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Project

Chair cake

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Ginger bread, fondant, printed icing sheets, licorice, gum paste, dusting powders and food coloring, metal bolts for armature. What are you most proud of? Fun project. Looks like updated old school desk. Now for the "Classic Car"! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice your skills then go after your desire, In my case, my desire is to do the classic car cake.

What you will need

  • Ginger bread
  • fondant
  • printed icing sheets
  • licorice
  • gum paste
  • dusting powders and food coloring
  • metal bolts for armature.

Q&A with Bobert

startip asked:
Bobert, this is wonderful. What size is it? I can't establish scale from the photos. Is that a butterfly? Representing transformation?
Bobert answered:
The size of the cake board is 15" square and the overall height of this cake is about 18". A gum paste butterfly does indeed grace the ginger bread chair back by sitting on the chair's upper edge. No practical reason for this butterfly other than providing a little life to this cake.

Skill Level

Intermediate