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25Th Wedding Anniversary
I used many techniques in this cake: stenceling, edible metallic luster painting and many gumpaste flowers: freesias, open penoies, sweet peas and roses.
This is my contribution to the Elegant Indian Fashion Collaboration part2 inspired by one of the gorgeous lehengas from the Gaurav Gupta India Couture 2016 collection. His signature exaggerated ruffles are represented by large folded fondant pieces covered with silver luster with hand painted gold gel paints. The mint drapes were made using poured Flexique. Over one hundred strands of pearls were made from gum paste and then strung from a ribbon created from wafer paper treated with Flexique. The cake is finished with delicate Phalaenopsis orchids with deep magenta centers. Photos by Mike Conway Photography
Christmas cake for a friend. Six inch chocolate fudge cake with dark chocolate buttercream filling, covered with fondant and then sprinkled with sanding sugar to give a snow-covered look. Gumpaste snowflakes dusted with edible luster dust and candy pearls. White chocolate snowflakes dusted with edible sparkly dust are on the cake board. A fun cake to make!
Invited to contribute a project using Simi Isomalt...wouldn't say no! I had my heart set on showing everyone that Sidney's product can literally stand up and defy gravity! No internal structure, The sugar is supported with sugar. Thanks for looking. I think I have a mold problem...silicone that is! I often see silicone molds as a new accessory for my isomalt station inside my studio. I found these chess pieces and have been dying to cast Simi Isomalt in them. Over the summer I saw an interesting game while attending the Star Trek convention; 3D Chess. Completely dazzled and inspired I set a goal to make a similar piece in isomalt. The entire project is Simi isomalt. There is no internal structure, all of the boards and "rods" are assembled with melted isomalt. I created the boards by printing an Icing Images iDesign checkerboard pattern onto Simi Transfer Sheets then I cast Simi Clear Isomalt atop. The pieces were melted clear isomalt cast in two part, 360 design molds. I used TheSugarArt Classic Gold and Nu Silver powder luster colors to dry dust each piece once cooled. The pieces are NOT attached to the project so you can actually play, you just may want to find a Vulcan to show you how. Live Long and Prosper!
Christmas Ornament Cupcakes 2016
Vanilla cupcakes and half balls held together and covered with cream cheese buttercream, covered with tinted Satin ice and white Satin Ice cutouts. The ornaments were dusted with luster dust and Wilton dusts, the cutouts were dusted with ultra white luster dust, caps painted with luster dust. The tissue paper covers the cupcake wrapper and adds to the illusion. No disco dust or glitter used.
Black And Gold Cake
Red velvet cake covered and decorated with fondant. Each swirl was made with a fondant extruder and hand painted with gold edible luster.
Airplane Pilot Shirt With The Hat
Airplane pilot shirt with the hat are all cake. Chocolate and buttercream frosting than cover with fondant. Details are fondant with hand made writing. Gold and silver luster dust for shinny details.
Burgundy And Gold
Cake was wrapped in modeling chocolate, then painted to give it a more rustic feel. The gold was luster dust + lemon extract that was brushed onto the cake.
Offset 6" round on top of 8" round covered in fondant with a birch bark effect. Towers are cardboard tubes covered in fondant. All critters: hedgehog, squirrel, raccoon, fox, rabbit and deer and mushrooms are handmade from fondant. Royal icing piping of vines, leaves and grass. Marblized fondant rock path. Fondant ground embossed with pattern using a rolling pin. Everything highlighted with petal and luster dusts.