The Celtic Harp

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 This cake was a month in the making, after I finished my Wilton Method Course 4 I was determined to make a cake using the the Gum Paste Flowers that I had learned in class. Being St.Patrick's Day I chose to create the cake around a Celtic Harp but after searching far and wide there were no Harp molds to be found so I got a little creative and used the skills I had learned in my Wilton Courses and made my own harp. I displayed the cake on the 15th at our St.Patrick's Party and everyone was amazed...and yes, I saved the harp! I was asked to use butter cream instead of fondant so the only course that is not represented on this cake is Course 3 What are you most proud of? The Harp, I could not find one so I got inventive and made one with royal icing. I found a picture and placed it under parchment paper and traced it with the royal icing, I did a reverse image and joined the back and front together again with royal icing so there would be stability to the piece. I let it set then sprayed it with Wilton gold icing Mist. What advice would you give someone starting this project? if you attempt the harp, do not pick it up for at least one week...I broke it 3 times and learned the hard way but U was bound and determined I was going to get it done.

What you will need

  • Buttercream
  • Gum Paste
  • Royal Icing

Q&A with K Richards

pamela.da3441528 asked:
Wow. This is so beautiful.
K Richards answered:
Thank-you Pamela, I worked very hard on it; I was quite proud of it when I finally set it on the table and stepped back to look at the finished piece for the first time...I had a proud moment.