Sun Cake For A Party

I made this for a crawfish boil - it is a vanilla Dream Cake with Whimsical Bakehouse icing. The sun is chocolate transfer. It was a big hit. The star border is a bit unimaginative, but I was short on time. Square cake are much hard to ice than round ones!! I did not know that!! I think I will stick to the crusting buttercream from now on. It is so much easier to work with.

Comments

jdelectables Says... 9 years ago

Awesome! the crusting buttercream is easier to work with, but isn't the whimsical bakehouse buttercream yummy?

cakesbgood Says... 9 years ago

What a wonderful job! I love the sun transfer, the whole look of it, it's great!

Birdlady Says... 9 years ago

Awsome chocolate transfer, I just love it. Keep up the good work.

justsweet Says... 9 years ago

wonderful job

tripletmom Says... 9 years ago

Really lovely cake! Your chocolate transfers are beautiful!

mistydawn74 Says... 9 years ago

It's a great cake. you should be more positive bout it, done great

Lisa Says... 9 years ago

A hit for sure! Great transfers!

trombonekaren Says... 9 years ago

Chocolate transfer is basically just like Buttercream transfer - you pipe the whole thing face side down on parchment paper. As for the shading, this is done with the wilton candy brushes - I just let the outside sit for a bit so it wasn't soft anymore. Thanks for all the great comments!!

Darra Says... 9 years ago

oh i get it! so i should kind of let the outlines harden up a bit before shading... got it! i will try this again next time. the explanation in the book wasn't very clear and i tried to brush on the shadows while the outlines were still wet and well, didn't turn out so great :P i know better now, thanks!

trombonekaren Says... 9 years ago

Thanks for all the great comments! I really love the chocolate transfer process - so much fun!!!

Uberhipster Says... 9 years ago

Incredible! So gorgeous!!

Darra Says... 9 years ago

beautiful!!! you have to tell me how you did the shading... i can't ever do it without messing up the dark chocolate outline!

krispy Says... 9 years ago

what is a chocolate transfer?? it looks amazing!!!

rachaelwelch Says... 9 years ago

Looks fantastic!! I'm in LOVE with chocolate transfers!

trombonekaren Says... 9 years ago

Thanks ajay0665! I appreacite the comment. I actually got this idea right out of the Whimsical Bakehouse book - the pattern and techniques, everything. If you like it, I would really recommend that book. This was constructed in pieces - the face, then all the rays - and attached using buttercream piped out in big blobs. It is all candy melts - which I just purchased already colored, so convenient. The shading is done with the Wilton candy brushes. Thanks again!!

ajay0665 Says... 9 years ago

LOVE THIS CAKE!!! So did you do each section of the sun separately and then assemble? And this chocolate transfer..is it white chocolate that you colored yellow and then painted on the orange shading? I am fairly new to cake decorating and I have NEVER SEEN SOMETHING SO AMAZING! Did the sun stick out on the sides?

melysa Says... 7 years ago

very laid back looking sun 8) ...you did an excellent job on the transfers.

ajay0665 Says... 9 years ago

LOVE THIS CAKE!!! So did you do each section of the sun separately and then assemble? And this chocolate transfer..is it white chocolate that you colored yellow and then painted on the orange shading? I am fairly new to cake decorating and I have NEVER SEEN SOMETHING SO AMAZING! Did the sun stick out on the sides?

jdelectables Says... 9 years ago

Awesome! the crusting buttercream is easier to work with, but isn't the whimsical bakehouse buttercream yummy?

cakesbgood Says... 9 years ago

What a wonderful job! I love the sun transfer, the whole look of it, it's great!

Birdlady Says... 9 years ago

Awsome chocolate transfer, I just love it. Keep up the good work.

justsweet Says... 9 years ago

wonderful job

tripletmom Says... 9 years ago

Really lovely cake! Your chocolate transfers are beautiful!

mistydawn74 Says... 9 years ago

It's a great cake. you should be more positive bout it, done great

Lisa Says... 9 years ago

A hit for sure! Great transfers!

trombonekaren Says... 9 years ago

Chocolate transfer is basically just like Buttercream transfer - you pipe the whole thing face side down on parchment paper. As for the shading, this is done with the wilton candy brushes - I just let the outside sit for a bit so it wasn't soft anymore. Thanks for all the great comments!!

Darra Says... 9 years ago

oh i get it! so i should kind of let the outlines harden up a bit before shading... got it! i will try this again next time. the explanation in the book wasn't very clear and i tried to brush on the shadows while the outlines were still wet and well, didn't turn out so great :P i know better now, thanks!

trombonekaren Says... 9 years ago

Thanks ajay0665! I appreacite the comment. I actually got this idea right out of the Whimsical Bakehouse book - the pattern and techniques, everything. If you like it, I would really recommend that book. This was constructed in pieces - the face, then all the rays - and attached using buttercream piped out in big blobs. It is all candy melts - which I just purchased already colored, so convenient. The shading is done with the Wilton candy brushes. Thanks again!!

trombonekaren Says... 9 years ago

Thanks for all the great comments! I really love the chocolate transfer process - so much fun!!!

Uberhipster Says... 9 years ago

Incredible! So gorgeous!!

Darra Says... 9 years ago

beautiful!!! you have to tell me how you did the shading... i can't ever do it without messing up the dark chocolate outline!

krispy Says... 9 years ago

what is a chocolate transfer?? it looks amazing!!!

rachaelwelch Says... 9 years ago

Looks fantastic!! I'm in LOVE with chocolate transfers!

melysa Says... 7 years ago

very laid back looking sun 8) ...you did an excellent job on the transfers.


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