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Cake Boss, Kenwood KM266 Prospero And Fondant!Thursday, July 08, 2010 Mary Anne Velasco
I've been away from my blogs for weeks. For days now, I have been trying to get my hands on pounding the keyboard again and publish some fresh posts but it seems like my thoughts are not much into blogging at the moment. Blame it to that program on telly, Cake Boss, which has taken so much of my time lately.
Cake Boss is my favorite tv program since six weeks ago [if I can still remember it right]. My boyfriend has introduced the program to me one night. That evening has marked my overflowing desire to become a Cake Boss... somehow.
My passion for baking has begun a long time ago and if you have been following this blog, you have then already encountered some of my simple cake creations [this and this]. However, it's only when I've started watching Cake Boss when my curiosity regarding fondant has made me want to try it on my upcoming cakes.
To support my love for baking, my ever-thoughtful boyfriend has ordered a helper for me- the Kenwood KM266 Prospero kitchen assistant. Oh my! I've literally jumped for joy when it finally arrived. Since that day, my hand mixer's been sleeping soundly inside the cupboard. Those tiresome dough-kneading, whipping and whisking days are finally over!
The Kenwood machine is actually awesome. It comes with a lot of attachments:
c.) dough tool
d.) meat grinder
f.) food processor
How much does it cost? The Kenwood KM266 Prospero machine costs around 2,900 Swedish crowns including shipping and handling. With all the attachments included, it's surely priced just right.
Anyhoo-hoo-hoo-hoo, before even starting on my first fondant-covered-cake, I've made an effort to create my own fondant first. My boyfriend has spent a lot of time helping me search for fondant recipes and it is him who's found the right one for me [if you'd like to make your own fondant, search it on Youtube. You'll be surprised on how many easy-to-follow step-by-step videos you'd find there]. My first try has been a success! My first fondant batch has weight about 1,2 kilos and has been able to cover three yummy cakes which I'll be posting about in the upcoming days. So watch out for it!
On the photo below: my first batch of fondant sealed in plastic
That's it for tonight! This is Maxi... signing off!
P.S. If you don't want to create your own fondant, you can always buy them from supermarkets which will cost you 80% more [price per kilo] compared to making your own fondant at home.
Where to buy fondant?
To those living within the US, you can buy a ready-to-use rolled white fondant [1½ lb. package] for $6.79 here: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=710-2076.
To those living in Canada, you can find a list of fondant distributors here:[http://www.wilton.com/about/contact/canadian_distributors.cfm].
To those living outside the US and Canada areas, you can check the list of international distributors here: http://www.wilton.com/about/contact/intl_distrib.cfm].
Happy bakin' everyone!