Cake Scene Investigating 101 - The Lights…..

Decorating By makenice99 Updated 31 Jan 2013 , 7:45am by zhengyi24

makenice99 Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 7:08pm
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My fellow cake photo collector for inspiration friends:  



I came across the cake below and can’t stop loving it.  It's so beautiful & has that WOW factor.  It’s by a Nigerian Cake Artist Tosan Jemide.  (His cake photos are amazing)


Help me take this cake a part mentally CSI style. 


Goal: To find how did he put the lights in?  Where would I get lights to do the same for a communion  cake for my niece in May?





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Relznik Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 9:29pm
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I'm afraid I can't help, but what a beautiful cake - such clean lines!!

ycknits Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 10:17pm
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It looks to me like there may be a space between the exterior panels of the boxes and the cake inside. Perhaps the square cake is positioned on the board and then surrounded with a framework to which the dried fondant panels are attached. The dowels would be part of this framework and supporting structure. This would allow plenty of room for tiny LED lights between the cake and the fondant. My husband and his friend use these to add lighting to doll houses, signs, etc. The lights are only about 1/4" in diameter and readily available.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 10:33pm
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I agree with ycknits.  I think it may be royal icing panels.  Either way, I think they are "floating" panels that are attached to but come away from the cake.


Also agree ...battery power leds.

kakeladi Posted 28 Jan 2013 , 11:49pm
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I basically agree w/the others.  I think this is really a very small cake - sq tiers surrounded by large pastilege or gumpaste panels.  Lights are hidden behind those panels.  Double tall pillars elevate the middle tier.

FromScratchSF Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 12:41am
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Those panels are too smooth and uniform to be royal, they look like pastillage, it gets translucent like that when you put a light behind it.  Yes, with little LED lights in yellow to give that soft glow.  Stunning cake!  Can you imagine trying to move that thing?  I'd probably stroke out.

makenice99 Posted 29 Jan 2013 , 7:03am
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AThanks everyone, does Michaels or AC Moore have these lights?

So let's take the bottom tier for example its a 12 x 12 board with the panels & lighs glued to it. But the cake itself is say 9x9 leaving space between the cake & lights?

PAStIllage vs gum paste, big difference? New used pastillage before.

kakeladi Posted 31 Jan 2013 , 3:44am
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............PAStIllage vs gum paste, big difference?........


Yah:)  Pastillage dries harder, quicker and is much more sturdy.  It also is impossible to cut once dried which it does very quickly.  It will shatter rather than cut :( 

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