frogg22 Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 2:54am
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hello im looking for any ideas or mistakes that you learned from on how to make the "skin cake" unsure how to make the folds and coloring for bruseing.  any info would be great thanks everyone. 

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mfeagan Posted 18 Oct 2013 , 5:52pm
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AOMG. That cake is so gross but so cool. It looks like the folds are just extra fondant. The artist basically just rolled extra for those parts and draped it there. As far as the bruising goes, they probably airbrushed those parts. You could achieve that look as well by dry brushing with some petal dusts. Not luster dust! You don't want the bruises to have a shimmer. You want the flat look of a petal dust. You should probably get some dark blue, purple and black. Maybe even a little red to make it look more realistic. Good luck!

frogg22 Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 2:54am
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thanks so much for the reply..ill post pic when im finished. 

Baking Sis Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 4:22am
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Interesting! Can I ask what was used to make the 'stitches'?  Thanks!

lindseyjhills Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 8:51am
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You don't want the bruises to have a shimmer. You want the flat look of a petal dust. You should probably get some dark blue, purple and black. Maybe even a little red to make it look more realistic. Good luck!

Ironically bruises are called 'shiners' where I come from in the UK ;)

Godot Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 9:12am
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AThat cake is so creepy.

A black eye is called a shiner in the US.

Two nations divided by a common language!

CakeChemistry Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 9:29am
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AThat cake is gross I love it. You could haphazardly arrange two bolts with blood on the end on the top too. Cool. I'd also be inclined to texture the fondant so it has skin swirls on it!

CakeChemistry Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 9:30am
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ATexture it with leather or hide x x x

CakeChemistry Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 9:32am
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AOoh you could also pull apart some of the stitches and have exposed muscle underneath!!!!

CakeChemistry Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 9:34am

AAnd I'd texture the edges with the stitches with the leather or hide as this is where the skin would dry out. Oh my god I want to make this cake!!!!

mfeagan Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 3:05pm

HAHA! Great ideas about texturing with leather. 

 

I would guess the stitches were made with some royal icing. 

doramoreno62 Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 8:48am

Frog22 did you ever make this cake? I'm very curious to see your version!

katazyna Posted 12 Mar 2015 , 10:27pm

Did you ever make this ?  I want to make one but trying to figure out what to use with the stitching I know you can buy wire that is coated to stick in I think that would work the best but would have to make sure to remove the before eating.

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