My neighbor Jim grows Asparagus in his garden, in fact just yesterday he brought me a bunch of freshly picked stalks. How great is that!
- Fondant,tinted with leaf green food coloring gel, I used marshmallow fondant
- nail scissors, I have pair I only use for food projects so please use a fresh pair
- Vodka, or water
- Food Gel Colors : leaf green, purple, moss green, red
- Paper towel
Depending on the size of the cake you plan to make, make sure you make enough stalks to cover the circumference of the cake.
Measure to cut the stalks a little longer than you need them. Better to have more than not enough.
Have a damp towel on hand, you may need to wipe the scissors, they get a little sticky
Make the stalks ahead of time so they have enough time to dry sufficiently / or if use 1:1 marshmallow : gumpaste(gumpaste kneaded with fondant dries faster than fondant alone)
- Have a cake ready( I made a delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake and I will be sharing a recipe in a separate post), using icing tinted with leaf green ice the cake.
- Cut the asparagus stalks to the desired height
- Using the same color icing pipe icing onto the individual asparagus stalks and adhere them onto the iced cake
- Continue until sides of the cake are covered with asparagus stalks
- Cut 3 asparagus stalks tops and attach them to to the top of the cake
Adding Grated Chocolate “Dirt”
- Grate bittersweet chocolate onto a wax paper or parchment paper
- Gently lifting the wax paper with chocolate, fill the top of the cake with grated chocolate
- Spread the chocolate gently with a brush