Ah the first International Incident party of the year 2011! And this month we are scrutinizing hot dogs! The all-American food, the ball park staple, the wiener of fast food. Alas I am not a major league fan. If I had to chose between a hamburger and a hot dog, hamburger wins. Also after a less then healthy holiday diet hot dogs was not an inspiration for me, sorry.
But I have learned that lack of inspiration can mean you take an idea and run with it in the complete opposite direction with great success. And that is just what I have done here: a fondant hot dog.
Yes ladies and gents my submission for this month is not a savory version but a sugary tooth-ache-inducing hot dog. I had tones of fun shaping this little wiener in a bun…and with all the fixings. best advice I can give you when playing with fondant is let your imagination run with it.
The tough part was picking a hassle free fondant recipe. And I found a great uncooked fondant recipe here.
Uncooked Fondant Recipe
1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb sifted powdered sugar
1. In a large mixing bowl, blend the butter, corn syrup, vanilla and salt on medium speed until smooth and well-combined.
2. Add the powdered sugar all at once, and mix on slow speed, gradually increasing speed to medium until well-combined. The mixture should cling together in the bottom of the bowl and be smooth to the touch.
Then play with food coloring!
Thanks Jeroxie for another great IIP
Aren’t you the clever one…a gal after my own heart ;o)
I could only wonder how long this must have taken you?
It almost seems like it could have been very therapuetic…like when I paint…I lose myself in the moment.
Wonderful artistry Evelyne ;o)
What a great idea! The “hot dog” looka ao cute Evelyne! You’ve done a great job as usual. Really creative.
That is incredible and oh soooo cute! You did a great job shaping that fondant!
Because a fontant hot dog is “healthy” right ? LOL! So cute!
Hehe, clever one. I can imagine your dentist – “Hmmm, your teeth are showing signs of a lot of decay, what have you been eating lately?” “Not much, just some hotdogs” *perplexed look* hehe
Omg, this is hilarious. Somehow you have managed to make your fondant dog look exactly like those shrivel-y ballpark dags, and I mean that as a good thing!! Love it!
wow! It really looks like a hot dog. It’ll be great as cake toppers.
This reminds me of an old episode of The Simpsons where Marge was making a sugary hot-dog. Yours look really like a hot-dog. I wish I can grab one right now! Great job!
That’s an awesome idea! I’m so happy that somebody took the theme and ran with it and came up with a sweet version!