Madeira Cake Recipe And How To Cover Mini Wedding Cakes

by Sarah
(Lincolnshire. England.)

Question:Hi I am looking for a Madeira cake recipe for mini wedding cakes about 2 1/2 inch high.

I also need some advice on how to ice them with fondant as I have been told its quite hard. The wedding is next week.

Thank you, Sarah.

Answer: Hi Sarah I have to say I was confused at first about what exactly a Madeira cake was as I have not made one before. After researching a little bit though I realized that Madeira cake does not actually contain wine in the recipe but was originally meant to be eaten while drinking Madeira wine. Interesting...

It is very similar to a pound cake, firm yet light in texture.
I decided to add Madeira Cake recipe here on this website for you.

I am not sure if you are using poured fondant or rolled. Here is a a fondant recipe. Assuming you are using rolled fondant then you will need to experiment a little bit with the amount for each cake.

Here is a video from one of my Youtube friends of what I imagine you are going to be doing.

The Technique to use rolled fondant is_Roll out a piece of fondant to the desired thickness, In this case it needs to be thin yet thick enough so you cannot see through it. Your mini wedding cakes need to frosted first and the fondant placed over the cakes. Work the fondant until it is smooth. This will take some practice. Cut off the excess and decorate the cakes from there.

Here is a link to all of the fondant related pages on this site.

Fondant wedding cake pages

Good luck to you. Let me know if that helps or if you have more questions just respond at the bottom of this page.

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