Princess Pillow Cake

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This was my special cake of the weekend. It was for my 6 year old niece. I've been wanting to try a pillow cake for a long time and finally got to do one. The base is a 8" round, the middle cake is a 9" square cut to shape, and the top is a 8" square pan. The tiara was made out of gumpaste and hand painted. The whole cake was luster dusted and the pearls were gumpaste.

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Cute! I have to do one next week... How do you get the quilted effect. I'm familiar w/ the diamond imprint, but looks like yours is "extra"-quilted...?

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Thanks for the comments. I cut a strip of paper about an inch wide and used that as my pattern. I then used the smallest ball tool to indent each cross line then used one of the other tools to make the pressed in look....or whatever you call it. When I put the luster dust on - it really gave the cake more depth.

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Thank you all!!!! This was a fun cake to do, I was very pleased when it was all done. Spunkywan, the luster dust is put on dry. I actually used a violet pearl luster dust and that gave it a purple shimmer.

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Thanks marilenacd, no school, I'm basically self taught and learn a lot from this web site. I followed instructions from Cakes to Dream On by Collett Peters for cutting/stacking the pillows. Don't say you can't - it just takes practice! Every cake I do, I try to learn a new technique. Never be scared to just try it!

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WOW beautiful ...I want to make a cake for my little daughter next birthday in a month but this one is amazing...I can't...Did you go to a culinary school to learn this techniques?.Sorry to ask but i'm new on this art I only went to a little course and i want to learn more...

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Cute! I have to do one next week... How do you get the quilted effect. I'm familiar w/ the diamond imprint, but looks like yours is "extra"-quilted...?

on

Thanks for the comments. I cut a strip of paper about an inch wide and used that as my pattern. I then used the smallest ball tool to indent each cross line then used one of the other tools to make the pressed in look....or whatever you call it. When I put the luster dust on - it really gave the cake more depth.

on

Thank you all!!!! This was a fun cake to do, I was very pleased when it was all done. Spunkywan, the luster dust is put on dry. I actually used a violet pearl luster dust and that gave it a purple shimmer.

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WOW beautiful ...I want to make a cake for my little daughter next birthday in a month but this one is amazing...I can't...Did you go to a culinary school to learn this techniques?.Sorry to ask but i'm new on this art I only went to a little course and i want to learn more...

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Thanks marilenacd, no school, I'm basically self taught and learn a lot from this web site. I followed instructions from Cakes to Dream On by Collett Peters for cutting/stacking the pillows. Don't say you can't - it just takes practice! Every cake I do, I try to learn a new technique. Never be scared to just try it!


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