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Project

Big Bird Cake

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop locally only Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I made this at a cake class - highly recommended!! Unfortunately I cannot mention all the how-to details. The body and head is made out of sculpted cake. The feathers, tail and beak is made out of modeling chocolate. The use of armature allows it to stand on one foot. What are you most proud of? This was a great class to go to! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sign yourself up for some professional cake classes - its worth the money!

What you will need

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant
  • Modeling Chocolate

Q&A with DeannaSB

ssalbrigh1965254 asked:
Working with sculpting chocolate easier then fondant and it seems to hold its shape better too. Any advise.
DeannaSB answered:
i really like working with modeling chocolate. The key to it is not letting it get too warm! Learn to handle it less to keep it cool. I like to mix my fondant (homemade) with modeling chocolate, sometimes as much as a 1:1 ratio. I will especially do this when covering a cake like this. It's much easier to smooth/blend the seams - plus more working-time. I use modeling chocolate in my molds, tapits, borders around cakes. It takes on color well - both gel color and petal dust (not so much air brushing though). Modeling chocolate can be a little finicky to make but its quick & easy. For a bright white modeling chocolate I'll add some Titanium Dioxide.