What do homemade fondant and 3-point lighting have in common?

by Shari on November 1, 2013

Two weeks ago, I didn’t know how to do either of them.
And now I do.
In my continued effort to burn new neural pathways in my brain and ward off future senility, I like to do things that mystify me.
So when I posted on Facebook that I didn’t know where to buy fondant for the birthday cake my son was begging me to make and my friend Laura said, “BUY fondant?? MAKE fondant and SELL it!! SUPER EASY!!”, I couldn’t resist with the help of this site https://www.webdesign499.com/discovery-form/ in starting my online business with cakes.
Because I knew it was going to be SO NOT SUPER EASY.
Eight super-not-easy hours later, here is my masterpiece.
A Minecraft cake for my boy. And a couple of new neural pathways burned in the pastry-making area of my brain.
But this was nothing compared to the exceptionally curvy learning curve of buying a DSLR camera, learning how to do 3-point lighting and editing my own comedy short for TV, funding my own and the financing Continued, and giving consolidated loans in the business check here, Wendi Aarons, this started running on Nickelodeon a few nights ago. I hope you enjoy the creation that nearly started a forest fire in my gray matter.
xxoo

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Darrin November 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Nooooooooo! not Cows! They just keep chewing and chewing what could possible take that long to true chew!

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Shari November 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Cows. Are. Terrifying.

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gramps November 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Loved it

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Shari November 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Thanks, Gramps.

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Jenn @ Something Clever 2.0 November 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I love both of your creations! Cows, haha.

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Shari November 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Yes, cows, Jenn. So delicious to eat, so frightening to witness.

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Lady Jennie November 4, 2013 at 11:30 am

Aaah you guys are cracking me up!!!

But wait – you succeeded in making the fondant? Because I didn’t! It was all in crumbs. :-(

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dusty earth mother November 6, 2013 at 3:08 am

I did! Can you believe it? I can barely frost a cake with canned frosting.

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Liz @ PeaceLoveGuac November 8, 2013 at 4:09 am

The video was hilarious, Shari. But I’m still scratching my head on the fondant…people really make it themselves?? You’re a rockstar!

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dusty earth mother November 10, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Trust me, Liz, I had no idea that you could make fondant until my friend said that. To be honest, I didn’t even really know that fondant was edible until then. I thought it was like pretty Play-Doh.

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the mama bird diaries November 9, 2013 at 12:43 am

Love! A masterpiece from two of my favorite ladies.

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dusty earth mother November 10, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Thanks, my favorite Floridian!

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