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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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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

Did you have a certain mold to make those hinges and gold strips? What about the wood boards? Or did you just use shaping tools for those details? It looks very awesome!!

01/15/2016 Flag

hi there.thanks for your kind words. i didn't use any molds on this cake. i just cut and rolled gum paste into the right shape for the hinges. Yes, the wood boards are just strips of sugar paste. i used a veining tool to make the wood effect.the gold studs are dreges.

01/15/2016 Flag