Cake Decorator monika72

Monika Renner

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About monika72

I have always loved to bake. Nothing fancy and usually no decoration other than a little powdered sugar. I stumbled across those cupcake bouquets with roses piped on them in May 2013. My cousins 40th birthday was coming up and I wanted to make one for her. I have to admit I went more than just a little overboard with it. The round styrofoam base (12" diameter) was way too big. That meant piping a huge amount of roses on cupcakes for someone who is not used to piping. Also I did not realize that it may be smart to fill the vase with stones or some before glueing on the styrofoam. The whole thing become very top heavy. But at the end I got it done and it made it safe to its location. That's how it started. From there I tried a few cakes with the star fill technique and after that came fondant and gumpaste. To get fondant here in Germany it is - to me anyway - very expensive. I searched the internet and I started to make my own. Which I still do and very happy with. Same goes for the gumpaste. As of right now I am still exploring all those different techniques. I usually bake my cakes and make the decorations during the week after work (still have a day job....) and start decorating Friday. I enjoy looking at other people's work, reading about their experiences with different tasks and admire their talent. I have had so much fun since I started with decorating and I am super exicted about what is still to come my way.

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  • Golden Wedding Anniversary Chocolate cake with a cherry filling, vanilla Swiss merengue buttercream, dark chocolate ganache covered in fondant for the bottom tier....
  • Lace Wedding Cake Chocolate cake with vanilla smbc and a cherry filling for the bottom tier. The middle and top tier are vanilla butter cake with chocolate...
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles This cake has brought back so many memories. When I was a teenager I used to watch the cartoons together with my sister who is six years...
  • Crib Cake Chocolate mud cake with swiss meringue buttercream filled with berry jam. The decorations are made from regular and modified fondant.
  • Elephant Cake The bottom tier is chocolate cake with a vanilla swiss meringue butterceam and some mixed berry jam for the center and white chocolate...
  • Hamburger Cake Vanillla and Chocolate Cake filled with a berry jam, smbc and covered in fondant. Decorations are made from modeling chocolate.
  • Minion Cake Gluten Free Chocolate Cake filled with cherries, smbc covered in dark chocolate ganache and fondant. Decorations are made from modeling...
  • High Heel With Metallics The task was to take the colors from a pair of sneakers and use them with a high heel. I am happy with the outcome.
  • 60Th Birthday Cake This was so much fun to make. love those patchwork cutters. Just make sure you roll your gumpaste thin. I had mine on a 6 with the...
  • Bbq At My Department We had a BBQ at my department and a grilled pig was served. So this is the cake I made to go along with it. All the decorations such as the...
  • Three Tier Wedding Cake With Edible Lace Three tier wedding cake with edible lace.
  • High Heel Inspired By Christian Louboutin My first gumpaste shoe. It was quite a challenge, but I am very happy with the outcome.
  • Travel The World Geocaching The stickers are edible images. The handle and latches are made from gumpaste.

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