sandcastle beach cake with hermit crabs, starfish, and seashells

Sandcastle beach cake with hermit crabs, starfish, and seashells

I made this cake decorated with a crab, hermit crab, seashells and starfish for my roommate and sister-by-choice. The cake under the crushed vanilla wafer sand was dark chocolate and strawberry with strawberry cream cheese frosting. I put close to two pounds of strawberries into it and on top of it. The sandcastle part was dark chocolate and the beach underneath was strawberry.

A Close-up on the Crab

Cute gum paste crab

Cute gum paste crab

Steampunk Fondant Cake

Steampunk Fondant Cake

Sort of Steampunk

With gears, knobs, wires, and scarabs

I made this cake for my partner's cousins' reunion party. I meant to create something a bit more cohesive but I was both unwell and running out of time so I made a few compromises. It was a hit anyway and spread my fondant evangelism to one of my partner's cousins who now has a small business selling decorated cupcakes!

Jungle Cake

Jungle Cake

Jungle Cake

With flowers, vines, snake, and frog

I made this kind of weird jungle design for my partner's father. Inside there was marble cake and chocolate buttercream frosting. The tiny tree frog was a big hit. My partner wanted to eat the frog but his niece gave him the sad eyes treatment.

My First Fondant Cake - A Beach Cake

My first fondant cake

My first fondant cake

This was my very first attempt at making a cake with fondant. It was a little rough but I had no experience working with the stuff. I think the concept was good but the execution failed somewhat.

The starfish were made of bright blue icing and I used food coloring to paint some color onto the light blue and white marbled fondant on the cake. I made the sand dollars, snails, and clams from sugar cookie dough. I didn't allow for the expansion of the cookies with baking so they all turned out a bit puffy looking. The "sand" which was raw sugar worked brilliantly and I've used it again for the same purpose.

The cake inside was dark chocolate with dark chocolate frosting.

You wouldn't believe the mess that blue dye made of my hands. My cuticles were stained for almost a week.

A Cute Skull Cake - Skull Girls Wearing Cute Hoodies

Cake decorated with cute skulls

Cake decorated with cute skulls

I made the skull cutie cake pictured above for my partner's sort of kid's sort of birthday.

The cake was dark chocolate with semi-sweet ganache covered with dark fudge fondant. I made the decorations from white, hot pink, and lime green icing.

Instructions for making a cake like this one, including templates for the skull, bow, and hoodie girl cut outs.

Top View of the Skull Cuties

Top View of the Skull Cuties

Top View of the Skull Cuties

Cake for Our Lost Series Finale Party - Decorated with a Fondant Hand, the Fateful Numbers, and the Dharma Initiative Symbol

Lost Series Finale fondant decorated cake

Lost Series Finale fondant decorated cake

For those of you who are Lost fans, you'll recognize Charlie's hand as well as this fateful set of numbers. All of the decorations are edible rolled or modeled icing. It also had a four-toed broken statue foot made which was added after this photo. I'm still trying to find a good photo that includes the foot statue.

Inside, it was marbled yellow cake with dark chocolate cake covered with a crumb coat of chocolate cream cheese frosting and a layer of graham cracker crumbs and raw sugar.

Black and white striped lighthouse on a cake

Black and white striped lighthouse on a cake

The Lighthouse with Seagulls and Sand Dunes

I made this one for my partner's mom. I wasn't sure what design to put on her cake until I remembered that she has a number of lighthouse themed items in her home. So I chose a lighthouse theme for her birthday.

Due to humidity, the cake picked up a bit of a glisten and the clouds and whitecaps I had painted on the sky and water ended up looking less distinct. While the moisture detracted a bit from the cake's appearance, the fondant blended with the cream cheese frosting underneath and softened quite a bit and making it a better texture to eat.

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Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders rendered in sugar

Oakland Raiders rendered in sugar

My sister-in-law likes the Oakland Raiders so I made an Oakland Raiders birthday cake for her this year. It had a lot of vanilla in it, and it was probably one of the tastiest I've ever made.

The cake itself was frosted with a combination of vanilla pudding and whipping cream. I made the decoration as a sort of badge made of fondant that could be set on top of the cake at the last minute.

My Little Pony fondant cake

My Little Pony fondant cake

My Little Pony

A sweet two-dimensional cartoon character

I made this cake for my partner's sister, mom, and niece. His sister and niece are big My Little Pony fans. This was probably the easiest cake to make because My Little Pony cartoons are completely two-dimensional. I just rolled out flat fondant and used an Exacto knife to cut out shapes.

The cake inside was marble cake with light chocolate frosting.

Sandy Beach Cake - Fondant Adironrack and Jello Seas

Cake decorated with tiny sugar Adirondack chair and palm "bush"

Cake decorated with tiny sugar Adirondack chair and palm "bush"

This beach design was the second beach birthday cake I made for my friend and roommate.

She loves the warm weather and sandy beaches, but unfortunately, we live in Michigan where it's cold and snowy for her birthday. So I made her a little stretch of sugar beach with tropical turquoise Jello water and a sweet little Adirondack chair to lounge on.

I had made a palm tree of Rice Krispies with rolled icing top and bark but I slipped on the mixer cord and fell on it. So instead there was a palm bush made of the salvaged palm fronds. It made me pretty sad after over an hour spent making the palm tree but my friend liked the cake anyway.

A Harry Potter Cake - A Golden Snitch!

Harry Potter themed party cake

Harry Potter themed party cake

I made this one for one of my partner's sort of kids for a Harry Potter themed party. The image on top was the Harry Potter logo and golden snitch made with yellow-gold gumpaste brushed with gold luster dust. I surrounded the outer edge with overlapping circles in Gryffindor colors.

The inside was dark chocolate with semi-sweet ganache frosting covered in chocolate rolled fondant which tastes a lot like fudge.

Horde Clan Banner W.O.W. themed cake

Horde Clan Banner W.O.W. themed cake

World of Warcraft Horde Clan Banner

I made this World of Warcraft Horde Clan banner for my nephew for his birthday in 2011. It was marbled chocolate and intense vanilla inside with cocoa frosting and cherry flavored icing. The cherry flavoring made it taste kind of like a black forest torte made with maraschino cherries.

But Wait, Doesn't That Stuff Taste Yucky?

All men are created equal - but the same is not true of fondants. Most hand made rolled icing is of a neutral but sweet flavor if not down right delicious.

Commercially made fondants often taste like preservatives or have an odd metallic taste. That issue is completely solved by making it in your own kitchen, which many professional bakers are doing now, too. Whether it's marshmallow type or a more traditional sugar and syrup version, the flavors are fresher and don't carry the flavor of plastic packaging, emulsifiers, or preservatives.

If you get too carried away with the food coloring, it will start to taste like food dye but that can be countered by rolling it very thin and slathering the cake with a lovely dark chocolate ganache, pureed raspberries (or other fruit) and sugar, preserves, cream cheese frosting, or tasty buttercream frosting before applying the it. You need some kind of adhesive to hold it on anyway.

You can also make flavored fondant by adding flavoring oils to it as you make it. I sometimes like to use almond, lemon, or mint flavoring in mine.

Funky music themed fondant cake

Funky music themed fondant cake

Psychedelic Music Symbols

I made this caramel-flavored creation for my partner who is an avid audiophile and musician. The guitar pick shaped symbol with the religious icons inside it is a creation of his. He made the design at a conference a few years ago. I put it on the cake along with gumpaste 45 spindles, guitar picks, musical notes, and guitars. I guess I just added the metallic gears because they looked cool on the black/silver marble backing.

The inside was butterscotch flavored with caramel frosting.

Zebra-striped unicorn cake with hearts

Zebra-striped unicorn cake with hearts

Unicorn with Hearts, Stars, and Flowers

I made this cake with unicorn, stars, hearts, and flowers for my niece. Underneath it was marbled yellow and German chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate butter cream frosting with a touch of sour cream in it for a lighter texture and a slightly less-sweet finish.

A lumpy beer can cake surrounded by peanuts

A lumpy beer can cake surrounded by peanuts

Yes, It's Supposed to Be a Beer Can

This one only looks like I was drunk when I made it

OK, so this has got to be my worst one so far. It's not a shape I would choose to make on my own but it was a special request. I could probably make a decent beer can shape in the future because I learned what not to do with this one.

I tried to make a half-cylinder baking pan out of aluminum foil but the batter just bulged out of the foil as it cooked. So I had to carve the result into a rough half-cylinder with a knife, coat it with buttercream frosting and hope for the best.

The finished product was still lumpy, as you can see. So I just sighed and did my best with it.

Painting calligraphy with frosting isn't as easy as I'd thought. I spent a long time at it and the results were pretty poor so I probably won't try it again without stencils.

However, I discovered gold luster dust, an edible gold colored dust which can be mixed with alcohol and painted onto just about anything edible to create a metallic sheen.

The inside was double vanilla butter cake with vanilla bean frosting, so at least it was delicious even if it wasn't terribly attractive.

Another Sandy Beach Cake - Fondant Snails, Sea Stars, and Seashells

Sugar sandy beach with sweet starfish

Sugar sandy beach with sweet starfish

I made this sweet treat for a summer party. It was raw sugar was vanilla bean with intense vanilla bean frosting underneath. I used two tablespoons of double-strength vanilla extract and two scraped vanilla beans in the frosting alone. I also poured vanilla extract over it and allowed almost all of the alcohol to evaporate before applying the frosting and sugar to it. The evaporation went pretty quickly because it was still hot from the oven. Boy, did that make my apartment smell good!

Here are the instructions for making a sandy beach cake with fondant starfish and seashells.

Trendy Mommy baby shower cake

Trendy Mommy baby shower cake

Trendy Mommy Baby Shower

I made this one for a friend's baby shower. It was designed to co-ordinate with her Trendy Mommy invitations, napkins, plates and cups. I put a little spin on the placement of the little flowers to avoid having it look too stiff.

I've determined (from making this one) that I'll only use fudge fondant on small cakes because it is not very flexible and it tends to tear if you so much as look at it funny. Rolling out and applying a section of it this big was a major headache. I must have rolled it out and messed it up at least eight times. It required a lot of intense concentration and very careful manipulation to get it into place all in one unbroken piece. I sent my roommate away during that part because he tends to get close and curious when I'm doing something touchy and difficult.

The inside was marbled white and dark chocolate cake. I'd never baked such a big cake before and I was afraid it would overcook on the edges but it turned out perfectly baked.

Which of Do You Like Best?

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    Learn to make one of the tastiest extinct sea creatures from fondant or gumpaste using this step-by-step tutorial with photos and free printable trilobite template.

© 2009 Kylyssa Shay

What Do You Think About My Cakes? Would You Try Decorating with Fondant Yourself?

acreativethinker on July 24, 2014:

These are just so lovely and very tasty looking. Thanks for sharing this amazing lens. Take care :)

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on March 27, 2014:

These are so creative.

Cheryl Fay Mikesell from Mondovi, WI on March 13, 2014:

Amazing cakes! I love all the different decorating. Good job on this lens and all your cakes.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 21, 2013:

Davespeed is right. Your cakes really are amazing. Beautiful.

anonymous on April 01, 2013:

Your cakes are amazing. If I didn't know that it was a cake, I would definitely mistake your pizza could cake for a real pizza.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on December 30, 2012:

Wishing you a year of many new blessings starting with this one! Happy New Year!

GrowthSpark on October 10, 2012:

I'm really hungry now and am going to have to go and have a snack or two. These just look so delicious...

Smashbooks LM on October 03, 2012:

You are my new hero! Omg, pizza cake, and your Lost cake is fabulous!

Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on September 07, 2012:

I LOVE this. I have never thought about creating with fondant. Maybe I am inspired to try it! Blessings to you!

anonymous on August 11, 2012:

I just got here compliments of the last commenter leaving this link as her favorite lens on introduce yourself. You are an amazing artist, I had to look extra long at that pizza but its your Mystic Tiger that would be my favorite, what talent you have!

AmandaTWaH on June 12, 2012:

Wow! These cakes are AMAZING! This has become one of my favorite lenses. I hope you don't mind if I feature it on my "Favorite Lenses" lense! You have so much talent for making beautiful cakes. I'm great at baking, but I can't decorate for anything!

Shorebirdie from San Diego, CA on June 04, 2012:

Those are amazing! You are a great artist!

Lori Green from Las Vegas on May 30, 2012:

Wow your cakes are great

E L Seaton from Virginia on April 01, 2012:

The tiger was such a sharp cake. Thanks for sharing sooooo much!

Kylyssa Shay (author) from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on March 24, 2012:

@lesliesinclair: Thank you! There's a diabetic family member I want to make a fancy cake for. It's a tough proposal because most of the mass in fondant is straight up sugar of one kind or another. I've been experimenting with cornstarch, rice starch, and assorted sweeteners. When I work it out (or discover someone already has) so it is the right consistency and doesn't taste bad I'll definitely make a lens and share the sugar-free fondant recipe with everyone. Ideally, I'd like to come up with a vegan sugar-free fondant.

lesliesinclair on March 24, 2012:

You hooked me with the popcorn cake. Such fun to see. I wonder if fondant can be made with stevia or some such other natural sweetener.

lamontcranston on March 19, 2012:

Very creative, I don't think I am up to making these cakes but I admire you for doing it.

three-em on March 19, 2012:

look tasty.. :phope some day i can visit ur sandy beach cake.. lol

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on March 17, 2012:

You are extraordinarily talented!

anonymous on March 15, 2012:

I would have gladly liked 'All of the above' in your polls! But then, thank you for the 'eye-candy'! I would like to eat them too - someday! :))

daedrea lm on January 31, 2012:

you really have some great talents here...I loved the bacon and pizza cake the most..delicious :)

mary lighthouse15 on January 20, 2012:

i love cakes! yours are so yummy!

AshwinSajith LM on January 12, 2012:

A truly delicious lens :)

MagpieNest on January 11, 2012:

These are amazing! I was just looking because I just decorated a fondant cake with my three year old son. We had lots of fun but it wasn't up to your standards! We need to keep trying.

thesuccess2 on December 11, 2011:

Just got to Bless this Tasty Lens!!

KarenCookieJar on October 18, 2011:

You're very talented! I love all of your cakes.

Paul from Liverpool, England on August 15, 2011:

These are incredible - I actually giggled at the p[izza. Angel Blessed.

Poison kitty on July 01, 2011:

I love you're cakes, they're amazing! Btw you should add an option for "all of them" on your poll, because i could barely pick between them!

Rachel J Singer on June 04, 2011:

You're amazing with this! I've tried using fondant before and it didn't go too well...

Marina K on April 23, 2011:

Brilliant cakes! The pizza looks absolutely realistic.

bestinbabies lm on April 11, 2011:

Pizza and popcorn ones are great! Love them!

Helene-Malmsio on April 03, 2011:

These are brilliant - a big thumbs up from me!!

Yawapi LM on March 31, 2011:

Very cool!

KDimmick on December 31, 2010:

Great lens! Blessed by an angel and featured on my angel lens :)

Michelle Mafra from Corona CA on December 12, 2010:

Amazing cakes!!!! Love them all!

dessertlover on November 15, 2010:

Wow - what a great collection of cakes and photos. Love the pizza cake! It looks so realistic!

anonymous on November 11, 2010:

What a well illustrated lens. Certainly helps in describing your Fondant Cakes. Thanks.

howtocurecancer on November 06, 2010:

I like the lighthouse cake. I know how to make an apple and sour cream cake.

termit_bronx on October 29, 2010:

Very nice designs! The one with the hand in it, scary!!!! :) Love this lens.

PurplePansy LM on October 18, 2010:

Your cake designs are amazing! They are so beautiful and creative. I voted for the tiger cake, but the popcorn movie cake and the pizza are also really neat. I also like the jungle cake. It's very pretty. And the cakes with seashells look so realistic. If you aren't already making cakes and selling them for a living, you should be.

Yvonne L B from Covington, LA on October 17, 2010:

I love your cake designs and fondant looks like something I'd like to try.

JackRussell LM on October 17, 2010:

WOW some splendid cake ideas here! Thanks =)

Ashly Rain on October 14, 2010:

Talented!!! I can't believe that pizza ia a cake!!!!

Dee Gallemore on October 12, 2010:

Beautiful . . . what talent!

VarietyWriter2 on October 03, 2010:

You're talented! Not Penny's boat is a crack up... can you tell I'm a Lost fan :) SquidAngel blessings for this lens

hexagon on September 30, 2010:

All your cakes are lovely :-) A beautiful lens.

Kylyssa Shay (author) from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on September 25, 2010:

@tandemonimom lm: Don't miss your buttercream frosting, put it under the fondant and between the layers of cake! It makes the fondant stick to the cake and helps it look smoother, too.

tandemonimom lm on September 25, 2010:

I love them ALL! I think the pizza and tiger are most impressive though, from a decorating standpoint. You've inspired me! My daughter wants a Tardis cake (from Dr. Who) and I was daunted by the thought of frosting it. I think fondant will be MUCH easier! I'll be sad to miss the buttercream frosting, though ...

anonymous on September 17, 2010:

Double Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous. I started off by making a note of which were my favorites, but by the end, I couldn't LOL they are are absolutely super fantastic. What talent! - Kathy

Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on September 14, 2010:

I love eating fondant cakes. When I visit my parents I always pick one up at the bakery. The girl there makes some fabulous one. A to make them myself I don't know. I am not very crafty and the result might not be as eye pleasing as yours. Love the little pony one, and the one with starfish!

CCGAL on September 11, 2010:

oooohhhhh I want to learn to make fondant cakes! I've watched chefs work with it on the Food Network, but you make me think I could actually learn to do this. Your cakes are lovely - and they sound mouth watering delicious, too! Good job on this lens, by the way. I love that you are using your own photos of cakes you've actually made. That's part of the appeal for me.

Tarra99 on September 10, 2010:

I have to admit...I'm a closet Cake Boss fan...fondant is like edible playdough! I love it!

Robin S from USA on September 08, 2010:

You are an amazing talent with the fondant!

Jennifer P Tanabe from Red Hook, NY on September 04, 2010:

These fondant cakes are amazing! I guess I have to reconsider fondant as an edible decoration.

Jennifer P Tanabe from Red Hook, NY on September 04, 2010:

These fondant cakes are amazing! I guess I have to reconsider fondant as an edible decoration.

kohuether lm on August 26, 2010:

You've got some serious talent! Do you do this for extra money, too? I overheard a conversation in a bookstore. The worker was going to make a special cake for someone and I think this person wanted some sort of fondant theme. I guess she had a side business or something.

justholidays on July 27, 2010:

I definitely love the movie cake as well as the Beatles one! Incredibly creative!

TabbyCakes on July 05, 2010:

Great Cakes!! Foundant is fun to work with!!

Kyecerulian on June 15, 2010:

It really is amazing what you can do with Fondant. Great work!

nebby from USA on June 08, 2010:

You create some pretty awesome cakes!

ionlylovehebe on June 08, 2010:

I love your cakes!They are lovely~~~

Kylyssa Shay (author) from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on June 05, 2010:

@kshatley: Thank you! No, I just cool the cakes to room temperature before I apply the frosting undercoat which is a frosting like butter cream, cream cheese, ganache that glues the crumbs down and glues the fondant to the cake. If the cake inside were too cold, I think that condensation would form on the fondant and possibly mess it up.

kshatley on June 05, 2010:

Hi, I love your are so talented! I was wondering, do you freeze your cakes before applying the fondant? Thanks!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 26, 2010:

All I can say is wow! I really had no idea cake decorating could be so easy. Thank you.

puzzlerpaige on May 13, 2010:

Now come on - was that pizza REALLY a cake. OMGosh it looks exactly like a pizza. It IS that good Kylyssa! I think my favorite is the lighthouse cake - since I live at the beach. But I really like them all. You are super talented. And I had always wondered about the taste of fondant so I appreciate you mentioning that homemade is actually tasty.

Mary from Chicago area on March 24, 2010:

you are gooood! 5* and loved these photos!

GroceryCosts on March 24, 2010:

Wow! You are extremely handy! I don't think I would have the patience to work with fondant. Your cakes look Awesome! and by the way fantastic lens.

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on January 15, 2010:

Wow! You make such beautiful cakes! The pizza one is my favorite, though.

Kylyssa Shay (author) from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on January 10, 2010:

@justholidays: Thank you ever so much!

justholidays on January 10, 2010:

I'm back. And yes, I loved the lens the first time and I still love it today.Blessed by a SquidAngel.

Jen from California on January 08, 2010:

Great cakes!

SuperZoe LM on December 22, 2009:

These cakes are super amazing!! Great lens.. thanks for sharing!!

Rose Jones on December 15, 2009:

Cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate Phizackerl1 on December 09, 2009:

Great lens. Blessed.

Indigo Janson from UK on November 24, 2009:

These cakes are great, you are clearly very creative. I agree, that pizza is incredible! Looks just like the real thing.

BWDuerr from Henrietta, New York on November 19, 2009:

My favorite is the Pizza cake. Awesome job. 5 stars!

eclecticeducati1 on October 19, 2009:

I LOVE your cakes!!!! They are wonderful. Great lens!

Grace_Riedinger on October 10, 2009:

Hi yaI am extremely impressed with your cakes. I had never heard of fondant, but these cakes are incredible. I also read some of your story about being homeless and I am very impressed with your survival skills.Please keep up the great work and even though you may not believe it and I do not want to sound pushy Jesus really does love you so much that He did die for you. I am almost financially broke myself but I am sending you a very small amount of money to your paypal account. I wish it could be more.Please look for it under the email address of painterofglory, which is an old email addy of mine.Please take care of yourself and know that you do have a Wisconsin friend.

anonymous on October 02, 2009:

You are very talanted! I love your lens.

justholidays on October 01, 2009:

I don't like fondant but the reason why I wouldn't eat that kind of cake is that they're so beautiful! If I would have the chance to make (or get - that's a better choice) one, I would keep it as long as possible and take a lot of pictures, just to make sure to never forget having such a wonderful decoration item in my home! I was really amazed by all those cakes but the one that really puzzled me is the PIZZA! You did a wonderful job on it and if I hadn't read your explanation, I would have think it was a real pizza!You're an artist, Kylyssa!Congrats and 5 stars - just because I can't give more!Dom.

hayleylou lm on October 01, 2009:

wow, these look amazing, a fav so I can back to this lens when it gets closer to my boys birthday, 5 stars

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on October 01, 2009:

I've been here before, but I wanted to stop by and see your updates. Love the new photos! These are so cool.

xiaohuaz lm on October 01, 2009:

Nice lens. If my husband sees this he'll expect me to make a beer cake for his next birthday.

dogtrainer50 on October 01, 2009:

These cakes look awesome

anonymous on September 30, 2009:

Fantastic lens! ... Looks delicious too ^_^5*

amy1980 on September 30, 2009:

Wow! I really like the My Little Pony cake. But they are all pretty impressive!

Bellezza-Decor from Canada on September 11, 2009:

Your fondant cakes are so fun and unusual - 5* and lensrolled into Delicious Lemon Cakes Recipes!

norma-holt on July 30, 2009:

My word you are talented. Is there no end to your skills. 5 stars and favorite it

RTAnderson on July 08, 2009:

Besides being fun to look at these cakes are also verrry yummy! Mmm.

Stuwaha on July 01, 2009:

What a fun lens! that pizza cake is astounding, so creative!

anonymous on June 30, 2009:

Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow! Oh Wow!Have I mentioned Oh Wow!????Not only do you bake what must be deeeeeeelicious cakes, you take fantabulous photos!I like the seashell cake the best.Can I come live with you?

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on June 30, 2009:

What a great lens. Really fun to look at. And that pizza cake sure looks like the real thing! Great job, as always.

Jeanette from Australia on June 30, 2009:

Very creative. I like your tiger cake the best. I don't think I could bring myself to eat that pizza cake. It would be an assault to the senses!

anonymous on June 29, 2009:

Your cakes are fantastic and amusing. I still like the skull best.

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