I Am So Proud Of Myself!

Decorating By smab109 Updated 6 Aug 2008 , 3:48am by daisy43

smab109 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:26pm
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I was terrified of doing this cake. Absolutely terrified from the first call! I have never sculpted like this before or made a cake this huge. It was for a welding business celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Thanks to Doug for posting a sketch of the cakes for me....

The black fondant was HELL. Anyone have any idea what happened? It is MMF, which I've made many many times. But it kept ripping, barely held together. It probably took 2 hours of kneading, combining it with normal gray MMF before I could get it on the cake. And it barely made it on there in one piece.

The customer absolutely loved it and said it was a huge huge hit, people couldnt believe it was cake. I just had to share because I was so scared of this thing and it was actually not that stressful once I started!!! Confidence boost 100% Yeha!

The black cake is a welders helmet. You cant see the top in this pic, but it has silver dust, to look like the glass.
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tracycakes Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:29pm
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That looks great and you did an Awesome job! You have every right to be proud. thumbs_up.gif

CakesByJen2 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:36pm
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Great cake!

As far as problems with the black fondant, it is probably because you have to add so much color to get a true black it changes the consistency of whatever medium you're working with. I've found for those really dark colors it's best to buy pre-colored fondant. It may not taste as good as homemade, but after you add all the color homemade isn't going to taste that great, either, and I don't think anybody is really going to want to eat black fondant anyway.

GingerCakes Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 3:49pm
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Awesome job! Fear Conqured!

marknelliesmum Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 6:17pm
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I agree with CakesByJen2 black is a nightmare to achieve then use and usually tastes gross. Your cake tho is fabulous - well done!

AmyGonzalez Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 6:26pm
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icon_eek.gif Wow! icon_eek.gif

Your cake is awesome! You did an excellent job! Very realistic. thumbs_up.gif

sari66 Posted 4 Aug 2008 , 11:37pm
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Excellent cake!!

alanahodgson Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 12:24am
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That cake does look awesome! Your silver is perfect!

maryak Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 12:41am
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That looks amazing!!

robinscakes Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 12:42am
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Yea for you! Congrats on a job well done!

Bluesea Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 3:39am
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OH WOW!!!!!!!!! AWESOME....Clap..clap...clap...welldone!!!!!!!!!

redhare Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 2:07pm
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WOW that looks amazing GREAT JOB!!!!
On the black mmf I find that if I make chocolate mmf THEN add the black I get my color easier and faster and it still tastes good. Also if I'm needing alot of black I'll just add the dye to the melted marshmallows then finish making the mmf that way I don't spend hours kneading the color in... HTH

valbos22 Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 2:28pm
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Wow, what an amazing job-- toot that horn LOUD! thumbs_up.gif

xstitcher Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:44am
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Originally Posted by redhare

WOW that looks amazing GREAT JOB!!!!
On the black mmf I find that if I make chocolate mmf THEN add the black I get my color easier and faster and it still tastes good. Also if I'm needing alot of black I'll just add the dye to the melted marshmallows then finish making the mmf that way I don't spend hours kneading the color in... HTH




Fantastic job, you have every reason to be proud of yourself!

Great tip Connie!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

kurn Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:52am
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It looks so real!!! icon_surprised.gif You should be proud of yourself! icon_biggrin.gif

GenGen Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:01am
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that is impressive especially for one of your first icon_smile.gif i'm so envious. its fantastic.

i've used some mmf accents etc on cakes but never covered one so far, does yours "dry out" some on the cake? or does it stay soft for cutting?

summernoelle Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:04am
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Soooo impressed. Awesome!

laynie72 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:07am
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your cake is amazing ! icon_eek.gif

poshcakedesigns Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:14am
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Great job.

kellertur Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:21am
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Being a welder (sculptor) / cake decorator myself, that is incredibly realistic!!! You did a fantastic job!

I'd love to get that as a birthday cake... icon_smile.gif

meenu Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:40am
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Great job! Very well done.

CakeMakar Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:40am
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My husband is a welder and is quite impressed!

fiddlesticks Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:45am
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WOW!! Amazing !!

daisy43 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 3:48am
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Oh my goodness, that is amazing! You should be very proud of yourself. It looks like it was alot of work though. I would never beable to be so creative or talented.

WTG nicely done icon_smile.gif

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