Icing Images Sweet Accents Cake Contest Winner!

Sixinarow - Shannon Bond - The Crumb Coat Bakery

Sixinarow – Shannon Bond – The Crumb Coat Bakery

Congratulations, sixinarow!

The votes are in! Shannon Bond (sixinarow) of  The Crumb Coat Bakery’s white and gold wedding cake was the top pick of the Cake Central community and the winner of the Icing Images Sweet Accents Cake Contest! Shannon’s lovely creation shows how the Sweet Accents machine from Icing Images adds the perfect final touch! As the winning entry, her cake will appear in detail in an upcoming issue of Cake Central Magazine.

We would like to thank all of the talented cake decorators who entered the exclusive Icing Images Sweet Accents Cake Contest hosted by Cake Central. All the entries were beautiful and perfectly showcased the versatility of Icing Images products.

I was really excited to receive the package from Icing Images, I couldn’t wait to open it and see which die cutters, embossers and colors of sugar sheets I was given to work with. My first impression was how easy the Icing Images Sweet Accents machine was to operate, it was completely assembled and ready to go right out of the box. My children actually got in on the fun with me, which is always a bonus in my book! I had an idea of what I wanted to do before receiving it, but when I embossed the sugar sheet, I loved the result so much that I completely changed my entire design to work around that one element!

I loved the design of the Garden Lattice embosser, and wanted to add additional elements to it to show how versatile it can be. It’s not limited to just the pattern that is embossed on the sugar sheet, by painting a few leaves with gold luster dust and adding edible pearls, it transformed it into an entirely different design. There are so many possibilities with painting in different patterns, it’s endless! I loved the way it had a very Palace of Versailles feel, so I decided to really go with that design and incorporate other regal elements onto the cake also. The billows at the bottom were meant to reflect a ball gown, the scrollwork was to mimic the pattern of a tiara, the ruffles on the top, along with the rose helped to soften the pattern on the extended tier and add a feminine touch. But everything was designed around the pattern.

I used the Icing Images Sweet Accents Garden Lattice embosser, fondant, gumpaste and a LOT of pearls and gold luster dust!

My favorite thing about this cake was the pattern on the extended tier and the billows. Those 2 elements took the longest, but had the most dramatic effect.

This cake was so much fun to create, and it was such an honor to have the opportunity to participate in this contest! Thank you Cake Central and Icing Images, for asking me to be a part of it! –Shannon

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