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Challenging Myself

I was watching Ron Ben Isreal on Sugar Rush a few weeks ago and decided to challenge myself by making a dummy cake with his same design. Following my belief that I have to challenge myself (since I am a beginner) with difficult projects, I decided to give it a try. VERY labor intensive. I used Satin Ice chocolate fondant, made the appliques by rolling lace and fondant/gumpaste together through pasta machine, then outlining in royal icing. The ribbons were a nightmare - solid bands all around.

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This is stunning! Lace with fondant through the pasta machine? Really? What a great tip The ribbon may have been a nightmare, but you got it done neatly! Any tips on that? Do you roll it up to keep it from breaking/stretching when you are putting it on the cake? I love the flowers on the ribbons. How'd you make those? Enough questions? Lovely, just lovely.

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LisaMS, I rolled up the bands and then applied them but it really was a nightmare. I did it freehand. The medallions in the center of the bows are molds I bought on Ebay. Just pressed fondant/gumpaste into the mold then brushed with dust.

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Thanks for the reply Gingerela. I've seen where you can buy embossed bands by the roll; I wonder if those would be easier to apply. Didn't see any plain ones though; and that is what i would like to buy.

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I'm speechless! This does not look like a beginner cake! Wonderful job! You should be soooo proud of yourself!

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Thanks for the lovely comments. LisaMS, what do you mean by embossed bands by the roll? The ribbons on the cake are made of fondant and gumpaste, not actual ribbon. I had to remember to breathe when I was applying them to the cake rounds.

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this is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. you could of passed it off as his work....pat yourself on the back! you're good!

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Wow, this is beautiful. I saw one of Ron's cakes that I what to challenge myself to do too. Now, I just need to do it. You really did an outstanding job, love the detailing of the lace with the royal icing.

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It looks like a lot of work, but you did an awesome job. I too am a beginner and the thought of attempting this frightens me! Amazing work - truly a magazine cover!!

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This is stunning! Lace with fondant through the pasta machine? Really? What a great tip The ribbon may have been a nightmare, but you got it done neatly! Any tips on that? Do you roll it up to keep it from breaking/stretching when you are putting it on the cake? I love the flowers on the ribbons. How'd you make those? Enough questions? Lovely, just lovely.

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LisaMS, I rolled up the bands and then applied them but it really was a nightmare. I did it freehand. The medallions in the center of the bows are molds I bought on Ebay. Just pressed fondant/gumpaste into the mold then brushed with dust.

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Thanks for the lovely comments. LisaMS, what do you mean by embossed bands by the roll? The ribbons on the cake are made of fondant and gumpaste, not actual ribbon. I had to remember to breathe when I was applying them to the cake rounds.

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Thanks for the reply Gingerela. I've seen where you can buy embossed bands by the roll; I wonder if those would be easier to apply. Didn't see any plain ones though; and that is what i would like to buy.

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I'm speechless! This does not look like a beginner cake! Wonderful job! You should be soooo proud of yourself!

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this is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. you could of passed it off as his work....pat yourself on the back! you're good!

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Wow, this is beautiful. I saw one of Ron's cakes that I what to challenge myself to do too. Now, I just need to do it. You really did an outstanding job, love the detailing of the lace with the royal icing.

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It looks like a lot of work, but you did an awesome job. I too am a beginner and the thought of attempting this frightens me! Amazing work - truly a magazine cover!!

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If you really are a beginner, I'd love to see your creations after you become a pro. Looking at this cake, you past beginner status on that day! It is beautiful! :o

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absoulutley a very pretty cake.....Who is Ron Ben Isreal? sorry might sound silly but I m not good with decorators' names. This cake is very pretty about one of the most breath taking I have seen on this site! Great JOB!

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I can't believe I haven't tripped across this till now! What a stunning cake! You did a fantastic job on the horizontal stripes! It's gorgeous!

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Wow even if this is dummy cakes & you are a beginner I must say that you have done a fantastic job on this. I love it all on that cake and will fave it at once :D

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Thanks sooooo much for sharring! I'm going to have sweet dreams tonight. Maybe in my dreams I can make this!!! 8O

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Oh, did I mention this is what my face looked like for 15 minutes of looking at your cake? :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Wow! I can't believe you're a beginner. You are a natural. This is stunning work! I love all your cakes!


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