|I used this to make the ears on Minnie hard. Just add to your fondant and knead away until it feels like it's stiffening up. Shape and then let dry at least a day.|
|Ready to shape!|
|2 ears! I put lollipop stick in so I could attach them to the head.|
|Starting the fondant! Powdered sugar and crisco (crisco is underneath all the sugar)|
|Marshmallows on top|
|Oh and make sure you use the dough hook. This is also the point where you can add flavor, or color if you are doing all 1 color. I needed white and pink so I kept this all white.|
|This is what it looks like when it comes out of the bowl|
|Now you knead|
|Knead some more...|
|Until you get this! Smooth, soft, and a tad on the tacky side|
|Cut a chunk off to dye it pink|
|what you get after you knead the color in . Yes I said knead. I know, I know...you just kneaded. Well, you need to knead again :)|
|Start of the bow making process. Cut 2 rectangles, brush water on the inside edge, fold over a rolled paper towel to hold it's shape|
|Pinch the edges on each one then brush with water, and push together|
|Cut a smaller rectangle out to make the center of the bow. I loved the way this one came out, especially seeing it was my first ever BUT it ended up not being big enough, so at the last minuet, I made a bigger one.|
|With the ears.|
|Strawberry cake before baking.|
|Zebra stripes side one.|
|Finished head. See how this bow is much bigger? Looks so much better.|
- Blend together the cream cheese and butter using an electric mixer on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds.
- Add 3 cups powdered sugar, gradually, and the mashed strawberries; blend frosting again on low speed until the sugar is incorporated, 1 minute.
- Increase mixer speed to medium and blend frosting until fluffy, 30-45 seconds more, adding up to 1/2 cup more sugar to make desired spreading consistency.
- Use as desired.