My friend Melonie has taught herself how to do fondant cakes and she had pictures of them up on Facebook and so I asked her if she would teach me how to do it and she said “Yes!” and so yesterday we got together and made 12 mini fondant covered cakes for Bunco at my house tonight and they came out so cute!! Thank you again Melonie for showing me how to do it! I am feeling brave enough to try it again so maybe next month for Courtney’s birthday I will try making a regular size cake especially since Melonie said she would help me again. The cake under the fondant is this Death By Chocolate Cake recipe and the frosting under the fondant is my favorite Buttercream Frosting that is already on the blog several times. I baked the round cakes in Melonie’s large cupcake pan and the small square cakes I baked in my Pampered Chef Stoneware Mini Loaf pan and then cut them in half.
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 chocolate cake mix
1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup chocolate chips (I left these out for the fondant cakes because I didn’t want any bumps or holes which chocolate chips will sometimes do)
Heat oven to 350. Beat sour cream, eggs, water and oil. Add cake mix and pudding mix. Stir in chips. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake 45 – 55 minutes or until fork inserted in cake comes out clean. Sift powdered sugar over top of cake.
(This recipe was enough for all 12 of my mini cakes so 4 large size cupcakes and 4 mini loaves.)