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!! SUPER EASY!!”, I couldn’t resist.
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. Co-written with the best comedy mind in the business, 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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