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.

Comments

lillcabby Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous, You are an artist!

laurakelly2 Says... 8 years ago

Wow...that's perfect!

Eshed Says... 8 years ago

wowwww!! so beautiful !!!So elegant.

msauer Says... 8 years ago

Stunning!

idoweddingcookies Says... 8 years ago

all i can say is Magazine cover!!! ;-D

msamson9 Says... 8 years ago

This cake is Beautiful

LisaMS Says... 8 years ago

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.

sujeeart Says... 8 years ago

absolutely beautiful.

Meeka Says... 8 years ago

BEAUITFUL!!!!

auntiemcakes Says... 8 years ago

this cake is absolutely gorgeous! You did a great job! Thank you for sharing!

lcabralacores Says... 8 years ago

gorgeous soelegant

MayWest Says... 8 years ago

Great Work!!

DesignerCakes Says... 8 years ago

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.

Sunny77 Says... 8 years ago

Ok, ok, I'll add my 2 cents. WOW!!!!

tyty Says... 8 years ago

beautiful cake, wonderful job

tcturtleshell Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous!!

LisaMS Says... 8 years ago

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.

deebird Says... 8 years ago

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

Chrisi Says... 8 years ago

BEAUTIFUL!!! wow I love it. Fantastic job.

DesignerCakes Says... 8 years ago

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.

sillyoldpoohbear Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely stunning! I've only ever done one fondant ribbon around a cake & that was bad enough. Yours are so perfect, you're a superstar!

patriciascakecreations Says... 7 years ago

This is probably the most beautiful cake I've ever seen

franjmc Says... 7 years ago

Ginger I love this, you just keep getting better and better :)

DelectableCreations Says... 7 years ago

wonderful! you certainly challenged yourself, and it was a great success! BEAUTIFUL! ;-D

SisterSister Says... 7 years ago

I can't believe you say you are a beginner. You are very talented!

lisasweeta Says... 7 years ago

:o 8O Super stunning!!!!!!!! One of my all time favorite cakes! I don't think you're a beginner anymore..LOL!

melysa Says... 7 years ago

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

sweetbaker Says... 7 years ago

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.

regymusic Says... 7 years ago

This is absolutely stunning!

kerri729 Says... 7 years ago

Wow, you did Ron very proud!!!

JaneK Says... 7 years ago

beautiful!!!!! expertly executed!!

TooMuchCake Says... 7 years ago

This is so clean and classy! You make me want to make one!

Chef_Stef Says... 7 years ago

This is gorgeous! I am SO saving it; I may try challenging myself like this sometime...great job!!

armywife1 Says... 7 years ago

stunning!

ahenricks80 Says... 7 years ago

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!!

bkdcakes Says... 7 years ago

Gosh, golly, gee whiz!!! That cake is GORGEOUS!!!!

LiliS Says... 7 years ago

WOW 8O I am also a beginner but seriously... WOW

mjulian Says... 7 years ago

AMAZING!! Looks like you did all molds but its outlines great great great work!!

Superstar2 Says... 7 years ago

Outstanding.

mamacc Says... 7 years ago

it's absolutely gorgeous!!!! Your ribbons are spaced perfectly, which I know is NOT easy to do!

foxymomma521 Says... 7 years ago

breathtaking

Cancook Says... 7 years ago

Was this a hard project? What would look like if would have been an easy one? Just elegante!

nokddng Says... 7 years ago

You're a beginner?? 8O Wow! Beautiful!

asul Says... 7 years ago

amazing cake ,love it great job :D :D

MsCakeLady Says... 7 years ago

Wow that is all i can say.......Wow 8O

lillcabby Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous, You are an artist!

laurakelly2 Says... 8 years ago

Wow...that's perfect!

Eshed Says... 8 years ago

wowwww!! so beautiful !!!So elegant.

msauer Says... 8 years ago

Stunning!

idoweddingcookies Says... 8 years ago

all i can say is Magazine cover!!! ;-D

msamson9 Says... 8 years ago

This cake is Beautiful

LisaMS Says... 8 years ago

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.

sujeeart Says... 8 years ago

absolutely beautiful.

Meeka Says... 8 years ago

BEAUITFUL!!!!

auntiemcakes Says... 8 years ago

this cake is absolutely gorgeous! You did a great job! Thank you for sharing!

lcabralacores Says... 8 years ago

gorgeous soelegant

MayWest Says... 8 years ago

Great Work!!

DesignerCakes Says... 8 years ago

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.

Sunny77 Says... 8 years ago

Ok, ok, I'll add my 2 cents. WOW!!!!

tyty Says... 8 years ago

beautiful cake, wonderful job

tcturtleshell Says... 8 years ago

Gorgeous!!

DesignerCakes Says... 8 years ago

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.

sillyoldpoohbear Says... 8 years ago

Absolutely stunning! I've only ever done one fondant ribbon around a cake & that was bad enough. Yours are so perfect, you're a superstar!

LisaMS Says... 8 years ago

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.

deebird Says... 8 years ago

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

Chrisi Says... 8 years ago

BEAUTIFUL!!! wow I love it. Fantastic job.

patriciascakecreations Says... 7 years ago

This is probably the most beautiful cake I've ever seen

franjmc Says... 7 years ago

Ginger I love this, you just keep getting better and better :)

SisterSister Says... 7 years ago

I can't believe you say you are a beginner. You are very talented!

DelectableCreations Says... 7 years ago

wonderful! you certainly challenged yourself, and it was a great success! BEAUTIFUL! ;-D

lisasweeta Says... 7 years ago

:o 8O Super stunning!!!!!!!! One of my all time favorite cakes! I don't think you're a beginner anymore..LOL!

melysa Says... 7 years ago

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

sweetbaker Says... 7 years ago

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.

kerri729 Says... 7 years ago

Wow, you did Ron very proud!!!

regymusic Says... 7 years ago

This is absolutely stunning!

TooMuchCake Says... 7 years ago

This is so clean and classy! You make me want to make one!

Chef_Stef Says... 7 years ago

This is gorgeous! I am SO saving it; I may try challenging myself like this sometime...great job!!

foxymomma521 Says... 7 years ago

breathtaking

Cancook Says... 7 years ago

Was this a hard project? What would look like if would have been an easy one? Just elegante!

nokddng Says... 7 years ago

You're a beginner?? 8O Wow! Beautiful!

JaneK Says... 7 years ago

beautiful!!!!! expertly executed!!

mamacc Says... 7 years ago

it's absolutely gorgeous!!!! Your ribbons are spaced perfectly, which I know is NOT easy to do!

armywife1 Says... 7 years ago

stunning!

Superstar2 Says... 7 years ago

Outstanding.

LiliS Says... 7 years ago

WOW 8O I am also a beginner but seriously... WOW

ahenricks80 Says... 7 years ago

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!!

bkdcakes Says... 7 years ago

Gosh, golly, gee whiz!!! That cake is GORGEOUS!!!!

MsCakeLady Says... 7 years ago

Wow that is all i can say.......Wow 8O

CShields Says... 7 years ago

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

mjulian Says... 7 years ago

AMAZING!! Looks like you did all molds but its outlines great great great work!!

mgdqueen Says... 7 years ago

beautiful job!

death_by_frosting Says... 7 years ago

WOW! so elegant, so stunning, so magazine worthy! take a bow and then another! :D

heyjude Says... 7 years ago

wow. my mouth was seriously gaping wide open as i was looking it over. verrrrry nice!

meriscakes Says... 7 years ago

Very cool idea about running the lace and fondant through the pasta maker together! I must try it!

eatCakes Says... 7 years ago

This is amazingly beautiful.

JennaB Says... 7 years ago

Beautiful Job!!!!

asul Says... 7 years ago

amazing cake ,love it great job :D :D

sweetpea8 Says... 7 years ago

just gorgeous! this one belongs on the cover of martha stewart weddings!

Claricakes Says... 7 years ago

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!

cakesbyallison Says... 7 years ago

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!

sweetreasures Says... 7 years ago

beautiful cake love the appliques

Uberhipster Says... 7 years ago

Fantastic! 8O

carmenid Says... 7 years ago

outstanding! wow...

confectioneista Says... 7 years ago

Ron Ben Isreal should eat his heart out! I don't see a "beginner" - I see talent! Gorgeous! :wink:

Charmaine49 Says... 7 years ago

Absolutely marvelous, you did a stunning work of art!!

stellastarchild Says... 7 years ago

Stunning work, how will you upgrade from this?! You really took on your challange

cupcakers Says... 7 years ago

Beginner? No way it's beautiful

Louise Says... 7 years ago

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

cocobean Says... 7 years ago

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

cocobean Says... 7 years ago

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

barbara-ann Says... 7 years ago

Wow, what a great job!!! :o Very beautiful.

Onome Says... 7 years ago

You are now an expert. You did great.

sugarlaced Says... 7 years ago

...but your end result is spectacular!!! :D :D

janine1972 Says... 7 years ago

wow, it is gorgeous - love the lace

SueLys33 Says... 7 years ago

What a stunning cake!

jennifer7777 Says... 7 years ago

This is amazing! I think you can stop saying you are a beginner, and you definitely rose to the challenge.

MKrilla Says... 7 years ago

PERFECT! :D

suzylynn58 Says... 7 years ago

gorgeous!!!

Cg24 Says... 7 years ago

OMG!! U R MY HERO!! (LOL) This is stunning!! :o

Ishie Says... 6 years ago

You are only a beginner? This is impressive!

rouv Says... 6 years ago

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

kicky Says... 6 years ago

Wow again definately worth the effort.


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