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Category Cake Decorating
Style Outdoorsy, Traditional
Cake-Angel on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I used modelling chocolate for the first time on this cake which I learned fro the City Scapes class here on Craftsy. I covered the pumpkin in modelling chocolate and also made the baby, leaves, vine tendrils and covered the edges of the cake board with it. It was a dream to work with. This cake is a pumpkin spice cake filled and iced with decorators cream cheese icing and detailed with modelling chocolate accents. The tree stump is all icing with painted details.

Cake-Angel on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I am very happy with the way the birch stump worked out with only using the crusting cream cheese icing. I was even able to carve and curl some of the bark from the icing. I am also happy with the end result of the pumpkin even though it did give me some troubles.

Cake-Angel on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make the modelling chocolate a few days ahead and leaves and baby with it a day or 2 before you need them. Give yourself time to chill the modelling chocolate. Use a dusting pouch liberally for rolling out the modelling chocolate to prevent it from sticking. I used a rolling mat instead of my table to make things easier for myself. I also love firming up the leaves on crumpled tin foil as it gives a really nice shape. Chill the icing on the stump before carving into it.

Cake-Angel on craftsy.com

This is my project using modelling chocolate from the City Scapes class here on Craftsy. :)

10/22/2012 Flag

awesome! I love this!!

03/03/2014 Flag