Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Frost a Cake with a Paper Towel and make it look like Fondant!


If there was an award for World's Worst Baker, I would have a shelf full of trophies! Some people are born with the gene, but I didn't manage to get it. Ha! I can burn a batch of cookies with no effort and ruin bread before it even has the chance to rise. I consider myself a fairly decent cook when it comes to meals, but over the last few years have tried to challenge my lack of baking skills. Not sure I am winning the war... hehe.

I stumbled upon this great blog through a Pin on Pinterest. She has all sorts of tutorials, and one of them is how to frost a cake using a paper towel to make it look like fondant. I have never been a fan of fondant(it tastes funny to me), but its so dang pretty on cakes. My daughter's birthday was approaching and I decided for her birthday cake to give it a whirl. Worst case scenario, I would find a bakery to save the day!

Not to toot my own horn, but I am beyond pleased with myself. Ha! Not only did I not burn the cake, but it turned out pretty dang close to the way it should. That's a major feat, you have no idea! I used her frosting recipe and the paper towel technique and I will never go back to store bought again! Its not any more effort and it turns out looking so cute and is so yummy. We actually looked forward to the left overs after the party. Ha!

The Original Pin:

If you couldn't tell it was a Hello Kitty party and while its not as perfect as the Original Pin(at least it wasn't a fail!), it turned out quite smooth. A few more tries and maybe I will be on my way to having at least 1 baking skill! Ha!

Her recipe is for White frosting, so I just put 2 drops in of light blue food coloring for the sky blue I achieved. I used a regular non-edible ribbon at the bottom, and then used a star shaped attachment with a pastry bag along the outside of the ribbon. I sprinkled some sugar pearls on top, and using lollipop sticks, stuck the Hello Kitty toppers on. For the Hello Kitty toppers, I just used scrapbook paper, and stickers from Michael's. And of course a #7 candle to finish it off! 

Visit her site for the video tutorial and all sorts of other great tips and tricks! I followed her recipe and instructions to the T.  I think I may eventually get one of those cool frosting spatulas she uses, but I was very happy with how it turned out. I am still thinking about....cake! 

Happy Baking, and Happy Pinning!


  1. Hi, I just wanted to thank you for talking about my daughters tutorial and her blog. Your cake turned out so cute!!! She is gone out of the country for 18 months and I, her mother, am "watching" her blog for her. Apparently I was supposed to renew her blog and didn't know it so her new domain is
    If you wouldn't mind changing that in your post I would so appreciate it! I felt terrible and am trying to find all the posts that people have done to let them know. Thank you! Brenda Edwards

    1. Is there a 2014 update to the tutorial for those of us who want to try it?

    2. That should be the correct link, but it says that her blog has been removed from blogger. I'm trying to contact her to see if its just under construction or if she is no longer doing her blog. Thank you for pointing this out!

    3. It is all fixed! Everything should be up and running! The site and youtube video are restored!

  2. Hi Brenda! I saw she was serving a mission. Wonderful! And of course I can change the link. No problem at all. Hope all is well!

    1. Yes, she is! She is doing wonderfully and even though it is hard, she is loving it! Thank you so so much!