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a few minutes ago

TB to My first fondant cake. I made sooooo many mistakes. Thankfully I had enough props to hide all of the imperfections but there are things on this cake u just can't ignore. Adding fondant to a cake is actually the easy part. Adding additional layers, well that can be tricky. First Tip: Measure the length and width of your props. If u are adding stripes to a cake like I did, using a ruler is your best friend. I realized, after I glued the second row of black stripes that they were way to thick and disproportionate to the white stripes on the cake. 😬 Second Tip: Measure your cake or know the size of the cake pan that you are using so u know how big to make your props. I made my props before I made the cake. Actually, I had no idea that the pineapple I made was the same height of the cake until I started the assembly 😩 Third Tip: Make your own fondant!! It's cheaper, and tastes great! Store bought fondant has a variety of colours and it's hassle free (colouring your own fondant is time consuming and can get really messy). However, homemade fondant doesn't break or crack as easily and it gives a smoother finish. I don't know about your learning style, but I learn best through practice, trial and error. I've never been one to follow a recipe to the T and I always go with my instincts. In baking, using this approach means mistakes will be inevitable, but, it's how I got really good at cooking!! I'm giving it a go at baking and I always remind myself that I'm doing this because it's fun, and it makes me happy. #cake storyofmyfirstcake #mistakes #fondantcake #trialsandcakes #yummy #nomnom #foodie

33 minutes ago

"No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” -Tony Robbins . Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win Chalene Johnson’s PiYo workout dvd set! Link in bio.

34 minutes ago

"Why are we more accepting of a broken arm than a sick brain? That’s the stigma against depression, says comedian Kevin Breel. Outwardly, Kevin doesn’t seem depressed, but the illness is something he battles daily. In his #TEDTalk, he shares his story to help end the shame and silence around mental illness. “If you think that true strength means never showing any weakness, then I'm here to tell you you're wrong,” he says. “The only way we're going to beat a problem that people are battling alone is by standing strong together, by standing strong together,” he says." — @ted