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!
i went around and around in circles, and i swear i cut like 3 versions of stencils, before i finally figured out that all i had to do was to cut the letters out of fondant.... -_-
my boyfriend DG took the photo of me (with my new kitchen in the back!) starting to cut out the white fondant letters. DG also keeps posting things up before i even get a chance to post up the "official" Chu On Cakes photos! sheesh -_- but I'll take it all as a compliment :) --- Awesome. Thanks hunn
Also was introduced to a new tool - Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife!!! came in very handy, you can see the tip in the second photo above. Thanks to @msbautista for the tip, it was xacto on point! (har har har)
those oreo cookie looking things on the side of the cake are actually fondant molds of a wheel from one of Cody's toys. they mold didn't work as well as the Beyblades, but the wheels ended up ok...
this challenge was really fun!
oooh, one cool thing... after i took a photo of the cake, my phone gave me an alert - google goggles recognized the harley-davidson logo!
I really haven't done anything with fondant in awhile. Most of my cakes have been buttercream finish... i was beginning to miss my fondant fun! So my bf's nephew turned 7 this past labor day weekend. He wanted a beyblades cake! actually, i'm not sure if he wanted it, or it was his uncle's idea???
so... what the hell is/are beyblades?????
so... after some research on the internet, i decided the most feasible is to to make a cake that is a stadium, and put real beyblades on it.......... OR.... i can make fondant beyblades! it was a fantastic caking adventure that i'm sure i will repeat again - especially since now i have two very specific beyblade molds! See the slideshow below with captions that narrate the process.
so, here we go:
Isa S. Chu
In 2010, Isa 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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