Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Everything is AWESOME!!! Fondant Tutorial (and a Blog Hop!!)

Photography by Expressions by Nicole Marie.

Did you know the Lego Movie is coming out this week, on January 7th? I have two Lego-loving nephews who are probably chomping at the bit to see it.  Maybe you remember this Lego Starwars cake I made for my sweet nephew, Jackson a while back.

This movie is sure to be hilarious, there are so many top notch actors involved and the list of lego characters goes on for days.  Here are the two main characters, Emmet and Wyldestyle, who I've immortalized in fondant!!


After seeing the preview for the movie, the theme song "Everything is AWESOME!!" was stuck in my head for days... I thought it would be a sweet touch to add a chalkboard with the saying into the mix.  This would be the perfect addition to your next Lego themed party and you can make your own fondant, chalkboard.  It's easy!

What you'll need:


  • fondant
  • black food coloring
  • fondant roller
  • small tipped paint brush
  • petal dust~ white
  • lemon
  • square cookie cutter or a sharp knife
  • powdered sugar
  • tooth pick
  • very small bowl for mixing
First mix a small amount of fondant with black food coloring, Sprinkle your work surface with a little powdered sugar (or you can use corn starch), roll out your fondant and cut if with either a small, square cookie cutter, or a sharp knife.  Smooth the edges.


Next mix your white petal dust with a few drops of lemon juice (you can also use vodka, the alcohol will evaporate).  Carefully paint your phrase of choice onto the fondant.  This will dry in a few minutes.  While you're waiting, roll out a small strip of fondant to use on the back of your chalkboard.  This will hold your toothpick in place.


Once your "chalk" phrase has dried, flip the fondant over.  Attach a toothpick to the back with your small piece of fondant, brushing on a tiny bit of lemon juice as the "glue".  Press and hold in place until it is secure.


All that's left is to wipe on a little bit of powdered sugar to give it that just erased look.  Fun, right?!!


You can use these little, chalkboard signs for any occasion.  If you don't have time to bake, or just don't feel like it, why not use store bought cupcakes?  I'm betting that everyone will be so impressed with the way you've personalized the cupcakes that they wont ever realize you didn't bake!! 


I've been invited by my favorite party blogging friend, Bird, of Bird's Party to participate in a Lego inspired Blog Hop... Below are some AWESOME!! ideas for your next Lego party! :)


Now it's time to hop over to these awesome blogs to see what they've come up with:
 Lego Brick Pinata Cookies by Haniela's
 Lego Pinatas by Bird's Party
 Lego Favor Bags by Crissy's Crafts
 Lego 'Minute To Win It' Party Games by Play.Party.Pin.
 Lego Candy Buffet by CandyGalaxy.com
 


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2 comments:

  1. These are fab! I'm just starting to think about how to make an Everything is awesome! cake since I too have been unable to get this song out of my head. (Comment by Oreouk as it wouldn't let me leave my LJ url)

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  2. Thanks so much!! I'd love to see your cake when it's finished!!

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