Sunday, 30 March 2014

Fondant Fancies (Baking goals for 2014)

At the start of the year I wrote a list of things that I wanted to bake & make in 2014, at least once.  The list included: choux buns, macarons, fondant fancies, corned beef pie etc...

Anyway, I decided to make Fondant Fancies in March, and followed the BBC Good Food recipe (Mary Berry) - which was fairly easy to follow, there were a couple of issues:
Fondant Faff-ons & Mr K (the mixer)
  • with the sponge - it was slightly wonky on the edges so when i cut my squares i needed to trim off a bit extra
  • putting buttercream on the sponge squares, because the cake was so fresh it crumbled
  • dipping the covered sponges with fondant icing - just messy
  • letting the icing covered sponges set - dripping fondant icing (good job i put a sheet of greaseproof underneath) - messy
  • putting the finished fancies in a tin, they didn't really set - messy
There seemed to be quite a lot of parts to making them, sponge, marzipan, buttercream, icing chocolate finish and the last few parts were messy.

All in all, I was glad that I'd made them, but they were a bit of a messy faff on.
I'd eaten that many bits of offcuts and "testers" I didn't really want any, so my colleagues were treated to Loopygirls Fondant Faff-ons.  They got the thumbs up.