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alhrayth
« on: May 31, 2010 12:45:42 PM »

So, my friends and I had a big BBQ yesterday, and I was in charge of the cake.
Chatting on MSN with a friends in the weeks prior the party, we got to develop this idea of a quite crazy cake that started with the figurines I made for a cake I made during the Olympics (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=339305.msg3928841#msg3928841 this one), we wante to recycle them because the "guy" of the duo was supposed to come to the BBQ and we wanted to let him see his portrait, LOL.
Then we decided it needed to include the pink stuffed rabbit that is their mascot, and a chicken sitting on a beer can (long story), and a guy selling flowers.... (because one tormented us trying to sell us roses at the last dinner out we had, he kept coming every 5 mins and it turned in a little inside joke).. all as little figurines I made out of a sugar paste.

SO: Overall view - the first tier is green, to mimic a lawn.... the second is lilac only because it's my fave colour, and the beer can is yellow... because I had white and yellow marshmallows and so that's the color that my fondant took, and I didn't change it.



the chicken sitting on top of the beer can, and you can see quite nicely the little sugar paste white and pink daisies I made...


close-up of the guy selling flowers, and you can glimpse the  mascot peeking from behind the beer can


close up uf the mascot


the back of the cake, with the mascot laying down (note its little tail decorated in tiny sugar balls) between the rose-seller and the skaters...


close up of the skaters, with the green lawn, little flowers, and the tiny lilac ballas I used as a border to mask the junction of the two tiers


reaction of my friends


then we took down all the figurines


separated the tiers (the holes are where I inserted plastic drink straws to give a little support to the tier above)


the first tier was a chocolate cake with chocolate/raspberry filling


the second tier was a vanilla cake in three layers, with a cream and strawberry filling


the "beer can" was a chocolate cake (a different recipe from the firts one) with cream cheese/cinnamon filling


the cake was quite a hit with my friends, and after I posted it on facebook I got asked by another friend to make a cake for her birthday party this weekend... and the weekend after that we're planning maybe another party and I hope to recycle these figurines once more.....
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010 12:59:34 PM »

You're gonna be busy.  It's an awesome cake.  I can see why you are suddenly in demand.  Well done.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 02:03:54 PM »

I am watching Cake Boss right now... you could go to work for him! Very nice.
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gardenofnoise
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010 07:40:46 PM »

Great job! I love the detail.
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Mableheartscharlie
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 11:27:33 AM »

Super cute! I guess sugar paste can keep forever in the freezer haha (I was a little discerned at first Im not going to lie haha)S o you didnt use buttercream or anything between the layers? I guess if you were going to separate the layers it doesnt matter

How did the guy like it?

Also I like how you use coloured marshmallows instead of colouring your fondant :] (The smurfs made me literally LOL
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alhrayth
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010 12:48:20 PM »

Super cute! I guess sugar paste can keep forever in the freezer haha (I was a little discerned at first Im not going to lie haha)S o you didnt use buttercream or anything between the layers? I guess if you were going to separate the layers it doesnt matter

How did the guy like it?

Also I like how you use coloured marshmallows instead of colouring your fondant :] (The smurfs made me literally LOL


Thank you to everyone!

ooops I had not thought (yet) of outting the sugar figurines in the freezer... if that's what you meant... I am kind of afraid of the defreezing process. As of now, they're stored in their individual plastic box, wrapped up in some tissue paper, all stored in the coolest part of the house...  They need to survive one more cake at least!!

Yes, one more cake because at the very last minute the guy had to pull out of the BBQ and so I haven't been able to show the figurines to him yet! So we have to plan another party and I have to figure out a way to incorporate the figurines in another cake design for that...

There was nothing between the layers to keep them together (which were assembled on site, not at home, because I was terrified of the travel!), as I had planned of dismantling the cake before serving it... in fact, the lilac cake and the "beer can" even had a cut-to-size cardboard base (the ones made to hold cakes) to make 'em more movable!

I did add a bit of colour to the fondant to get the shades I wanted, but the coloured marshmallows gave me a head start on the colour, instead of having to start from a white base and build up the intensity!
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