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Bird Watcher's Birthday Cake

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Created in this Craftsy Course

The Hand-Painted Cake taught by Erin Schaefgen

Develop on-trend techniques as you learn to perfectly paint your custom cakes with boutique baker and designer Erin Schaefgen in this FREE mini-class!

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Style Traditional, Outdoorsy
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Do you sell this cake? Yes
Name of website or online shop: See my work on Facebook at Deer Creek Bakery

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Fondant, gel food colors

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What are you most proud of? The free hand flowers

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have your transfer patterns the exact size and the look you want long before you bake the cakes. Start early and plan to stay up late. Let the fondant set at least 8 hours before doing pencil transfer. For best results don't use corn starch or powdered sugar on the outside of the fondant when applying fondant to the cake, as the pencil marks won't transfer as well.

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Thank you friends! I had trouble getting the pencil transfer part to work until I realized it was because I was putting a mixture of corn starch and powdered sugar onto the cake when smoothing my fondant on the cake. Once I started smoothing it on without anything on it the next step of transferring the pattern went perfect. I've added painting to almost everything I do. Thanks to Craftsy.

03/22/2013 Flag

brilliant

04/08/2013 Flag

This is really beautiful!

04/15/2013 Flag

Love the birds. The detail is amazing!

04/17/2013 Flag

Its beautiful!!! Such detailed

05/18/2013 Flag

love this cake Im a cake decorator from walmart I would love to expand my capability and learning

03/22/2014 Flag