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Ornamental temple cake Stages by ginas-cakes Ornamental temple cake Stages by ginas-cakes
These are a few photo's of the stages of the cake. It was a very enjoyable design as there was barely any cake carving :)
This is a link to the item I based the cake from[link] It was a present that my daughter gave her boyfriend for his Birthday.

Listed here are a few ways that I created items;

Rocks - slightly marbled grey fondant/sugarpaste placed randomly and stippled with a stiff paint brush while still soft. When dried, used food colouring paste to detail.
Bushes - made mid-green, and shaped triangular. After being placed, I used a needle to drag through and fleck. When dried, used food colouring paste to paint shading.
Brickwork - most of the brickwork was made with indents from a small paintbrush and blunt knife, then painted with food colouring when dry to try to create an aged look.
Blossom tree - brown fondant/sugarpaste wrapped around some taped skewers. The blossom is strawberry crystals, and were stuck on to a flat piece of icing over the top.
Roof tiles - Tile pattern was made with a metal ruler on a long piece of fondant/sugarpaste. Despite leaving it to dry, I cut slightly smaller templates from a cereal box to give a bit of extra support for travel.
Temple - rolled fondant/sugarpaste left to dry over 2 days. I made cardboard templates to work out shape and size, then used these to cut around. I made the 3 floors separate, then stacked with the roof tiles sandwiched and glued with royal Icing.
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Gwendelyn Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Question... you don't fill the cake with anything? like in different layers... or are the fillings so close in color to the cake that I just can't see it?
ginas-cakes Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Yea, I fill the cake with Vanilla butter cream. I try and do many thin layers as the 3D cakes

need to stand firm. I put too much in one time and it slid about under the icing! :)

Gwendelyn Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! that has happened to me aswell with "low regular" cakes! :P Not fun!

One can't make to many layers though since one has to be able to spread the cream over the layers without the cake breaking too :P
ginas-cakes Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

You (like me)...must make some very light and fluffy cakes :aww:

I keep meaning to try a different recipe, but people really like how nice the sponge tastes :)

Gwendelyn Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean. I suppose the ability to actually spread the filling on the cake also lies in how hard the filling is :P
DragonReiko Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
oh Holy God i cant believe this i tought is something els not a cake oh dear this is amazing :clap: wonderful job O______O
ginas-cakes Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Thankyou :aww:

....and thankyou very much for the faves! ^^

DragonReiko Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome and keep up the great and amazing works OwO
Enjoycake Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gooooood~! :O You're work is absolutely amazing! O_O It's so inspiring, especially for a baker like me who just started using fondant to make sculptures~! ^-^ (I just did roses and candy fillings at first lol.) 
ginas-cakes Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Thankyou very much :aww:

....and thankyou also for the watch and faves, very much appreciated :)

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