Vintage Cakes, Modern Methods »
InstructionsI combined some of the craftsy patern style from Colette Peters and some from Doves I found online, then sketched them together to form a new patern. I used plastic container to give the bend for the top piece and box corners to provide the base for my corners. I used luster dust mixed with Vodka to apply the paints once the cage work had dried thoroughly.
Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Retro / Vintage, Religious
Royal icing piping method, chocolate, vanilla, lemon, carrot cakes, food colourings, luster dust, wax paper, box for creating corners and plastic tub for semi circle cage work. Buttercream iceing, lemon filling, cherry pie filling, chocolate buttercream filling.
What was your inspiration?
The 80th Anniversary event for the Church we attend. They were celebrating 80 years in the community and I was inspired to use their colors and the doves which are part of their Church persona. I have taken Colette Peters Vintage Cake course and thought Id love to try that method. This was my first time using this style and although it took a lot of time, the end results were wonderful.
What are you most proud of?
The way it came out in the end, the guests at the banquet were thrilled with the cake and just amazed at the delicate beauty of the cage work. I managed to get it to the location without breaking the pieces, they do have some strength but need to be supported during transportation. There were a lot of "WOW" comments..I encourage you to give it a try, I really enjoyed this style and would certainly do it again. My mind is already thinking of ways to use this for other projects.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I didn't take them off the containers until I was setting up at the church. This way I could trasport them without breakage.