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Wedding cake

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The finished cake.

Created in this Craftsy class

Basic Fondant Techniques taught by Elisa Strauss

Build a sweet and solid cake decorating foundation with acclaimed cake designer Elisa Strauss in this free beginner fondant mini-class.

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Wedding
Style Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Gum paste, cake batter, Satin Ice fondant.

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What are you most proud of? Twenty five pounds of cake despite the fact that I could only cover the top part of this cake with fondant. The bottom was just too big for me to handle with fondant so I iced it with cream cheese.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Remember the challenge of your project and keep it as a learned experience and grow. Some projects will have more problems than others.

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Gorgeous!! How did you get the sides so vertical and smooth please? Is it a sponge or fruit cake? Many thanks in advance!! x

07/16/2013 Flag

Thank you. I obtained a smooth texture by buying a stainless steel 12" drywall knife/trowel from the local hardware store. My main trade when not doing cake decoration is in construction. So from time-to-time is background comes in handy during cake decorating challenges in my choice of tools I can use.

07/19/2013 Flag

I use 'the mat' from sweet wise. It's very helpful when using fondant. Maybe you should give it a try sometime. You did a great job and seemed to have overcome any difficulty.

07/19/2013 Flag

So elegant. Any bride and groom would be honored.

09/29/2013 Flag