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Leaf-Crown Cake

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Clean & Simple Cake Design taught by Jessica Harris

Join cake designer Jessica Harris as she creates sleek, stylish cakes with her simple waxed-paper transfer method.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Any Occasion
Type 1 Tier
Material Fondant, Royal Icing
Style Classic, Elegant
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Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: My focus this time was to create a finer and elegant looking cake. So, I put a lot of effort in following carefully the techniques learned in this class to obtain an accurate cylindrical cake before decorating. For example, I spent some time leveling the cake, applying the ganache and working it out to obtain a clean cylinder, and smoothening the fondant to get sharp edges. I didn't use the wax paper transfer method at all this time for this design. The leaves around the cake were made out of fondant.

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What are you most proud of? I'm very happy with the final look of the leaf-crown around the cake. I managed to keep the orientation of the leaves pretty uniform throughout the circumference of the cake and I always maintained the same height. However, creating an initial guideline was key in maintaining the height.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The same advice as with my previous three projects! Also, if you leave your fondant to rest for about two days after making it, air bubbles considerably diminish when you roll it out. I don't know if you guys have this problem, but I have struggled with air bubbles while rolling my MMF quite a bit. With this cake, I noticed that the fondant behaved a lot better after a few days.

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I love the fully coloured cake board and the lustre. What is that?

02/23/2014 Flag

Hi Susan - I fully covered the board with fondant and then I spray-painted it with a pearl sheen color. After, I did some fine scrolls with royal icing simulating the leaf pattern on the cake.

02/23/2014 Flag


02/25/2014 Flag

Thank you!!

02/25/2014 Flag

WOW, love it ....That cake is awesome!

03/14/2014 Flag

Yes, a very simple design!

03/21/2014 Flag

This is absolutely beautiful! Simple, yet elegant and soooo clean! Congratulations! I hope one day my cakes look this nice :)

04/15/2014 Flag

Oh, this is such a nice comment - thank you! I thank this class for being able to decorate cakes in a clean way.

04/16/2014 Flag