Last Friday night was the Alzheimer's Idaho annual support group Christmas dinner. If you follow this blog you know I volunteer for this wonderful grassroots, local organization. For the December get-together I also do a tablescape for them. Friday was also the six week check-up for my new knee. So....I did the table and decided to give myself a little break from standing in the kitchen for long periods making a dessert for them.
At my local bakery I bought a small chocolate cake - just plain and then removed all of the frosting that I could remove and frosted the cake with homemade vanilla bean buttercream, lined the bottom with editable pearls and then added fondant snowflakes dusted with sparkling sugar.
Store bought cupcakes with white chocolate curls - I just added some of the fondant snowflakes. I don't think they minded and I also sent vanilla and peppermint ice cream to be served with the cake and cupcakes.
Using Wilton fondant, I simple rolled out the fondant (sprinkling my counter with powdered sugar so the fondant would not stick) and then brushed with vodka and add the sugar, let them dry overnight in the oven with no heat and then the next day turned them over and brushed them again and added more sugar and let them dry again. They need to be dry and firm to be able to stand up in the cupcakes and the cake.
I did a white on white tablescape so the white frosted cupcakes and cake went well with the theme of the table.
I hear the ladies and their hostess had a great evening.
Fondant, Walmart and other stores in the baking area
Wilton sprinkle sugar, Specialty baking stores, Wilton White Sparkling Sugar, Net Wt. 8 oz.
Decorative edible pearls, Specialty baking stores, Ck Products Candy Beads Pearl White 7mm 3.5 oz.
Snowflake cookie cutters, Snowflake Tin Cookie Cutter 8 Piece Set L1989
Lighted tree, Tuesday Morning
White Reindeer, Tuesday Morning
Scalloped chargers, Pier One
White flatware, Tuesday Morning
Nikko Christmastime China
Link to previous post with more complete instructions for the snowflakes and a great cake recipe, Link
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