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Topic: If you aren't going to the sea... bring the sea upon your cake!  (Read 2813 times)
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alhrayth
« on: July 29, 2010 05:10:31 AM »

So, I got invited to dinner chez some friends last week and I decided to bring a cake (well, it was kind of expected, as I am always the cake maker at our gatherings), but had not much time to plan it. Tackling marshmallow fondant was not on plan, so I decided for a lemon cheesecake with some sugar paste decorations...


The day before I made the sugar paste decorations - made the past, let it cool a few hours, coloured it and shaped the different figurines:



a purple octopus (which got 7 tentacles because I ran out of space)


a couple of little crabs (this one was my favourite)


some stars and seashells


a little fish that I made in two parts, to have the front and the tail separately pop up from the "water"


so the next day I made a lemon cheesecake - it turned out pretty yummy I have to say! - and I let it cool a little, but apparently not long enough before pouring some blue-tinted jelly (so it cracked a lot - but in the end I thought it added to the "sea" effect)...


put it in the fridge to solidify till the very last minute, then I decorated it still in the pan (I had a 45min car ride to get to the party).. some crumbled cookies to make the sand, and all the figurines stuck on with a bit of glucose...


from the close-up taken at the party you can see how the jelly seeped on the sides od the cake and gave a really cute effect... and how the little sugar seaweeds bits melted a little in the jelly which was melting in the heat as well - so that during the car ride the octopus traveled a litle around the surface and the tentacles were a bit re-arranged...


but overall, it was a fun cake made without too much effort, and my friends had fun with it!
I hope you like it too!
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010 06:05:32 AM »

Wait a minute... Is that a rainbow cheesecake I see!?!?
It's awesome Cheesy I love the little starfish and the crabs :3
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010 06:06:34 AM »

great work...... love the crabs!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010 06:19:16 AM »

It is so cute - love it!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010 06:28:57 AM »

so cute! May I ask how you make sugar paste?
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010 06:58:45 AM »

Looks lovely! I wouldn't want to cut into it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010 07:21:38 AM »

I'm so likely to borrow this idea.... It's great!!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010 09:05:37 AM »

Ooo, that is such a gorgeous cake. The colors are so pretty and I love the detail of the "sand"...And of course all the critters are adorable. Awesome awesome job.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010 03:33:20 PM »

i love your cake! i'm sure it tasted great too because i have had jello cheesecake before and it's yummy! great job!
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010 03:38:14 PM »

i wish your food blog was in english! your cooking looks so good. you should put a google translate button. that way people like me can just click that button and your whole page is translated.
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