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Jordan's 1st Birthday

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Modern Buttercream taught by Joshua John Russell

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type 1 Tier
Material Gum Paste, Buttercream
Style Innovative, Modern, Colorful
A Beautiful Cake Design on craftsy.com

Do you sell this cake? Yes

A Beautiful Cake Design on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I layered 2x 10" Vanilla Cakes and sculpted 2 muffins (for the ears) with a Buttercream filing. I coloured 2 portions of the buttercream with different shades of orange food colouring and left a third portion white. I covered the cake in buttercream according to the colour of a tiger. I then hand drew a stencil of a tiger's face, numbered each piece and took a photo. I then rolled out black flour paste in sections and cut each piece to the stencil. Finally, it was simple to lay each piece (like the photo) on top of the cake.

A Beautiful Cake Design on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The gun paste I cut from my handdrawn stencil.

A Beautiful Cake Design on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to free hand; cutting pieces from rolled out gum paste that isn't exactly cut to your stencil.

A Beautiful Cake Design on craftsy.com

I love it

07/27/2014 Flag

Thank you :)

08/09/2014 Flag

great hand painting! it looks amazing

09/21/2014 Flag

Hey TFatima - I appreciate the compliment, but it isn't hand painted. I coloured different shades of orange for the buttercream and used my palette knife to apply it accordingly. I then cut gum paste to a stencil I drew and laid it over the top. :)

11/01/2014 Flag

Looks awesome.

09/21/2014 Flag