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Valentine Cake Contest 2014

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Learning the Lambeth Method taught by Wendy Kromer

Become part of a long-standing decorating tradition and learn the storied Lambeth Method.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Type 3 or more Tiers
Material Gum Paste, Fondant, Royal Icing, Buttercream
Style Traditional, Elegant, Whimsical, Modern
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Do you sell this cake? Yes
Name of website or online shop: Cocoa Lane Sweeterie

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: To create this design, I made Marshmallow fondant to cover all 3 tiers. I also made gumpaste which I used to make the flowers and feathers. To make the ruffles I used a combination of gumpaste and fondant. The heart frame was created using Lambeth piping methods and crimping details along with cupid, the feathers and the flower centers were all painted with non-toxic gold dust.

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What are you most proud of? I'm proud of the completed project as it turned out exactly as I'd envisioned (sketched).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pre-planning is key, ensure that you list all materials required. It's also important to make a schedule, be organized and stay on track

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02/01/2014 Flag

Congrats on your 1st place! Your cake is really beautiful :)

02/15/2014 Flag

Thanks Minh Cakes, so very sweet of you! :o)

02/15/2014 Flag

I really struggle with trying to get a non-streaky metallic gold finish on my work. How did you accomplish this? Very beautiful cake!

04/06/2014 Flag

Hi Deborah, thank you very much! For me it's a matter of working with either lemon extract or vodka, and making sure that the consistency is good (not too runny but not too thick). Also try using an airbrush machine for larger projects? A steady hand will eliminate streaking. A good tip is to slightly colour whatever you are painting gold in a light yellow (faint), so that the application of the gold dust has a better looking finish. Americolor has a soft gel colour called gold. Having a great brush is also key, I pick up my brushes from an art store...take care! :o)

04/11/2014 Flag