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Ballerina cake

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Southern Sugar Flowers: Magnolia and Dogwood taught by Maggie Austin

Beautiful dogwood and magnolia blossoms take center stage as Maggie Austin shares her signature sugar flower techniques.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type 2 Tier
Material Buttercream, Gum Paste, Royal Icing, Fondant
Style Elegant
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Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Hi Maggie, thank you for the amazing classes. This cake combined both the fondant frills and the dogwood classes and it's for my daughter's 5th birthday party. I am a scientist with no pastry training so I wanted to extend my special gratitude for being such a phenomenal teacher that people like me can learn to make fun cakes. I also borrowed the ruffles technique from the frills lesson to make tutus for the ballerinas. Thank you again. Polina

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Love this! How did you make the ballerina to stand and are they made out of fondant?Need to make a ballerina cake soon xx

01/20/2014 Flag

Hi, thank you for the kind words. Yeah, the ballerinas took me a while :). I first sketched out a ballerina to make sure the proportions were right. For the standing one, I made each leg and then put a skewer through it. This changes the shape a bit so I had to reshape it after putting the skewer. Then I cut off anything that was sticking on top of the legs and stuck them on a styrofoam piece to dry out. I built the rest of the ballerina after the legs were dry. FYI, to keep the tutu to the side, I actually used little towers I made from my daughter's legos to prop it until it dried. I found legos to be very useful, because you can easily change the height. The whole ballerinas were made out of gum paste and I made one extra seated and one extra standing in case they broke, because the tutus were made of very fine gum paste. To my surprise, nothing broke although we had to transport the cake to my daughter's party. I'd be happy to answer any other questions. Good luck!

01/24/2014 Flag

Thanks sooo much for your helpful feedback and advice really appreciate it! Kindest regards xx

01/29/2014 Flag

This cake is beautiful. Your figures are done very well, esp the faces! Amazing

03/06/2014 Flag