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post #31 of 91
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Ginn, Lovely as always. We have done pull cakes for Bridal Showers before but never a wedding...I really like that idea. Your truck looks great too! Brave woman doing all three cakes for one wedding! I would be SO tired! Hope you get to take a break now!

 

Marian, are the flowers sugar? Such a pretty cake! It looks like the center is piped? Hard to tell with the dark photography but I understand all about back lit cakes being hard to photograph! It looks very elegant.

 

Well, here is mine...finally got it done!

 

 

I deliver it first thing in the morning. You can't tell from this photo but the book is a travel journal with her initials on it and the sunscreen says SPF 30 on the cap. 

 

Now I get just a couple days break before I start on our grand daughters birthday stuff. Lots of details still to be made for the party and, of course, the cake!

 

Cat

post #32 of 91

Well I am doing my first ruffle cake. It will have a masquerade mask on top with feathers and little colored balls. I am attempting to make the mask right now out of fondant using the inside of a real mask as a mold. It is drying now and I am hoping to get it out without cracking. I used lots of shortening but now wishing I used PS too. I plan to alternate black and white ruffles with gold edge and a black mask with gold "paint". Have any of you done ruffles that point upwards?

post #33 of 91

BatterUpCake - I was watching an episode of Fabulous Cakes yesterday and they did a masquerade cake. They cut out a mask shape in fondant or gumpaste (can't remember which, sorry!) and they draped it over the top of a real mask, to get the shape, rather than pressing into the inside of the mask. It might be easier to get it off the top of the mask, if you have trouble with it cracking getting it out. I can't wait to see a pic of your cake, it sounds gorgeous!

post #34 of 91

I almost always do upwards ruffles, easy peasy.

post #35 of 91

Really? I wish I had seen that show. My mask has textured fabric and glued glitter on the outside so that totally wouldn't work Unless I can pull all of that off without damaging it.

post #36 of 91

So did theirs I think. Hmm. This is the link to the episode. It's in 2 parts and I'm pretty sure the mask is in Part 2, which is the one I've linked to. It's fun to watch anyway! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwtiO5gP0vs

post #37 of 91

It's at 5mins 17sec on the video I posted. Hope it's helpful!

post #38 of 91

Wow!! I just ordered a pillow cake dummy. I can't wait to try that! Did you see that cake stand collapse? THAT is why a heavy duty sturdy cake stand is important. I am going to use that video on my cake stand site. Thanks! My mask is a lot more curved but I suppose that method would work. I hope I don't need to redo it or I will have to go buy more black fondant. Thankyou for the clip

post #39 of 91

You're welcome. You could even cover the front of your mask in foil first to try and take some of the sharpness out of the glitter and decorations. It would still give your gumpaste the right shape. 

 

Yes to the cake stand!! It was beautiful, but when they were stacking the cake I thought OMG those little legs are not going to hold that cake!!! And I'm an amateur! Mind you, I have learned a lot from CC in the past week :) It was an amazing cake though, the stacked pillows looked gorgeous!

post #40 of 91

Well I got up this morning and the mask was still not dry. I should have used gumpaste or added more tylose but I wanted it black without painting it so I used black fondant. The rose I made from the same batch is completely dry and much thicker. So I have the mask in the oven at 160. Sure hope that works or back to the drawing board!! I was so excited to get busy this morning!

post #41 of 91
Cat thanks I hope the couple like the cake I think it looks better in dark lighting it hides all the flaws. The flowers were real and the center tier was handed piped lace. Your cake just makes me want to go to the beach and relax.

Batterup good luck with your mask and cake can't wait to see pictures.
post #42 of 91
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Groom's Cake.  *

 

Do you know the dimensions on this cake? I am making train in September and trying to visualize the size of it.

post #43 of 91

Well my patience wore this and I tried to remove the mask from the mold knowing full well it was going to break. SO I made a batch of gumpaste and did as Nadiaa suggested and placed it on the front of the mask. It killed my to pull the embroidery rope off of the original mask, but I know I will never use it for anything except a mold and it would have left lumps in the gumpaste. I think it is going to work really well this time. Thanks Nadiaa! I love CC

post #44 of 91
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That is the only thing about using black fondant...it's SO soft and takes forever to dry. I always have to add a ton of tylose to it to make it dry hard and fast (and fast is still 3 times the amount of time it takes gumpaste/fondant mix to dry!)  I hope everything worked out for you in the end!

 

Cat

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That is the only thing about using black fondant...it's SO soft and takes forever to dry. I always have to add a ton of tylose to it to make it dry hard and fast (and fast is still 3 times the amount of time it takes gumpaste/fondant mix to dry!)  I hope everything worked out for you in the end!

 

Cat

Really? Even if it isn't home made? I would have thought store bought woud have the same consistency no matter the color...Hmmm. Always learning!

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