A minor kitchen accident (not shown: the floor, myself, the cat)
Things I learned while making white chocolate poured fondant (recipe & instructions here):
Weigh instead of measure (my second batch was way too thick because I measured the powdered sugar)
If your fondant is too thick, add water by the tablespoon-full to thin (my third batch was way to watery because I tossed in approx. an 1/8 c of water)
If your fondant is too thin, add a little powdered sugar and say a prayer to the patron saint of baking
Use a double boiler or a glass bowl over boiling water to keep the frosting at a workable consistency
Use a potholder, the glass bowl or pot is HOT (I have a burn to prove it)
Use a firm cake recipe (I used this one) and refrigerate to firm up the cake further, otherwise you'll have crumbs in your frosting
Make sure the cubes of cake are perfectly square, otherwise they won't frost evenly
Spoon the frosting over the cakes...spooning along the edges will cover the sides
A finger dipped in a little water and rubbed over imperfections can be a saving grace
Note: white chocolate burns easily! (as I can attest from the disaster that was my first batch)
cakes waiting for a coating (I filled w/homemade jam)
I was a little discouraged by the whole experience, which spanned two days after I gave up in disgust on Saturday, and until this morning I was determined to just buy cupcakes for my bff's baby shower instead of making these stupid little cakes (which will need to be decorated even further for her party).
But then, I brought my sad little fondant covered cakes to a party this afternoon - and people LOVED them.
Sigh - maybe the 4th time will be the charm?