Pin Cushion Cake

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.

What you will need

  • Buttercream
  • Chocolate
  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste

Q&A with DeannaSB

DeannaSB asked:
If you like my cake please click the "heart" Thank you!
DeannaSB answered:
No I didnt use the ball pan. I have an oven safe bowl that I use for all my ball shaped cakes ( i hope i dont ever break it!!)
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.
DeannaSB asked:
If you want to know more about how this cake was made click on "View full details for this project" Thanks everyone for your comments!
DeannaSB answered:
Craftsy has re-vamped their website a bit since this was posted, so there is no "view full details" to click on any more. If you would like more info on any of my cakes please contact me via facebook - see my profile for info. thank you.
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 near the NY boarder