Created by: DeannaSB
Project

Pin Cushion Cake

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop I only sell locally in PA Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Homemade buttercream icing, gumpaste & fondant, airbrush & coloring, melting chocolate wafers for the "pins & needle", luster dusting powders, clay extruder What are you most proud of? My Mother absolutely loved it! We had to convince her to cut into it so we could all eat it. She wanted to save it!!! The orange cake tasted fabulous too. The kids loved pulling out the "pins" and eating them!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make plenty extras of any of the decorations - you dont have to use it all but it's good to have on hand if needed. You dont have to have the latest gadgets to create the cake decor - think about what you want to create and find things around your home to make it.

You Can Make This

DeannaSB made Pin Cushion Cake with:

  • Buttercream
  • Chocolate
  • Fondant

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop I only sell locally in PA Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Homemade buttercream icing, gumpaste & fondant, airbrush & coloring, melting chocolate wafers for the "pins & needle", luster dusting powders, clay extruder What are you most proud of? My Mother absolutely loved it! We had to convince her to cut into it so we could all eat it. She wanted to save it!!! The orange cake tasted fabulous too. The kids loved pulling out the "pins" and eating them!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make plenty extras of any of the decorations - you dont have to use it all but it's good to have on hand if needed. You dont have to have the latest gadgets to create the cake decor - think about what you want to create and find things around your home to make it.

Q&A with DeannaSB

sjjm asked:
Oh my!!!!!!! What a cute idea, beautifully done!! Are the buttons "mints" & edible? Great job!
DeannaSB answered:
all the decorations on the cake are handmade out of gumpaste, i didnt use molds - just freehand designing.
CakeBakerMoney asked:
Do you just rub the paper towel over the dried fondant?
DeannaSB answered:
the viva paper towel method is used on the crusted buttercream icing to get it super smooth prior to adding the fondant. here is a link for you to check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTRNkGpJMH8&feature=related
SewingMama asked:
I see you live in Pennsylvania, where? I live in Glenside North east of Philadelphia. If we are in close proximity would love to get some "cake lessons".
DeannaSB answered:
im about 4 hours away - near the NY boarder
cyani asked:
So cute and detailed! How did you make those buttons? Everything looks so real!
DeannaSB answered:
for the buttons i just used my icing tips (both ends), I dont recall what i used to make the indent?? just something small & flat must be??. thanks for the wonderful comments everyone.
DebiJ asked:
Totally awesome cake! Not sure what you mean by "The trick to getting the icing as smooth as possible is by using a Viva paper towel after the icing crusts over. " How do you use the paper towel to get the icing smooth after the icing crusts over?
DeannaSB answered:
I smooth out the icing as best I can then any bumps can be smoothed out even more with a Viva Paper towel. You dont want your icing sticky, but also you dont want it to crust hard. Test it by touching the icing - it shouldnt stick to your finger. By allowing the icing to crust it wont stick to the paper towel. Then you lay a paper towel over the crusted buttercream and smooth it more. NOTE: not all icings will crust - I make mine with equal amounts of butter and crisco. Search out the technique on youtube - thats how I learned it.