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May 1, 2012, 8:56:41 AM
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Eeyore Stages by ginas-cakes Eeyore Stages by ginas-cakes
Eeyore cake stages.........


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:iconkimchezz:
Kimchezz Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi Gina, love the cake!!! I have been asked to do a Eeyore cake for a 1st birthday so I google imaged it ;0) so glad I found your cake and this site. I noticed you said you covered it completely in fondant, how did you smooth the ears and arms so well against the main part of the cake?? They look seamless! Which I thought is only possible with modelling chocolate, is there a secret to it as I have never managed it..???

Thanks, Kim xx
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi Kim,

....Firstly, thankyou! Considering I only have the image on this website, it seems to have had a bit of interest outside of it.

I keep meaning to have  go at modeling chocolate. It looks like you can do a lot of detailed things. 

.....anyway, I use boiling water and a paint brush. I got to the point that I couldn't get the sugarpaste/fondant as smooth as I wanted and didn't want any joins to be seen. It is risky though with getting it too wet/not wet enough, but I started this one early enough to re-ice if needed.

Is that one of your cakes picture on you home-page Kim?
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:iconkimchezz:
Kimchezz Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your answer, I'll do a test join before I start.

yes that is my cake, it went on top of a 2 teir cake for my friends little boys birthday, he didn't want to eat it bless him, I should have used styrofoam instead of cake so he could have kept it :0) 

I'll let you know how Eeyore went 😊
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's the only reason I got into cake....for the kids. They are so genuinely happy and amazed that it's a cake, and can remember that, over any presents they got :)

Its a shame that I couldn't link you to the process of the cake. I uploaded day-by-day photo's with explanations and difficulties I occurred. I had to delete them as a woman used the finished design to advertise a tuition DVD along with other peoples cakes and was charging $50. Thankfully due to people who know my work on dA I had someone message who recognised it, and I let the website know who took it down and banned the user.

......anyway, yes please.....let me know how you get on. If theres anything else you'd like to ask, don't hesitate. I've got a fb account if that's easier for you message rather than keep logging in to deviantart :)
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:iconkimchezz:
Kimchezz Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I have just sent a friend request ;0)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
....just accepted. You make it my 29th friend I think :lol:
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:iconlynnpi:
Lynnpi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Beautiful cake. Wondering how you carved the head? And are the arms fondant?  Thank you for any and all help.  Have never carved something like this before, and wondering where to start.  
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi,
 Firstly, thankyou :)

And the head was carved as I went along. I had to judge the shape and hoped the structure would hold up as I didn't use a support rod through the middle.
This cake was made over three or four days. This was so everything had a chance to settle and harden as I went along which helped the cake keep it's shape.

...and yes, the arms are fondant.

Hope this helps, and I will be glad to help more if you need it.
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:iconlynnpi:
Lynnpi Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Thank you for the info.  I stacked and froze my cake a few days ago, and I am just gun shy to make the first cut.  I am just not sure where to start the cutting.  If you have any more advice that would be great.   I did tell my daughter if I screwed it up she would get eeyore's tail.   She just laughed and said fine.  S at least I have a back up plan.  Thanks again!! 
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the late reply....up to my eyeballs in cake :lol:

...it's really a matter of shaving a bit off at a time and seeing what you can get it down to. It
helps to make it slightly thinner than the character your making as the icing plumps it
out a bit. Theres been loads of times I've carved it exact, and after covering with icing, the end result looks tubby :)

Hope that helps, and good luck. Let me know how you get on.
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fraky112 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student
Hello first of all you this is adorable.. Can you please tell me how you carved the head?

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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou!
...and I have sent you a reply. If I can help you with anything else, just ask :)
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Kirstie77 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Can you explain how the head is supported please? I'd like to do this for a belated birthday cake for myself!!! Hahaha, too close to Christmas for more cake and sweet stuff so doing end of this month instead! Plus would it work as a choc fudge? Thank you in advance. Hope this works it's my first comment on deviant!!!!!! 
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Hi :)

....and I didn't use a support for the head. As it was a one-off, I carved and shaped as I went along. I thought that if the head was

unstable, I would use a support rod. It supported itself quite well as I layered the icing on. I made this over 3 or 4 days so that each stage of covering had a good chance

to set a bit.

...and do you mean if the cake would work as chocolate fudge?

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:iconkat8617:
kat8617 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I'm so happy I found this site, and found your amazing work!
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww....thankyou ^^


..and thankyou very much for the watch and faves! :)
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:iconreneel-s:
ReneeL-S Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
This may be a silly question but interessted in how you made this cake and just wondering how you access the scrapbook
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No....that's ok :)
If you click on gallery on my home-page, on the top left hand corner it has browse and scrapbook.
If there is anything I've not explained, feel free to ask.
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:icontiefenschaerfe:
Tiefenschaerfe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... this looks so tasty :D How do you manage not to disturb the cake itself while covering it with the marzipan?
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...by just being really careful....but I uses roll out icing/fondant to cover it as it's softer, and dries firm...:)
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:iconsexysnowtiger:
sexysnowtiger Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I just absolutely love Eeyore and you really did him justice! What an Amazing Cake!!
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou very much...:aww:
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:iconflameshaft:
flameshaft Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
This is really nice! May. Ask what you used (the colorful stuff)? I am a complete newbie at these things...

thank you!
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou..:aww:.....and its roll-out icing/fondant. It's pre-made and you can buy it from most of the big shops here in the uk, but I'm not sure about Europe.
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:iconflameshaft:
flameshaft Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome...:)
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:iconsusanscakery:
SusansCakery Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
love love love it well done x[link]
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou very much....:aww:
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:icontoughspirit:
ToughSpirit Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very awesome to see the process.
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For me as well.....I never quite know if it's going to look like I imagine it....
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:icontoughspirit:
ToughSpirit Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I know what you mean.
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:iconlenslady:
lenslady Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks sooooo much for breaking this down. I haven 't done much sculpting and this will be a good challenge for me.
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your very welcome my friend..:hug:
...It's still a right pain, but at least looks possible from the photo of the 3 stacked sponges.
I took a bit of a risk putting the photo's in my scraps on the evening i'd finished a step. I thought if I was going to have any problems, I'd sort it out and show how I did....:)
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:iconmadwarf:
madwarf Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Very cool Love it
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...
...I loved it a bit more onece I'd finished it....;)
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:iconmadwarf:
madwarf Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I know that feeling well esp when your half way through and you find something is not quite working the way it should......fun :)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes indeed...:)
...This week it's the freekishly hot weather here.....I'm sure I could pipe the fondant at the moment!
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:iconmadwarf:
madwarf Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
we are averaging 15 degrees Celsius this week..near perfect for Hungarian frosting And any other chocolate icings:)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...sounds perfect too...
Thankfully this morning it's cooled right down...for the moment. I'll have to get the icing on while I've got the chance, and stick a fan in front of it....:giggle:
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Vampyratekitty Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gonna be a great help! I'm contemplating on doing something similar with a my little pony for a friends birthday in a while, and it's really helpfull to have a step by step guidline! May I ask what the white coating under the fondant is? I read about using luke warm peach jelly to help the fondant stick and to keep the cake moist, but this is something else, right?
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope it helps you with your cake.....I think I put on the comments that I have all the single photo's in my scrapook with little notes.
..and the white coating is vanilla butter-icing.....:)
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:iconkiuslady:
KiusLady Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
So fun seeing the progression :)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou.....:)
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DanielPoniatowski Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I was always thinking how you do this, now i know ;)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)...It's a slow process, but looks more possible when it's broken down...
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:iconevamacias:
EvaMacias Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww its too cute not to eat!!!
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...
...and thanks for faveing...:)
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:iconevamacias:
EvaMacias Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
you're welcome!
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:iconiskadesign:
IskaDesign Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Very awesome to see all the stages you go through with a single cake :B
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...and I do look back and wonder how I got there sometimes..:)
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