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Treasure chest cake

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Chocolate fudge cake, ganache, fondant, polystyrene dummy, brown sugar, lustre dust, gel paste, boiled sweets, chocolate coins

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Hi, this cake is so good! I've been asked to create a treasure chest for next week, but am very nervous as I've only decorated a few cakes. Should I make the gold fondant strips in advance so they are firm to apply or are they made and applied immediately?

05/08/2013 Flag

Thank you mommmmaddog. I painted after they were applied. For the gold strips I coloured fondant with a yellowish orangy colour with gel paste. (It doesn't really matter about the colour as it will be covered with the gold. I thought having the base colour would improve the gold). I textured the strips, then applied them using a little water and then used gold lustre with vodla to paint. Hope this helps, good luck with your cakes.

05/10/2013 Flag

very nice cake, it looks real treasure chest cake, I will be very happy to make one like this `

01/20/2014 Flag

this is fantastic. tell us about the bottom layer of the cake. how did you get the top lid to stay on the bottom cake?

03/21/2014 Flag

very good cake. kindly tell us about the bottom layer. how did you attach the cover to prop it up? thanks

05/14/2014 Flag

Hi cake bites, thanks for your kind words. I just positioned the lid on top of the box. It was heavy enough to keep it stable. I did make some gumpaste "hinges" which attached the lid and box although these were simply decorative. The lid was propped up be the sweets and choc coins and a wedge of leftover fondant or gumpaste. Happy cake-ing

05/16/2014 Flag