How do I even start talking about this? It was for a Friday the 13th party! So of course, Jason was invited, and the Mummy Boy was the Guest of Honor. -- According to my planning sketch below, I thought the mummy head and the mask would be much smaller, but I calculated it wrong, and i didn't have a smaller baking bowl. However, all the elements were still there. I made the mask with fondant, drew in the red with food coloring markers, and then airbrushed the mask until it looked dingy and yucky (but awesome)! I fondant covered the cake -- again with the stacking! -- and lightly airbrushed it with black that made it look more dingy and yucky (but awesome)... then instead of using corn syrup for the blood, i used a mix of strawberry and boysenberry syrup with some strawberry jam to thicken it up a bit. It was the perfect consistency to make it look dingy and yucky (but awesome)! I didn't want to use corn syrup, cuz it would have just been sweet, and i felt like that wouldn't have taste well with the cake -- red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream... it was fun making the blood drips, and messing up the Mummy Head with my hands and finger prints and "blood" spatters, making this possibly one of my "easier" cakes! Oh, and there was the knife in the background as well, dripping blood, adding to the cake being dingy and yucky - BUT AWESOME!
Noooo, it wasn't an ice cream cake! It was a birthday cake for two little girls for their 3rd and 4th birthdays, based on the Disney movie, FROZEN! One was Elsa and the other was Anna (how totally cute!). This was really my first time trying to make fondant figures. I still haven't gotten around to experimenting with modeling chocolate, but i have a feeling that may be coming up some time soon. Anyway, here's are some photos. I hope you like them! Vanilla rainbow cake with chocolate frosting on the inside. Buttercream finish, with fondant snowflakes, with sparkly sugar crystals. I'm pretty proud of the whole thing, though I have to admit, I still have a hard time stacking cakes. I feel like i'm doing something wrong, you see how there's a "buckle" in the cake?? It's ok if you don't see it - haha!
Mel and Dewi's 10th anniversary! The BF offered to do a cake for them, so I made him help. Well, he normally helps anyway, with the clean up and other things, but I actually let him touch the cake this time!
It was a delicious yummy chocolate cake with vanilla cream filling and fresh strawberries... yumm yummmm! It was so moist, that the figures couldn't stay on the cake and was starting to sink in! Luckily for me, and my genius mind, I cut out a heart shape from a paper plate and used it as support, and the figure stayed upright til the cake was cut *whew!*
Considering that I had very little experience making figures out of fondant, I'd say I did a pretty decent job, don't you think? The glasses were made with wafer paper that I recently bought to do some experiments. I drew on it with an edible marker, and used an x-acto knife to cut it out, then used tweezers and a bit of water to stick it to the figures.
Isa S. Chu
In 2010, Isa Chu decided to try her hand at decorating cakes - something detailed, something artistic, something fun, something tactile, something sweet, and something challenging - so she did, as Diva's Cakes and Confections.
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