Satin Ice Cake of the Month:
Describe the cake, details and techniques: I created this cake for the That Takes the Cake Competition hosted by Capital Confectioners. The cake won 1st place in the individual tiered show cake category and took best of individual showcakes as well.
I used several different medium and techniques for the cake, including hand painting, gum paste flowers, Royal Icing Flowers, Flexique Lace, Stringwork and hand modeling. The dress is sculpted out with a 50/50 mix of modeling chocolate and fondant. The bustling on the back is tylosed fondant with flexique lace details.
What is the inspiration for this winning cake?
The cake was inspired by a Mak Taumang gown that caught my eye. I loved the use of color, florals and the back profile of the gown.
I've seen so many cakes inspired by it now. Truthfully, if I had known I might have chosen a different gown, but I'm glad that I was early on the trend. It's a beautiful gown and it's fun seeing all the different interpretations. It's interesting to see how people focus their inspiration.
How much time did you spend creating this cake? Hours and hours….I know that is the worst answer ever, right? The majority of the time was spent sculpting out the dress and placing all of the flowers. I majorly underestimated the amount of toothpick roses I needed and ended up making 3 times as many. I would say, in total, at least 50-60 hours.
What do you do while you work? I listen to music and try to keep my 3 year old out of my Satin Ice stash!!!
Do you think your cake could be a winner? Cake of the Month winners receive 3 Satin Ice 5lb. pails of their choice! Submit your cake today - and be automatically entered for a chance to win FREE SATIN ICE!