Monday, March 14, 2011

My First Fondant Cake

This is my very first fondant cake and is an anniversary present for me and hubby.  Behind is a draft of the cake design, which I modified a little in my final cake.  

Underneath the fondant paste is my homemade coffee butter cake with Bailey Irish Cream, which I adapted from Aunty Yochana's recipe.  This is a soft lovely coffee butter cake.  You need to make your cake at least one day in advance and chill in the fridge before covering it with fondant.  In any case, the butter cake will also taste better after one day.

The fondant covering was done at Sugar Inc workshop.  You can see other beautiful creations at the workshop over here.  

Recipe for the Coffee Butter Cake
(makes two 6" cakes)

300g butter
180g caster sugar
4 to 5 eggs (beaten)
300g cake flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 packet 2-in-1 instant coffee + 1 tbsp hot water
1.5 tbsp Bailey Irish Cream
1.5tsp coffee emulco
7 tbsp buttermilk or UHT milk 


1) Sift cake flour and baking powder together.  Set aside.
2) Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy.
3) Add in eggs, a little each time and beat well with the butter mixture before the next addition.
4) Combine the coffee mixture, Bailey Irish Cream, coffee emulco and milk. 
5) Fold in half the cake flour and coffee mixture, mix well before adding the remaining cake flour and coffee mixture.
6) Pour cake batter into two lined 6" round cake pan, tap it against tabletop to release any air bubbles.
7) Bake at 175C for 40 to 45 minutes.
8) Cool completely and keep in fridge for 1 day before covering with fondant.

A simple card for this special occasion


  1. Lovely cake! You learnt from sugar Inc? ;)

  2. Your hubby will be so happy as this is a nice cake. Happy Anniversary to both of you!

  3. Cathy: Yes, I attended the 2-tier fondant cake from Sugar Inc.

    Queen: Thanks!

  4. Hehehe, I saw your 美人照 in Sugar Inc FB ;)

  5. Hehehe, no lah, quite well taken leh.. R u attending any lessons from her soon? :)

  6. Not at e moment. Cannot always attend, expensive leh.

  7. Yah, haha, I attended a few classes from her last time aso.

  8. Gd day, Fong! :D
    Me again reporting to yo blog...
    How can I substitute coffee to coco?

  9. Hi BB. Sure you can! Replace the coffee emulco with chocolate paste. Alternatively, replace a small part of flour, say, 50g, with cocoa powder.


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