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« on: November 18, 2009 03:23:29 AM »

This is a fondant covered dark fruit cake. As summer is coming to Australia thick and fast, I very nearly got to the wrist slashing stage with this one purely because the humidity here was about 80% which made the fondant sticky and difficult to work with.
I had covered a the cake the previous night when the humidity had dropped. It looked fab. The next morning I moved it to put onto the fondant covered cake board and one of the cakes fondant sides tore off!!!! ARRRRRRGGGHHH! I did the dance of a thousand tanty's (tantrums) then deep some deep breathing and rolled out a replacement piece of fondant and mended it. The "fix" was almost seemless. Phew!

The shoes were another source of headache. The pastillage wasn't behaving itself in the humidity so I resorted to using a piece of acetate film and florist wires to get the shoes to keep their shape. I live on the midnorth coast of NSW and the cake is being taken to Brisbane which is more humid and tropical than here! So I was hedging my bets.

But as you can see, it all came together and the client was very pleased with it.

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009 03:48:34 AM »

this is adorable!


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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2009 10:10:14 AM »

Omg this is too cute! Reminds me of one they did on the TLC show 'Cake Boss' recently!

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009 11:12:34 AM »

wow, it looks fab!- i wish i could do cakes like that Sad

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010 06:25:02 AM »

I want that cake on my birthday. That so girlish and fabulous.  Cheesy  Kiss  Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010 07:32:07 PM »

That is so cute!  What a great idea and great job!

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010 11:39:48 AM »

What an absolutely delightful cake.  Sure was worth all that trouble.  It's beautiful.
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010 06:03:01 AM »

Wow, you did a great job on that.  Lovely work on the details.   Smiley

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