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Take On Texture

Posted by Satin Ice, on Jun 25, 2019

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Texture comes in all shapes, sizes and colors - go behind the cake to see what inspired the artist and how she achieved her dramatic fondant effect.

BLUE

Inspiration: I had this idea and I wanted to a creative play on an ocean spray.





Water drops: I wanted to try using clear Isomalt to do create the ocean spray. I love the texture it created with water drops on the bottom tier. 





BRIGHT GREEN

Inspiration: The crumbling buildings in Philadelphia while my husband and I were out enjoying the city. 


The bright green fondant was such a cool color I thought it would be a funky take on a weathered look.


Wood Grain Texture: I used a Dresden tool to give a wood grain texture to the fondant to add a bit of visual appeal throughout. 






Rough edges: Using an Exacto in a jagged pattern, I peeled back the corners trying to achieve a crumbled texture.


    


Artist Jenna Jenkins of Butter Sugar Flour, is a Philadelphia native with 10 years in the cake industry. Almost completely self taught, she currently specializes in sugar flowers of all kinds both fantasy and botanically correct. She has a love for whimsical and eclectic combinations of colors, textures and techniques - but also loves a soft ethereal moment from time to time.

Follow Jenna and her cake journey here..

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