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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Style Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Almond cake, Coconut & Pineapple cakes - each tier was a different flavor. Icing, Icing, Icing - gumpaste, fondant, pearl dust

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What are you most proud of? I thought my roses came out pretty good. I still have a ton of work to do on perfecting that craft but I did try and mix the gumpaste to fondant equally this time so that I could have it hold up better in the end and yet stay a little more pliable when molding. Still want to try a few different ways to do roses for the future but for now...no too bad.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This was a delivery of an hour so i decided that with the tiers being three layers and no fondant to hold together, I wasn't going to stack it and then carry - I"M SOOO GLAD I DID....that road was bumpy and long, so it would never have made it in one piece without squishing the layers and icing. Keep that in mind when planning on doing a cke for someone. It could save the life of the cake - to put it together there vs. before you travel!

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Gorgeous!

06/17/2012 Flag

Thank you so much!

06/17/2012 Flag

Thank you so much!

06/17/2012 Flag

this cake is gorgeous! i was wondering how you get the pearls to stick to the fondant on the sides of the cake? mine always fall off. thanks!

06/23/2012 Flag

Hi thank you so much! Well this one I actually piped the pearls on the side and by the time I got back around the cake to where I had started piping, the icing had dried enough to lightly tap in the point of the icing that sticks out - then, making them look like little pearls. I do know what you are talking about with trying to actually attach seperate pearl candies on the side - my best solution to that problem was to just hold the piping bag in my left hand and the pearl in my right, I pipe a tiny bead of icing (the color of the cake to blend in and not be as noticed under the pearl) I have a damp sponge (only used for this purpose - not just any sponge) I pressed the pearl into the sponge to make it kinda moist, and pressed it into the the bead of icing. This has given me the best results. I've tried just piping a bead and sticking them on, but I've had them drop off - that's why I started getting the pearls a little damp and they stick. Dipping them in water gets messy and that's when I thought of the sponge. It's actually a foam type sponge basically like the foam pieces you might see to be used when ruffling flower petals on. It's almost that thin that I use warm water and well, so far so good! Hope this helps! Thank you!

06/23/2012 Flag

Hi thank you so much! Well this one I actually piped the pearls on the side and by the time I got back around the cake to where I had started piping, the icing had dried enough to lightly tap in the point of the icing that sticks out - then, making them look like little pearls. I do know what you are talking about with trying to actually attach seperate pearl candies on the side - my best solution to that problem was to just hold the piping bag in my left hand and the pearl in my right, I pipe a tiny bead of icing (the color of the cake to blend in and not be as noticed under the pearl) I have a damp sponge (only used for this purpose - not just any sponge) I pressed the pearl into the sponge to make it kinda moist, and pressed it into the the bead of icing. This has given me the best results. I've tried just piping a bead and sticking them on, but I've had them drop off - that's why I started getting the pearls a little damp and they stick. Dipping them in water gets messy and that's when I thought of the sponge. It's actually a foam type sponge basically like the foam pieces you might see to be used when ruffling flower petals on. It's almost that thin that i use warm water and well, so far so good! Hope this helps! Thank you!

06/23/2012 Flag