Wow. Just wow. Can I just brag on my best friend for a bit? Like- this week was one for the books. Since high school, every school vacation or between semesters we would make a list of things that we deem our bucket list for that break. This week, Lexi had off of work and we got to hit more list items in one week than ever before- setting an all time new record.
One of the things we had on our bucket list this summer was trying to make a mini marble cake like the trendy ones you see on Pinterest and stuff. You know. Reality. LOL.
Luckily, Lexi has completely enabled me in my baking obsession that has skyrocketed since college. We both constantly dream about how when we retire we are going to open a cupcake shop called “Confessions of a Chocoholic” (patent in process) and live right next door to each other and have kids who are best friends. You know. All the normal stuff.
But this week we got to actually make Pinterest a reality- even for a moment.
We followed the very helpful instructions of this article and were able to make it happen. Our only regret- we should’ve used more white. Beware- that black fondant is powerful so use only a little at first, unless dark marble is what you are going for. In our case, it accidentally became what we were going for. Funfetti was our idea though. Classic.
Want to try yourself? Well alright here’s how it goes:
1. Bake your cake. Make sure to shave the sides down to make it nice and flat and stack-able. Just like the pros from Cake Boss do.
2. Roll out two parts white fondant, one part black. Roll into nice long tubes, and then place together like so. Next, turn into little twists, and fold in half making a U-shape. See below.
3. Mush together. Use your palms to knead the two shades together and to begin the marble effect. Be intentional about over-kneading, because this is what causes the fondants to completely mix, making gray. Repeat steps 2-3 until you have enough pieces to cover the entire cake completely with extra.
4. Attach the marbles sections together. Create your beautiful marble fondant blanket for that sweet cake by gently kneading the sections together with your fingers and smoothing it with a rolling pin. The idea is to make the sections cohesive. You might need to make a nip and a tuck here but it’s marble, so it should work together abstractly.
5. Cover your cake with the fondant. This is definitely a two person job, so grab your bff and go for it! Make sure it’s nice and smooth- no bubbles or cracks.
6. Trim. Once the fondant is covering the cake, take a sharp detail knife and trim the edges. Decorate with some flowers (in our case, some free buds a florist gave us!) and viola! What a beaut.
We were surprised at how incredibly simple the actual marbling effect was, and it definitely sparked our interest to want to try this again another time! And what better way to celebrate a fantastic week than with a little classy on the outside- party on the inside kinda cake?
Check this recipe out and let me know if it was helpful! I would love to see how your baked creation turned out, and I love that the same concept can look so different because of the marble- how fun! Bake on my confectionery fairies.