Friday, October 1, 2010

Purple Pillow Cake

After a long week of engineering grad school, I worked again this evening at Apple-Butter Bakery.  Here's today's creation:

 

When I got there this afternoon, this cake was already crumb-coated.  I covered it in fondant and did all of the quilting and pillowing.

For the first time ever, I got to use an airbrush!

I airbrushed the entire cake in pink and then went over it with purple to make the color richer.  I finished it off with a pearl sheen all over.  The camera doesn't fully capture the color-- I was really happy with how it came out.

I made pearls for the edges using a pearl mold and airbrushed those as well.  The tassels on each of the corners were made using an extruder.  Getting the pearls to stay on was a real pain in the butt, but I ultimately prevailed... ;)


Finally, I made some fantasy flowers.






The cake as shown is incomplete-- it will have a princess crown on it and a little banner with the birthday girl's name. 


More sugary goodness coming your way soon... :)

17 comments:

  1. Such an awesome cake!! It's beautiful!

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  2. this cake looks so real! awesome job!

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  3. awesome job...such talent
    thnx for sharing
    anna

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  4. carol Goodell a.k.a. "Aunt Wombat"February 5, 2011 at 6:13 PM

    This pillow glows and sparkles!!!
    It is gorgeous in all ways, Roxanne!
    Love,
    Aunt Wombat

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  5. These are all great, I've looked at your web album and it's pretty impressive. What do you usually use for fondant?

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