Fondant icing is the in thing today, but it wasn't when I first started baking cakes, if you wanted fondant, you made it yourself.
So this cake was a test for me, a learning curve of sorts. I'd only ever used home made royal icing way back when, which was easy, but this was a challenge to increase my experience
As with most of my cakes, I used a standard, multiplied up, Victoria sponge mix. The fondant is shop purchased as this is far more cost-effective. Making your own is time consuming too
There are a few errors, specifically with the smoothing off. I'd never used fondant in this way before, so I had no idea what to do
But it was well received and had pride of place at the party