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80th 'ang pow' birthday cake

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Designer Fondant Textures taught by Marina Sousa

Create tantalizingly touchable cakes with cake designer extraordinaire Marina Sousa in this hands-on exploration of designer fondant textures.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Material Fondant
Style Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Modelling chocolate, fondant, silicone onlay

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What are you most proud of? It may not be the cleanest finish (not by a long shot) but overall it looks quite striking.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Marina rolls over the silicon sheet with quite a large sweep - I found it easier to make very small gentle rolling motions, as the large sweeps tended to lift the fondant. The gentle rolling presses the fondant into the silicon blades bit by bit and it gave a cleaner finish than when I tried it the other way. However you choose to do it, there's a definite learning curve with using the onlay, and I wish I'd practised on a dummy before trying it on the cake (you can tell the difference between where I started and where I finished haha). My advice would be to maybe have a play with it on a dummy cake first so you get a feel for it.

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Came out really nice..nice job

08/12/2013 Flag

Thank you! =D

08/13/2013 Flag

I thin it looks stunning! Did you cut the t motif by hand?

09/10/2013 Flag

I did, thanks! It took me FOREVER to cut! haha but I was glad with how that part turned out in the end so it was worth it :)

09/13/2013 Flag