The below picture is my first attempt at 2 things: making my own fondant, and covering a cake in fondant. For those of you who don't know what fondant is, don't worry, I didn't either until I started watching Ace of Cakes on the Food Network Channel. Fondant is used in a variety of ways, covering petits-fours, filling chocolate balls, and covering cakes. My homemade fondant is mostly marshmallow. The ingredients are simple and few but putting it together is extremely high-maintenance. You can purchase fondant from a cake supply store from $5-$12 per pound OR you can make it for about $1.50 per pound. For the cake below I probably used 2 lbs.
My sister, Dayle, sent me these pictures a couple days ago. They are in the middle of moving to a new apartment and decided to pack up Martin as well. She is visiting us August 12-19! I'm SOOOO excited to see my nephew again. It will be 3 1/2 months since I last saw him!