Personal Project

Decorating By lynseyg2002 Updated 23 Feb 2010 , 10:15am by lynseyg2002

lynseyg2002 Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 9:42am
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Hi all,
I have been told by my college tutor that this year I need to do a personal project which includes planning, building/making, and displaying an object, cake, or flower display. I have decided to build a completely edible church, and use RI lacework and run outs to do stained glass windows. My reason for posting this is, I need to involve outside peer support, and i was wondering if anyone here would mind offering me some ideas/advice etc that I can use for my work?

many thanx all

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lapazlady Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 10:25am
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You might PM Doug. He has wonderful drafting skills and may be able to help you with the design. Sounds like a wonderful project.

sugarnut Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:00pm
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Sounds cool. I would use gray RI on the windows and put colored piping gel over the window pieces for the stained glass. Or maybe gelatin pieces cut to fit and RI over them? Either would look good. Gelatin would be easier to cover edges with RI. icon_smile.gif

letsgetcaking Posted 25 Sep 2009 , 1:34pm
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Here's a cool template for an intricate structure. It sounds like you're doing a bigger project, though, but you could use the idea for the spire or something:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1185889

This decorator used candy clay for stained glass:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1175215

I'm not sure, but this one looks like fondant pieces:

http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake1030.jpg

This last one used gel icing:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=31062

It sounds like a fun project. I can't wait to see pictures!

lynseyg2002 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 5:07pm
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I have now finished my project and would like to thank those who offered me advice. It took me 133 hours to complete....and i love it, i cant wait for my tutor to see it.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1591810.html

Spuddysmom Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 9:20pm
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Wow! Very nicely done. I'm glad you told us how long it took to create this stunner; it would be great if everyone could understand that something like this doesn't just "appear" in an hour or two as they seem to on the popular tv cake shows. You should feel very proud!!

Elcee Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 12:03am
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Amazing! Congratulations, you should love it, you did a great job.

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 12:17am
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Great job!! icon_biggrin.gif

lynseyg2002 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 10:15am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuddysmom

Wow! Very nicely done. I'm glad you told us how long it took to create this stunner; it would be great if everyone could understand that something like this doesn't just "appear" in an hour or two as they seem to on the popular tv cake shows. You should feel very proud!!




Thank you all so much. It would be nice if customers understood how much time and effort, and not forgetting patience of course, goes into every cake that is made, then maybe they would understand why they can cost so much as well.

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