How Do I Get This Effect?

Decorating By arbakes Updated 20 Jun 2010 , 12:00am by Ladiesofthehouse

arbakes Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 5:23am
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Hi everyone! I am desperately trying to help my sister create her wedding cake, but I am still learning icon_cry.gif I am looking for some guidance on replicating a cake. Does anybody know how to make the panels on this cake? Also, I'm thinking the birds are made out of gumpaste but I am not sure either. Any help would be appreciated!
LL

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Cakechick123 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 9:42am
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I dont think that photo is clear enough for anyone to give proper advise, thats why there are 40 views and no replies icon_smile.gif
maybe describe it a bit if you cant get a better pic.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:07am
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Here is a better picture of that cake.

I found it at this website.
http://thecaketressblog.com/2010/04/toronto-wedding-cakes-the-cake-show-2010-toronto-cake-competition-bonnie-gordon-cake-school/


Hmm, the image got resized when I attached it. Just go to the website to see the large image.
LL

Tiffany0481 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:43am
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I'm not a 100% positive but it almost appears from the picture that the pieces between the layers are not editable but some type of jeweled metal like similiar to what a tiara would be made out of. If you look closely at the picture you can see the tier separators behind the jeweled pieces. Then the design on the tiers looks to be piping possibly with royal icing. ??? This is just my thought! good luck!

CWIL Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:45am
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That's a beautiful cake! Wish I could help, but interested to see what everyone's ideas are!

Cakechick123 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:48am
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Originally Posted by Barbaranne

Here is a better picture of that cake.

I found it at this website.
http://thecaketressblog.com/2010/04/toronto-wedding-cakes-the-cake-show-2010-toronto-cake-competition-bonnie-gordon-cake-school/


Hmm, the image got resized when I attached it. Just go to the website to see the large image.


oh thats a STUNNING cake!!!
It looks to me like its RI piped around a slighly larger rounds shape and when totally dry slipped of the shape and placed around a small (dummy?) cake. Thats how I would attempt it in any case.

Maybe somone else has some other ideas

Cakechick123 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 11:52am
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Originally Posted by Tiffany0481

I'm not a 100% positive but it almost appears from the picture that the pieces between the layers are not editable but some type of jeweled metal like similiar to what a tiara would be made out of. If you look closely at the picture you can see the tier separators behind the jeweled pieces. Then the design on the tiers looks to be piping possibly with royal icing. ??? This is just my thought! good luck!




that is a very interesting thought. You can maybe make it with some inedible medium and spray it silver and use it around the cake The birds on top could also be metal instead of gumpaste

sabriana Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:19pm
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Why not try to contact the Bonnie Gordon school and ask them who did the cake? Then you can ask that person whether its edible or not.

LindaF144a Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:13pm
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I agree with Tiffany that it could be some some kind of inedible jewelry. That is a lot of bling, but a nice keepsake too.

I also agree with cake chick that you could make something similar with RI, but instead of spraying it with inedible spray how about some edible silver food color or food save paint. There has to be something out there like this as I see it on cakes all the time.

I personally think it would be fun to create something like those shapes, but that's just me. But I bet you if you write to Bonnie Gordon she will at least give you an idea of whether or not it is edible or not.

And I bet you she will mention some kind of mold for it too.

Make sure you post here when your done.

Cakechick123 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:22pm
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Originally Posted by LindaF144

I also agree with cake chick that you could make something similar with RI, but instead of spraying it with inedible spray how about some edible silver food color or food save paint. .



I did not mean to spray the RI with an indeble spray, I said that if she makes it from an inedible material it would be easy to spay silver.

If you do make it with RI, I would suggest make the icing grey and then once dry dust it with silver dust or paint it with alcohol and luster dust "paint"

LindaF144a Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by Cakechick123

Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaF144

I also agree with cake chick that you could make something similar with RI, but instead of spraying it with inedible spray how about some edible silver food color or food save paint. .


I did not mean to spray the RI with an indeble spray, I said that if she makes it from an inedible material it would be easy to spay silver.

If you do make it with RI, I would suggest make the icing grey and then once dry dust it with silver dust or paint it with alcohol and luster dust "paint"




Ah, thank you for the clarification. I obviously read it wrong, or made a terrible assumption. Probably both. icon_biggrin.gif

carmijok Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 3:16pm
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This looks like a mighty complicated cake to reproduce. How much experience do you have? I didn't see that you had any pictures posted. If you've had lots of experience then go for it, but if not, then don't expect to achieve the same results as pictured--even if you know how they did it. I guess I've just read too many stories about disasters from people who had never done wedding cakes before! good luck! icon_wink.gif

arbakes Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 4:56pm
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Barbanne: thank you for posting a better picture! Tiffany: I agree, the more I look at it, the more I think the pieces are more like cake jewelry that is not edible. Linda: I sent an email to them on their website...hopefully someone will get back to me. The only problem is that her wedding is coming up really soon! Carmijok: I have made a couple of wedding cakes, but I am no where near professional. I need to put some pictures up icon_redface.gif I wanted to see how difficult it would be before I agreed to make it....I'm thinking I will probably pass and practice a little more! I don't want to be the cause of my sister's cake disaster thumbsdown.gif If I do find a mold or what these are I will let you guys know. Thank you for the input!!

tonedna Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 5:05pm
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I think thats not edible either. It can be accomplished in RI. Good luck with it!
Edna

lecrn Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 5:12pm
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I don't think it looks edible.
You may be able to get a similar look with something like this:

http://www.favorsbyserendipity.com/bridal_product_pages/p-ac-c4058-e.html
EXPENSIVE!

Finding a larger one for the lower tier may be a problem. It looks like decor that would go around a candle. You could use the same size separator dummies for the tiers?

The_Caketress Posted 19 Jun 2010 , 11:34pm
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They are edible. Everything that goes on to Bonnie's Cakes are. She used to be a Jewerly designer so she has the knowledge how to create edible and real looking broaches. The is a very complicated and expensive design. Best of luck and hope you charge enough $$.
-The Caketress
www.TheCaketress.ca

Ladiesofthehouse Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 12:00am
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I was just watching Ron Ben Israel on Youtube this weekend and he recreated an antique brooch that was metal with pearls.

He molded a replica by hand first, poured a silicone mold, made the brooch from gumpaste, then painted it silver and used royal icing to make the pearls.

The colors and finish looked the same as this--I am certain it can be made edible but you would have to have the skills required to do it.

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