Nine years ago I started watching show called How I Met Your Mother, and after 9 years the show is coming to a finale on Monday. I’ve watched this show for years with friends and the happiness and memories have made me appreciate what the show offered through the years. Whether it be a mechanism to meet with friends during the week to eat, talk, and enjoy some television, or have something to talk with co-workers about the next day, I’m sad to see the show go after all these years.
That’s why I wanted to make something fun for friends before we all get together on Monday to watch the finale. When it comes to desserts, I normally lean towards a simple presentation with modest decorations. However, following the sayings of suit up or legendary, I wanted to try something new for the Monday night snacks. I’ve always wanted to try using fondant to decorate a cake, but never tried it. Fondant is a sugar and oil based icing that can easily be rolled and is commonly used to decorate cakes. This case I rolled the fondant and cut it into shapes similar to a suit. The fondant is able to easily stick to frosting, so I used frosting to stick two pieces of fondant together. It was an interesting experiment to try, and I’m glad that it worked out so well!
|1/2 cup||vegetable shortening|
|1/2 cup||corn syrup|
|1 tsp||gluten free vanilla extract|
|1/2 tbsp||gluten free corn starch|
|16 oz||powdered sugar|
- Mix the shortening, syrup, vanilla, and starch together in a bowl.
- Slowly mix the sugar into the bowl until it is well combined, and feels like play doh.
- If coloring the fondant, slowly knead in coloring until the desired color is achieved.