Tutorial On Sculpting A "camera Cake"

Decorating By cmorcakedesign Updated 15 Jan 2011 , 9:00pm by rdpjcakes

cmorcakedesign Posted 18 Mar 2010 , 3:25pm
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Hi,

I need assistance with sculpting a "Nikon Camera cake". Any help or suggestion will be greatly appreciated... I will be putting the camera on a 10" inch round cake.

Thank you....

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cmorcakedesign Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 12:37pm
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Any ideas please....

2txmedics Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 4:52am
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I want to learn also!!! I see so many and Im thinking how hard can it be...HARD!!! lol

when and IF I do one, it will be out of BC, I only work in that. but I did find this on line and hope it helps somebody, not me...I need pics of it being done...lol

http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=4&threadid=121503

iulishca Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 12:50pm
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We need to make a canon cake and searching for pictures i found this amazing tutorial for a paper camera, i think it will be usefull, we could cut templates from the printouts

printouts
http://www.cig.canon-europe.com/ce/promotion/craft_pdf/5dmkii/5D_e_A4.pdf?locale=en_GB

instructions
http://www.cig.canon-europe.com/ce/promotion/craft_pdf/5dmkii/5D_i_e_A4.pdf?locale=en_GB

FullHouse Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 10:26pm
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I made a camera (to go with my laptop cake). The camera was pretty much actual size, not larger, but I just too the real thing and used it as a guide. Cut shape while eyeballing the camera. It was a really easy shape to carve, I would do it the same way if I was enlarging the camera as well.

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 12:45am
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Thanks for that Flickr link!! icon_biggrin.gif

alleykat1 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 6:19am
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anyone have any idea what she used to make the indents on the lens??

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 3:12pm
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anyone have any idea what she used to make the indents on the lens??




If you go to the Camera Cake Before Airbrushing photo, and you download the highest resolution, and enlarge that on your screen, you'll notice that on the right-hand side near her tools she has what looks like perfectly cut (and hardened) rectangles of maybe gumpaste/fondant? She used those to make the big indents. I think the other ones are probably a roller. Unless she made her own "stamp" out of a piece of hardened fondant with indents, to stamp the thinner indentations.

alleykat1 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 5:23am
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ok thanks I'll check it out

zespri Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 8:35am
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You are always so helpful imagenthatnj! I see you all the time finding obscure things for people. This is really great, I'm going to bookmark it too - thank you yet AGAIN!!

rdpjcakes Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 3:45am
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Originally Posted by alleykat1

anyone have any idea what she used to make the indents on the lens??



If you go to the Camera Cake Before Airbrushing photo, and you download the highest resolution, and enlarge that on your screen, you'll notice that on the right-hand side near her tools she has what looks like perfectly cut (and hardened) rectangles of maybe gumpaste/fondant? She used those to make the big indents. I think the other ones are probably a roller. Unless she made her own "stamp" out of a piece of hardened fondant with indents, to stamp the thinner indentations.




The Flickr camera cake is mine. The large indents were made with the grey hard plastic pieces as noted, but those around the end were made with a spatula after placing the fondant strip around the end of the lens. Oh by the way it was made by a he not a she.

imagenthatnj Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 4:17am
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Thank you, rdpjcakes. And thanks for the detailed pictorial. Your camera is flawless, there's nothing quite like that anywhere else.

Annabakescakes Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 4:19am
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anyone have any idea what she used to make the indents on the lens??



If you go to the Camera Cake Before Airbrushing photo, and you download the highest resolution, and enlarge that on your screen, you'll notice that on the right-hand side near her tools she has what looks like perfectly cut (and hardened) rectangles of maybe gumpaste/fondant? She used those to make the big indents. I think the other ones are probably a roller. Unless she made her own "stamp" out of a piece of hardened fondant with indents, to stamp the thinner indentations.



The Flickr camera cake is mine. The large indents were made with the grey hard plastic pieces as noted, but those around the end were made with a spatula after placing the fondant strip around the end of the lens. Oh by the way it was made by a he not a she.




LOL! How thick did you roll your fondant? What kind of fondant is it? It looks amazing! I don't anticipate a cake like this, I am just curious because it looks so GOOD!

zespri Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 4:58am
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lol! it does seem to be a female dominated world, the cake world. I'm just looking through your photostream, you're very generous sharing your processes like that, thank you!

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Oh by the way it was made by a he not a she.


rdpjcakes Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 5:18am
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Thank you, rdpjcakes. And thanks for the detailed pictorial. Your camera is flawless, there's nothing quite like that anywhere else.




Thank You. I'm an engineer so I really enjoy the structure and process, so I try to remember to take progress photos along the way.

rdpjcakes Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 5:30am
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anyone have any idea what she used to make the indents on the lens??



If you go to the Camera Cake Before Airbrushing photo, and you download the highest resolution, and enlarge that on your screen, you'll notice that on the right-hand side near her tools she has what looks like perfectly cut (and hardened) rectangles of maybe gumpaste/fondant? She used those to make the big indents. I think the other ones are probably a roller. Unless she made her own "stamp" out of a piece of hardened fondant with indents, to stamp the thinner indentations.



The Flickr camera cake is mine. The large indents were made with the grey hard plastic pieces as noted, but those around the end were made with a spatula after placing the fondant strip around the end of the lens. Oh by the way it was made by a he not a she.



LOL! How thick did you roll your fondant? What kind of fondant is it? It looks amazing! I don't anticipate a cake like this, I am just curious because it looks so GOOD!




It is pretty thick, maybe 3/16", especially on the lens which was made of rice cereal treats. On something like this I normally us Wilton fondant because it stiffen quite a bit and I wont have to worry about it falling apart during transport. I was not too happy with it at first when I covered it with fondant it seemed to be too rounded on the edges. The more details that were added helped it.

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by alleykat1

anyone have any idea what she used to make the indents on the lens??



If you go to the Camera Cake Before Airbrushing photo, and you download the highest resolution, and enlarge that on your screen, you'll notice that on the right-hand side near her tools she has what looks like perfectly cut (and hardened) rectangles of maybe gumpaste/fondant? She used those to make the big indents. I think the other ones are probably a roller. Unless she made her own "stamp" out of a piece of hardened fondant with indents, to stamp the thinner indentations.



The Flickr camera cake is mine. The large indents were made with the grey hard plastic pieces as noted, but those around the end were made with a spatula after placing the fondant strip around the end of the lens. Oh by the way it was made by a he not a she.



LOL! How thick did you roll your fondant? What kind of fondant is it? It looks amazing! I don't anticipate a cake like this, I am just curious because it looks so GOOD!



It is pretty thick, maybe 3/16", especially on the lens which was made of rice cereal treats. On something like this I normally us Wilton fondant because it stiffen quite a bit and I wont have to worry about it falling apart during transport. I was not too happy with it at first when I covered it with fondant it seemed to be too rounded on the edges. The more details that were added helped it.




Your cakes look great, too bad they aren't edible icon_lol.gif JK, Have you tried Michele Fosters Fondant (MFF) It is on here in the recipe section. You have to make it the day before you need it, but it is cheaper than Wilton, and it tastes SO good. There is an updated recipe that I use. She is "sugarflowers" I think. Somebody please correct me if I am wrong. The 1 recipe says 2 Tbs glycerine and 2 Tbs gelatin, the other has it as 3 tbs each. She says to use the larger amount if your corn syrup is runny, less if it is thick. I find it very workable, and you can add a little tylose if you want it to harden a little. Add more and it is gumpaste. I always make it with about 6 oz white chocolate chips.

rdpjcakes Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 9:00pm
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Originally Posted by alleykat1

anyone have any idea what she used to make the indents on the lens??



If you go to the Camera Cake Before Airbrushing photo, and you download the highest resolution, and enlarge that on your screen, you'll notice that on the right-hand side near her tools she has what looks like perfectly cut (and hardened) rectangles of maybe gumpaste/fondant? She used those to make the big indents. I think the other ones are probably a roller. Unless she made her own "stamp" out of a piece of hardened fondant with indents, to stamp the thinner indentations.



The Flickr camera cake is mine. The large indents were made with the grey hard plastic pieces as noted, but those around the end were made with a spatula after placing the fondant strip around the end of the lens. Oh by the way it was made by a he not a she.



LOL! How thick did you roll your fondant? What kind of fondant is it? It looks amazing! I don't anticipate a cake like this, I am just curious because it looks so GOOD!



It is pretty thick, maybe 3/16", especially on the lens which was made of rice cereal treats. On something like this I normally us Wilton fondant because it stiffen quite a bit and I wont have to worry about it falling apart during transport. I was not too happy with it at first when I covered it with fondant it seemed to be too rounded on the edges. The more details that were added helped it.



Your cakes look great, too bad they aren't edible icon_lol.gif JK, Have you tried Michele Fosters Fondant (MFF) It is on here in the recipe section. You have to make it the day before you need it, but it is cheaper than Wilton, and it tastes SO good. There is an updated recipe that I use. She is "sugarflowers" I think. Somebody please correct me if I am wrong. The 1 recipe says 2 Tbs glycerine and 2 Tbs gelatin, the other has it as 3 tbs each. She says to use the larger amount if your corn syrup is runny, less if it is thick. I find it very workable, and you can add a little tylose if you want it to harden a little. Add more and it is gumpaste. I always make it with about 6 oz white chocolate chips.



Thank You, I will try it.

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