.... and it was! I may have made the least elegant Fondant Fancies to ever grace this earth. Ladies and gentlemen... my Fondant Frightenings:
Hahahaha, look at them! They are terrible, but absolutely brilliantly so! :)
The inside looked okay - I kept it simple and did vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream which is covered in a purple vanilla fondant and decorated with chocolate royal icing.
I honestly have no idea how to get those straight sides. The sponge just likes to crumble away under your fingers. It was a fun mess to make though and my parents thought it was all hilarious for ages. Now I've just invented some patisserie for halloween, I think. Stick some edible eyes on and everything can be a monster, right? :) Very delicious monsters :)
Anyway, more new skills tried out today. Won't be doing more dribbly fondant work in a hurry (side note: the potato masher was in fact very useful!) but it was a fun way to spend an evening. :) Wonder what the last week of Bake Off 2016 will bring me! :)