My super cute yogi friend's birthday was over the weekend, so I decided to try my hand at a yoga-themed birthday cake. I had never used fondant before, but it's kind of the best thing ever. It may not taste like the best thing ever, but when it comes to fashioning om symbols for the tops of cakes, I can think of no better way.
A box of yellow cake mix (nothin' fancy here)
Blue and red gel food coloring
White fondant (found in the cake section at Safeway)
I had way too much fun playing with this playdough-like substance. I molded a fish, my sous chef molded a little Gumby-like man in downward dog and eventually once it was kneaded well enough, I sprinkled powdered sugar on a cutting board and rolled it out with a rolling pin. Once it was about 1/8 inch thick, I freehanded my om symbol with a knife. If that's not your jam, I'm sure printing the design out and indenting the outline before cutting would work just as well.
Then I went out into the yard to take pictures of it, naturally. Also I have like a pound of fondant left and I'm not sure what to do with it. Any dessert decorating requests?
I can't stop with this song.