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The Celtic Harp

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Celtic Harp

Created in this Craftsy class

Modern Buttercream taught by Joshua John Russell

Cut, level, fill and crumb coat your layers like a professional then learn Joshua John Russell's trade secrets for a beautiful buttercream finish for free!

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
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Birthday cake
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Type 2 Tier
Material Buttercream, Gum Paste, Royal Icing
Style Traditional, Whimsical, Innovative
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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: This cake was a month in the making, after I finished my Wilton Method Course 4 I was determined to make a cake using the the Gum Paste Flowers that I had learned in class. Being St.Patrick's Day I chose to create the cake around a Celtic Harp but after searching far and wide there were no Harp molds to be found so I got a little creative and used the skills I had learned in my Wilton Courses and made my own harp. I displayed the cake on the 15th at our St.Patrick's Party and everyone was amazed...and yes, I saved the harp! I was asked to use butter cream instead of fondant so the only course that is not represented on this cake is Course 3

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What are you most proud of? The Harp, I could not find one so I got inventive and made one with royal icing. I found a picture and placed it under parchment paper and traced it with the royal icing, I did a reverse image and joined the back and front together again with royal icing so there would be stability to the piece. I let it set then sprayed it with Wilton gold icing Mist.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? if you attempt the harp, do not pick it up for at least one week...I broke it 3 times and learned the hard way but U was bound and determined I was going to get it done.

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Wow. This is so beautiful.

03/23/2014 Flag

Thank-you Pamela, I worked very hard on it; I was quite proud of it when I finally set it on the table and stepped back to look at the finished piece for the first time...I had a proud moment.

03/28/2014 Flag

wow beautifull

04/20/2014 Flag