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Beach Baby Shower

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Created in this Craftsy class

Clean & Simple Cake Design taught by Jessica Harris

Join cake designer Jessica Harris as she creates sleek, stylish cakes with her simple waxed-paper transfer method.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Baby Shower
Type 2 Tier
Material Fondant, Buttercream
Style Whimsical
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I made this cake using several of the techniques that I learned from this class. I used the upside down crumb coat method and the wax paper transfer method. These worked great, but my technique for both could use some practice. I wanted my decorations to be somewhat 3D on the sides, so I did not adhere them completely flat. But the transfer method made it so much easier since I was working with fondant. I also used Jessica's recipe for the fondant. It was great! Both taste and texture!

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What are you most proud of? The toppers, the clean edges and level tops.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient and take your time. The cake is not perfect but keep trying and do you very best.

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Oh my gosh! So sweet!

01/20/2014 Flag

Thank you! This one was fun!

01/25/2014 Flag

Nice cake - lots of detail, but not overdone!! Did you use a mold to create the shells? Are they made out of fondant or modeling chocolate?

01/25/2014 Flag

I cut the seashells by hand out of fondant and detailed them with lines and dots. I cut the starfish out of my small star cutter and smoothed out the arms and edges a little. All of the decorations are fondant. Haven't had time to try modeling chocolate yet! They ended up looking pretty good, I thought! My 7 year old said my long ones looked like croissants...not shells!

01/25/2014 Flag

Thanks Denasue for your detailed explanation! I agree with you that everything looks great.

01/27/2014 Flag