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Project

Sams 21st cake

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake chocolate mud cake, fondant, petal paste What are you most proud of? He didn't know I was making it, I cut out a gun from paper, put it on petal paste and cut around it, people couldn't believe it was made from icing. the box looked real. the gun looked real, not so much the bullets,(no ones perfect) What advice would you give someone starting this project? give it ago

What you will need

  • chocolate mud cake
  • fondant
  • petal paste

Q&A with Georgia's cakes Bega

Garden Baker asked:
Wow! I realize that it's a year and a half since you posted this , but could you explain a bit how you did the wood grain on the box?
Georgia's cakes Bega answered:
the bottom is real cake covered in fondant, but the lid is poly styrene on a cake board and then covered in fondant. I let them dry for at least a day or 2 first, them i streaked them with dark brown first, let it dry then air brushed and all over lighter brown to give a even coat.the mixed 3 shades of browns and hand brushed the whole thing is streaks to give the effect.when it was dry i sprayed it with glaze to give it a lacquered look, the embossed corners where a rubber stamp i cut out by hand and made look like leather.
Garden Baker asked:
Thank you, Sanitycakes.
Georgia's cakes Bega answered:
I am trying to make a video to show how I paint my wood look, my kids are going to help me over school holidays. tech savvy they are, mum's not