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Contributed by: Elea Wade
Craig (Laramie, WI)
Hello, I was looking for dusting flowers for fondant
flowers when I came across your creative corner and just could
not resist! Even though this is not my first
wedding cake, it is the first one that I have made Fondant
flowers for. From start to finish the entire cake took me
approx. 7 hours, every flower is hand shaped (I didn't even know
that there were cutters for flower petals at that time) and
airbrushed. The cake itself was done with a basketweave so the
flowers looked like they were spilling out of a real basket. After finishing this cake, I
decided to concentrate my efforts on Fondant and gumpaste. I
believe that the finished product looks more realistic than
buttercreme does. This cake has thus far generated 12
additional wedding cake orders, and allowed me to quit my
current job and create a full time business out of decorating.
I guess I didn't anticipate what I was getting myself into!
Not bad for a gal who's only 22 years old! Sincerely, Elea Wade Craig
A Collection of Fun
Cathy Snyder (Lake Butler, FL) Cathy has contributed
before to our Creative Corner.
Shortcake for my daughter's friend. Candy clay Strawberry
Shortcake and rolled buttercream strawberries.
Dolls for the
girls at my daughters birthday party. Made with mini-wondermold
and $1 dolls from the dollarstore (half a doll is no fun!)
volcanoes with dinosaurs for the boys at my daughter's birthday
party. Make with mini-wondermold pan.
This was a "F is for
frog" cake for my daughter's kindergarten class. Her teacher loves
frogs and has the room decorated with them. Everyone had their own
fondant lily pad with their name on it and candy melt frog. The
teacher frog was made from white chocolate candy clay mixed with
rolled buttercream. Candy clay logs, candy clay mix dragonflies,
piping gel pond.
Grandmother just turned 82. She absolutely hates Spongebob,
thinks it's the dumbest thing she's ever seen so of course I
had to make her a sponge bob cake for her birthday. Treasure
chest (filled with jewels and coins), shells, and fish were
all from your molds. Royal icing seaweed, and a candy clay
Spongebob. Spongebob was two-sided:
<happy on the front>
and <sad on the
back> (with piping gel tears).
Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando
has the coolest tree called the Tree of Life with hundreds of
animals carved into it. I wanted to do something along that
theme so I made this
<candy clay tree>
then molded candy clay hippo, tiger, alligators, bird, lion
face and monkey face and attached them. I made a jungle cake
for an 8 year old girl. I used 3-D molds on most of the
animals, the tiger and snakes were hand molded candy clay.
Candy clay trees, royal icing plants. The
was from your 3-d mold then I made a blue candy clay water
arch and covered it with blue piping gel. It worked really
well, made him look like he was spraying water. Rocks were
candy clay and dirt was a mixture of graham crackers and
Valentine is Easy to Make
Cathie Weber (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
use the pourbox molds , and use plaster to form it. After it is
dry I paint them and decorate them by adding beads and lace. They
are then lightly sprayed with a high gloss. I fill these with
beautiful molded chocolates; they are then placed in colorful
fluted candy cups and they are wrapped in colorful cellophane.
These make beautiful Valentines or a gift for anytime. My friends
and family look forward to these every year. I get dozens of
custom orders, each item I create is made to fit the person colors
and tastes. Thank you so much Candyland for making this possible.
Mrs. Cathie Weber
Sheila Saey (Orlando, Florida)
Hi! I would like to submit a
picture of what I feel is the best cake I have made yet! I
completed the 3rd (and final) of the Wilton's Cake Decorating
Courses in May 2003 and am still learning; however, as the
attached picture shows...I think I'm getting pretty good at it!!
The cake itself was Duncan Hines Strawberry Supreme and the icing
is from the Wilton Classroom Buttercream Icing. Around the edge
if the cake are chocolates made from Wilton candy melts. The twins
are due anytime, by the way! ;-)
Thank you and have a BLESSED day!
Cake for "Peppy La Pew"?
Paula Surrette (Bridgewater, Massachusetts)
This was my second
wedding cake I made. It was a wedding gift to a friend. I have
taken 2 courses in cake decorating but never any on wedding cakes.
The larger purple flowers I spent weeks on learning how to do
them. After spending hours upon hours I had enough good ones for
the finished cake. Because they were made out of royal frosting
they needed to dry and harden so I put them on my porch table a
place we don't use. Forgetting the bottom glass of the door was
broken..... and not thinking what could come in.....One day my dog
was barking and I went to look and it was a skunk!!! IT sprayed
all over my flowers. I had to start all over again. The finished
cake was French Vanilla with raspberry filling and buttercream
frosting. I used 6, 10, and 14 inch round cake pans for the cake.
I think I did a pretty good job for my second attempt. I now make
cakes and chocolates for a living. You will never know until
you try! Thank you.
Paula M Surrette
Here is another cake I thought you might be interested in:
Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!