LIST OF MATERIAL
gum paste or fondant with CMC
gold dust paint
pearl dust paint
spray gold paint
LIST OF TOOLS
Baroque Wilton Mold
small daisy mold or gem mold
pen or ballpen
Create your own personal patern using Wilton Baroque Mlod.
Then measure one section.
My section was 9cm (3,543") large and 12cm (4,724") high (5,5cm (2,165")belt and 6,5cm (2,559")"lace") more or less.
Ø x ∏ = P (perimeter) => Ø = P (perimeter) / ∏
Now if you want to make just e crown you need only 5 section.
5 section x 9cm (3,543") = 45cm (1'5,717") perimeter => o 14,32cm (5,638")
If You want to make crown cake You need:
8 section x 9cm (3,543") = 72cm (2'4,346") perimeter => o 22,92cm (9,024")
9 section x 9cm (3,543") = 81cm (2'7,89") perimeter => o 25,78cm (10,15")
Remember that if You are making a Crown Cake your pillow must be 2cm (0,787") smaller than a crown!!!
Now just choos wat You want to do!
I decided to make a Crown Cake with 9 section, so I asked my local cake supplies store to cut for me a dummy cake 12cm (4,724") high and Ø 25,78cm (10,15").
If You can't find so high dummy You can glue two or three together to rich height as You want.
Now sign on dummy high of the strip 5,5cm (2,165") and using protractor divide Your dummy in 9 section.
360° / 9 section = 40° for each section
Divide each section in a half just to mark center of each section using diffrent pencil color or a dashed line as it is shown on the photo.
Pin a plastic foil around dummy to prevent that your gum paste or royal icin attached to dummy.
Cut fondant or gum paste strip 5,5cm (2,165") high and 81cm (2'7,89")long.
Put in arround dummy, glue ends with royal icing and pin it to dummy.
Using Wilton Baroque Mlod make all pieces for one section, then starting from bottom to top glue them one at a time and pin them to the dummy.
Do not glue fondant pieces to plastic foil, but between them!!!
When You finished all section start to decorate a strip.
I don't have gem or jewelry molds so I used a samll daisy mold insted.
To make little pearls I used Wilton Baroque Mlod (stripe with small pearls) but I cutt out edges.
Make all pieces for whole strip and glue them one at a time to the strip and pin them to the dummy.
Leave to dry.
Paint all pearls with pearl dust mixed with alcohol and then a whole crown with gold paint.
Be carefull becouse liquid paint can softener your crown! If You use spray gold paint first and after drying paint pearls.
Leave to dry.
Insert a long screw at the center of dummy and then pull out dummy and take out plastic foil.
Be very carefull! Be sure that Your crown is very dry!
Paint with gold pait your crown inside.
In this step I recomended to use only spray gold paint becouse it dry insted.
To create and paint a crown made with 137 pieces I needed 10 hours and 15 min (without counting time to dry), but becouse I did'n have a gold spray paint the next morning I found my crown in this condition...
To fix it it tooks only 45 min. I just glued broken pieces between them one at a time and pined them to the dummy.
Ta ta!!! Your crown is finished!!!
Red velvet pillow it is red velvet cake filled with mascarpone cream cheese with wipped cream and jello gems!
I hope you will like this tutorial and my 21st cake!!!