I baked the red velvet the day before and had to rush the decorations on the night of Amra's birthday after work so we wouldn't be too late for the party (took the 3 of us a little over an hour - most of the time taken to dye the fondant brown). It was worth it though. The look on her face (and the mound of food we were fed) was priceless : )
Red velvet mixture - matches my mixer ha!
Cooking in the oven
Straight out of the oven - wow! It was redder than I expected. Well I did use a whole bottle of food dye (50ml)
Cream cheese frosting
Mash potato - cream cheese frosting
Peas - dyed green fondant
Dutch carrots - dyed orange fondant
Happy birthday my wonderful friend!!!!! I hope you had an awesome night AND I can't wait till my birthday *wink wink* hahahahah! Just kidding!!! xoxoxo
Bren's easy fondant:
450g icing sugar
1 egg white
50g glucose syrup (from Woolies) or liquid glucose (obtainable from chemists)
1. Thoroughly sift the icing sugar, put it into a bowl, and make a well in its centre.
2. Add the egg white, liquid glucose and food dye.
3. Beat all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon, scooping up all the icing sugar from the edges of the bowl.Knead the mixture in your hands, with some extra icing sugar to prevent it sticking. Add more food dye at this stage if the colour is not right and knead it really well to mix it in properly.
4. When it is soft and smooth, wrap it in a polythene bag and store it in a cool place until required. Knead it again just before you use it.