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Pool Player Cake

Project Description

What was your source for this recipe? Improvisational Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake I used a regular rectangle cake pan to bake two layers that I filled with peach and apple jelly. I then applied the green fondant to the top, the 'wood' fondant to the sides, and used a star tip to pipe the remainder. All the balls, rack and black holes were cut from fondant, and the sticks were shaped from fondant. I wanted to share this because I am a beginner cake decorator, and in my haste I 'thought' that I could put the 'sticks' in the oven to dry. That was a huge mistake. They lost their shape, flattened, broke in spots, and I didn't have time to do more, or repair these so the cake had to go to the birthday party as it was. Don't make the same mistake I did! If you have a piece made from fondant to go on your cake allow enough time for it to dry overnight in the air rather than trying to heat dry it!!!

What you will need

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant

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