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Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday Cake

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Created in this Craftsy class

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 Birthday
Material Fondant
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: 7" and 9" cakes, white chocolate ganache, coconut buttercream, fondant, modelling chocolate, sugar pearls

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What are you most proud of? Am really happy with how smooth and clean the sides are (could do better with the corners, but baby steps!) and how easily and cleanly the wax paper technique worked on the middle band of the top tier, I loved that I was able to lift the band with the inlaid polka dots without worrying about distortion/stretching. I'm also getting more confident with flipping the cakes upside down (first time was very scary!!). The bow and flowers were made with modelling chocolate/fondant mixes and the pink fondant and modelling choc was made myself using Jessica's recipes! So easy and it tastes so much better than the shop stuff (and it's cheaper too). Thank you so much Jessica for such an amazing class - I've learned so much!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The shortening I have here is 'copha' which is a very hard solid at room temperature. I melted it with the intention of using it as glue but as I had to slightly freeze the black fondant to get it to firm up in order to cut it, when I painted the melted copha on the band, it resolidified almost instantly! My advice is, if you're going to freeze the fondant, forget about using copha as glue! haha

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You did such an amazing job on this adorable cake. You and your daughter will have so many wonderful memories of her first birthday celebration that centered around this cake. Brava!

06/07/2013 Flag

Thanks so much! The birthday girl is actually the daughter of a dear friend - the cake was actually my birthday gift to her =D

06/08/2013 Flag

Well, we can all certainly see the love that was put into the making of this cake. What a gift! :)

06/14/2013 Flag

Beautifully done!!

08/20/2013 Flag