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... :)


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

  2. this cake looks so real! awesome job!

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

  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!
    Aunt Wombat

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

  6. You are really amazing. Love your work.

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