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A Wedding Quartet
Efthemia H. (Somerset, NJ)
Here are some
wedding cakes that I have made. I actually live in Somerset, NJ
just minutes from the store and visit often for supplies and
tips. These cakes were done as wedding shower cakes for very
large groups. Each top is done in gum paste and made so the
bride could take it and the top layer home to share later with
her family and groom. Each top can also be saved for later by
spraying it with shellac and then putting it in a display case.
Thank you for looking at these. Ef
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Carla M. (Fort Worth, TX)
I would like to
add these cakes to your Creative Corner. These cakes
were made for two little girls sharing their birthday. One cake
was decorated in a hot pink cheetah print and the other was a
white leopard print. Both cakes were topped with a chocolate
plaque and chocolate molded makeup items. The lettering was
done using a fondant alphabet mold.
Thank you! Carla M.
Christina K. (Raleigh, NC)
Hello. Here is a
picture of a dinosaur cake that I made for a kid's party. The
dinosaurs are made from the dino candymolds in your catalog. I
put the lollipop sticks in them, so they were easy to insert
into the cake. The volcano, and nest were made out of mini
bundt cakes. The rocks and dinosaur eggs were made out of candy
clay. This cake was relatively easy to do, and the kids went
crazy over it. (I also made some dino lollipops for the
favors.) Hope you like it!
A Real Prize Winner!
Jeanne W. (Albemarle, NC)
This one is a full sheet cake, cut into sections then
stacked (see cutting diagram)...iced in buttercream, then
covered in fondant.
To give it a quilted appearance, I used the roller/cutter
(looks like a white plastic pizza cutter with various
attachments). Then, brushed the entire area with super
pearl luster dust. I used baby themed rubber stamps and
applied edible ink using Wilton's edible writers (black) to
imprint the images inside the diamond shapes. They were
then colored with a mixture of gel colors and lemon extract.
I extruded a long line of fondant to be used for the
piping/trim. The handle was made by rolling the colored
fondant out and imprinting it with a textured mat. The
diaper pins are royal icing. The teething ring/toy,
pacifier, lotion, diaper cream, and baby powder were formed
from fondant then painted with gel colors and lemon extract
mixture. The rattle was formed from a plastic baseball
(found in my son's toy box), cut in half (gotta do what ya
gotta do, right) and using a molded sugar
recipe..........allow to dry partially then hollowed out and
a piece cut out for the handle, which is a sugar candy
stick, to go. The smaller ball (also found in my son's toy
box) was done the same way...when dry, put it all together
with royal icing and allow to dry completely.
A wonderful surprise can be placed inside the hollowed
rattle and bottle. I tried, first, using an actual baby
bottle for the bottle but I didn't have any success. I got
extremely lucky when I came across the one from Candyland
Crafts. It, too, was made with molded sugar and put together
with royal icing...painting the nipple with the gel color
lemon extract mixture after drying. Even though I can't draw
a stick figure and you know what it is, or form anything
other than a blob, with all the great products
available...all that is needed is an idea and it can happen.
This cake won grand prize in the 2004 Wilton's Your Take
On Cake Contest.
Mikayla's Special Birthday
Contributed by: Carla (Ft. Worth TX)
name is Carla and I would like to submit a
cake that was created for a little girl's 10th birthday. The
girls were picked up from school by a limousine and from there
they went to a coffee shop and a spa. An element of each event
was represented on the cake. The mochas were created by molding
chocolate in a small glass and topping with buttercream icing
and chocolate jimmies. The makeup and manicure items were
molded chocolate using molds purchased from Candyland Crafts.
The limousine is a cookie that was hand cut and decorated. Thank you, Carla
Contributed by: Kerrie F. (Thorton NSW, Australia)
I would like to share my Shrek cake with you!
My daughter adores Shrek so I came up with this. I hope you like
it!! am very new to the cake decorating scene, I really enjoy
making and decorating cakes. I take anyone's birthday as an
opportunity to make them a cake. The Shrek came about because my daughter loves
sooo much, but there weren't many cakes out there with Shrek
and Fiona so I came up with my own creation!
"Family" Pool Party
Hello! My name is
Christina, and I'm from North Carolina. I'd like to share with
you a cake I made for a friend's pool party. I have attached
the picture. I made the heads from 2 inch Styrofoam balls,
covered in rolled fondant. I attached a lollipop stick to the
undersides, and pushed them into the cake. The top has blue
tinted piping gel. Everyone got a kick out of the cake! Each
head was made to the likeness of each family member. I hope you
enjoy my cake!