Leaf-Crown Cake

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake My focus this time was to create a finer and elegant looking cake. So, I put a lot of effort in following carefully the techniques learned in this class to obtain an accurate cylindrical cake before decorating. For example, I spent some time leveling the cake, applying the ganache and working it out to obtain a clean cylinder, and smoothening the fondant to get sharp edges. I didn't use the wax paper transfer method at all this time for this design. The leaves around the cake were made out of fondant. What are you most proud of? I'm very happy with the final look of the leaf-crown around the cake. I managed to keep the orientation of the leaves pretty uniform throughout the circumference of the cake and I always maintained the same height. However, creating an initial guideline was key in maintaining the height. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The same advice as with my previous three projects! Also, if you leave your fondant to rest for about two days after making it, air bubbles considerably diminish when you roll it out. I don't know if you guys have this problem, but I have struggled with air bubbles while rolling my MMF quite a bit. With this cake, I noticed that the fondant behaved a lot better after a few days.

What you will need

  • Fondant
  • Royal Icing

Q&A with Leyda Vakarelov

Carolina Cardenas Ley asked:
Love it :D
Leyda Vakarelov answered:
Thank you!
girlietow asked:
lovely and original design!
Leyda Vakarelov answered:
Thank you!!
susan3155135 asked:
I love the fully coloured cake board and the lustre. What is that?
Leyda Vakarelov answered:
Hi Susan - I fully covered the board with fondant and then I spray-painted it with a pearl sheen color. After, I did some fine scrolls with royal icing simulating the leaf pattern on the cake.
rkinlaw1882734 asked:
Leyda Vakarelov answered:
Thank you!!
EllaF887 asked:
WOW, love it ....That cake is awesome!
Leyda Vakarelov answered:
Yes, a very simple design!