Posts Tagged ‘fondant waves’

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Nautical Baby Shower Cake with Waves

June 3, 2018

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This week I made a really cute wavy baby shower cake for a small group of ladies. The nautical baby shower cake was clean and pretty simple to create.  I started by covering my 6 inch vanilla/chocolate layered cake with white fondant.  The ombre waves were colored layer by layer.  I began with a ball of lightly colored blue fondant, rolled it out and cut a wavy line for the waves. After I placed it on the top lip of the cake I took my ball of light blue fondant and added a tiny bit more blue gel color. A new wave was placed an inch below the top wave of the cake. Each wave I made I added more and more blue gel to the fondant ball.

The red anchor was made five days before the cake was assembled so that it had plenty of time to dry.  Every time I make a centerpiece fondant decoration or a complex decoration I make at least two or three of the item just in case one breaks. That means I have a lot of little leftover random fondant decorations in a box waiting to get used. Everything from bows to crowns and Mickey Mouse ears. In the future, I can always pull from this box of decorations and change it up a bit with gold luster dust or air brush it a new color. This stuff never goes to waste.

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I love incorporating names or lettering with my fondant decorations, like this rope. It adds movement to the cake and is so simple. On my daughter’s 4th birthday cake I used Rapunzel’s fondant hair to  spell out the birthday girl’s name. The sand on the base of the cake was made from crushed graham crackers and white and brown sugar. I put buttercream on the cake board so that the graham mixture would stick on the board.  I hope you enjoyed the my wavy cake!!

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Beach Theme Cake

January 25, 2017

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This week I made a cute little 6 inch vanilla cake that was all about the beach. It was such a simple and clean cake with a few details that really made you look twice to see how it was put together.

The beach chair on top was started 5 days before cake was due. I cut all of the white slats of fondant and let them dry for four days, flipping them over each day. Here’s a link to the template that I used for the chair:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1716241

You have to be very patient when putting the chair together.  Have your royal icing in a bag with a small tip to pipe on little amounts to the joints that hold the chair together. It’s almost like a puzzle.

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I don’t have any sea shell molds so I searched Pinterest on how to make fondant shells. I found these great tutorials at wickedgoodies.net and this is how to make the shells above without a mold:

https://www.wickedgoodies.net/modeling-chocolate-seashell-tutorial/

For the starfish, I cut out a star with a fondant star cutter. I shaped the arms with my fingers, squeezing them at the end to make them thinner. I pressed a rubber mat on the star to give it texture. Last, I painted the star with pumpkin color petal dust to give it a little more dimension.

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The edible sand was made in my food processor with graham crackers, Vanilla Waffers and light brown sugar.  It was delicious sand!