I'd like to share with you the way we made our Bubble gum machine cake!
We decorate cakes as a family thing. It's our quality time together
We started 3 years ago, and we've been learning all about it here on CC.
The birthday girl was one of the decorators
We started by thawing a bit the cakes we had baked and froze previously.
A little bit of buttercream in a board to glue the cake to it
Some buttercream between layers
We used the dowels both to keep the layers in place and to hold the weight of the bubblegum jar
Then the crumb coat
After being in the fridge for an hour, mummy applied the final buttercream coat.
Fondant time (MMF) was for mummy! (Red MMF is extremely difficult to work with)
We made a hole in the bottom of the cake to simulate the way out of the gum balls. Some black mmf made it look deep
All the accents were paint with edible gold
We used a plastic jar (of olives ) to use as the machine's bowl.
Filled it with bubblegums, lid (yellow) very tight and then turned it upside down. In the bottom of the jar (now top ) we made a pretend lid out of MMF.
Carrying it to the party was very easy this way. We took it separately, and once we got to the party, we just put the jar on top of the cake.
It was a huge hit! Nobody realized it was a cake!!!
And also here on CC was very welcome.
We were so happy!
Thank you all!!!
Thank you for posting this tutorial! I loved your gumball machine but it was hard to visualize how you could make it so realistically. I can see it now. Very creative!
Wow! I love it, your girls did a great job!
Thank you so much for sharing.
Thank you, you did a great job.
great job! not every day i get put to shame by a couple of kiddies
What size cakes did you use?
one of the best gumball machines ive seen!
thanks for sharing. your girls did an outstanding job! great family bonding time. i think they are definate future cake decorators in the family.
This is one of the greatest things I've ever seen on this message board! Great family effort and love your gumball machine!
I love it and love that your kids helped with it! I think I may try it now.
What a beautiful job. Thank you so much for sharing.
Wow, amazing...thank you !!!!!
Yes thank you for sharing. I always wanted to know how it was done.
Thanks to you and your girls!
What a wonderful experience for them to have - decorating with Mom...I love that!
AWESOME gumball cake!!
your girls are so blessed to have a mom like you, that is what I call love for your children. They did a great job with the cake.
Thank you all! As I have already said, I learn everything here, so it's only fair to share too.
What size cakes did you use?
It was a 6 inch pan and two of 5 1/4 inches
thank you that great
That is why I love this site so much! - We are always sharing and learning something!
The girls look like they have a real knack for doing cakes!!! That's great!!!! Awesome cake too....
I love that is is a family affair. What great memories you are making!
I love pictorials! Yours is great. Thank you for sharing
Wow--what a great family activity! Thanks for sharing your tips.....
What a great idea - I bet your children loved it!
Awesome! That is so great how you have made cake decorating a family activity!!
what a great tutorial and the cake is adorable!!
Thank you all!
Aliaswoman, I see that you found the tutorial by your own
thanks so much for sharing, love the cake. how did you get the gorgeous imprint on the gold plaque?