Created by: Cocoa Lane Sweeterie
Project

Valentine Cake Contest 2014

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop Cocoa Lane Sweeterie Link to website or online shop www.facebook.com/cocoalanesweeterie Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake To create this design, I made Marshmallow fondant to cover all 3 tiers. I also made gumpaste which I used to make the flowers and feathers. To make the ruffles I used a combination of gumpaste and fondant. The heart frame was created using Lambeth piping methods and crimping details along with cupid, the feathers and the flower centers were all painted with non-toxic gold dust. What are you most proud of? I'm proud of the completed project as it turned out exactly as I'd envisioned (sketched). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pre-planning is key, ensure that you list all materials required. It's also important to make a schedule, be organized and stay on track

You Can Make This

Cocoa Lane Sweeterie made Valentine Cake Contest 2014 with:

Learning the Lambeth Method

Online Class

Learning the Lambeth Method

with Wendy Kromer

  • Buttercream
  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes Name of website or online shop Cocoa Lane Sweeterie Link to website or online shop www.facebook.com/cocoalanesweeterie Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake To create this design, I made Marshmallow fondant to cover all 3 tiers. I also made gumpaste which I used to make the flowers and feathers. To make the ruffles I used a combination of gumpaste and fondant. The heart frame was created using Lambeth piping methods and crimping details along with cupid, the feathers and the flower centers were all painted with non-toxic gold dust. What are you most proud of? I'm proud of the completed project as it turned out exactly as I'd envisioned (sketched). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pre-planning is key, ensure that you list all materials required. It's also important to make a schedule, be organized and stay on track

Q&A with Cocoa Lane Sweeterie

Minh Cakes asked:
Congrats on your 1st place! Your cake is really beautiful :)
Cocoa Lane Sweeterie answered:
Thanks Minh Cakes, so very sweet of you! :o)
Deborah62 asked:
I really struggle with trying to get a non-streaky metallic gold finish on my work. How did you accomplish this? Very beautiful cake!
Cocoa Lane Sweeterie answered:
Hi Deborah, thank you very much! For me it's a matter of working with either lemon extract or vodka, and making sure that the consistency is good (not too runny but not too thick). Also try using an airbrush machine for larger projects? A steady hand will eliminate streaking. A good tip is to slightly colour whatever you are painting gold in a light yellow (faint), so that the application of the gold dust has a better looking finish. Americolor has a soft gel colour called gold. Having a great brush is also key, I pick up my brushes from an art store...take care! :o)