Glowing / Illuminated Cakes

Decorating By SaraClassic Updated 12 Aug 2016 , 2:00am by jminor21

SaraClassic Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 2:13pm
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Let's talk about this, lol..

Not the ones with LED lights stuck in, or the all white with images projected on them .. I mean like Rosalind Miller's Glowing silhouette cake. Is this just awesome dusting or airbrushing?

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QuiteContrary Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 3:30pm
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I do not think the cake is actually glowing. Just a really awesome paint job of the sunrise or sunset. The contrast between the grey and the yellow makes it look like it is glowing.

costumeczar Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 3:44pm
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I don't know, considering the light patterns on the wall behind it, I'd vote for some kind of light inside a piece of vellum or something like that that's been wrapped around the cake itself.

SaraClassic Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 4:54pm
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That was what I think.. I'm not sure I believe it's glowing. That's why I said, not the led or tonic water or the projection cakes... I think it's the paint job too... But does anyone Know ?? Hmm.. And if it's just paint.. Think it's blended powders or airbrushing... 

And the grey.. Cut outs on icing sheets or painted ? Its so smooth and thin... 

I enjoy picking apart and figuring out

SaraClassic Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 4:55pm
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I also thought the vellum route... But it's pretty either way

QuiteContrary Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 5:02pm
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The whole thing may be an icing image wrapped around the cake. That would explain how it looks so smooth. It is a beautiful cake. Have you tried going to the cake decorator's web page and asking them how it was done?

SaraClassic Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 5:40pm
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No, I don't have the gall to ask lol

But it is from a Cakesof the Future expo and So I figured there was more to it than that for that reason 

SaraClassic Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 5:52pm
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The more I look, I'm,thinking it's lit between layers with light and could be vellum, rice paper, whatever, but the lighting is so pin point, it looks like real lighting included behind the scenes 

magsie Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 5:55pm
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Was curious, looked online & found a wedding cake of hers photographed like that, in white with lights and couple kissing.

I would think she used little lights and wrapped the icing around slightly away from the cake like pastillage stiff  collar pieces. 

SPODN Posted 12 Apr 2015 , 6:26pm
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I've been looking at this cake for days.  I want to do a silhouette peter pan theme cake for my granddaughters 17th bday.  An this looks fascinating.  I think its lit from inside with vellum or rice paper also.  But if anyone has more info on how its done please advise.

jminor21 Posted 10 Aug 2016 , 4:31am
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Anyone figure it out yet?  This cake is awesome!

PudsMom Posted 10 Aug 2016 , 6:38am
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Just my 2 cents......

I  looked at the couple one. It looks like she used silhouette for black, gymnasts, attached it to vellum, put mini lights  in the tier, then wrapped the vellum around it, and attached it to the drums, instead of the actual cake.

PudsMom Posted 10 Aug 2016 , 6:45am
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Ugh! Gumpaste, not gymnasts

ropalma Posted 11 Aug 2016 , 8:50pm
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GoWildCakes Posted 12 Aug 2016 , 1:44am
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900_glowing-illuminated-cak_96430257ad29e795205.jpgIt's not a silhouette, but it is similarly lit like the tutorial above.

jminor21 Posted 12 Aug 2016 , 2:00am
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Thank you so much!!!

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