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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 Featured By Owner 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?
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner 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! :)

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Gwendelyn Featured By Owner 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
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner 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 :)

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Gwendelyn Featured By Owner 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
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DragonReiko Featured By Owner 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
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Thankyou :aww:

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

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DragonReiko Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome and keep up the great and amazing works OwO
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner 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.) 
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner 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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Enjoycake Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ll you're very welcome and completely amazing~! :D Lol.
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:meow:
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lynxmom Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
so marzipan wouldn't work well in some of the decoration? I'd much rather nom marzipan than something hard, so I was just wondering...
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yea...I think Marzipan would work for a few parts of the cake, and I agree that
it would taste better ^^ I don't really think of using it.
The fondant icing only goes hard on the outside and helps to keep structure and shape. The inside is still really
soft which can be a problem on a hot humid day :)
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juliapr689 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
unreable cool!
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou! ^^
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juliapr689 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
UNREAL COOL
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KiusLady Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy awesome!! :)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :)
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous... I would never want to eat such a beautiful peace!! But I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks :D
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou....:D
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist
you're welcome!
lol i just realized i spelled "piece" as "peace".. d'oh!
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piojote Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I....Canīt eat this artpiece :)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:aww:

...thankyou for faving :)
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piojote Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your welcome.

Iīm very amazed for your great work :)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...:meow:
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Crystaleyz Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
genius
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou ^^
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Crystaleyz Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Thanks for the run down on the process!
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! ^^
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darkdb Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
wow amazing cake! im sure your daughters boyfriend was very surprised :)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :)
...and yes, he was very surprised ^^
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Phoenix-Khaine Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Outstanding work yet again - puts my meagre efforts to shame.
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou very much!

...have you baked anything recently? My efforts were laughable when I fist tried. All you need is more practice :)
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Phoenix-Khaine Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I'm making a cheesecake for saturday - I'll try and get some pictures up :)
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool....I have never made cheesecake, so looking forward to seeing it :)
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Phoenix-Khaine Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
It's a new york one as well - so really looking forward to how it turns out but nervous as hell to boot :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What's the difference?

....and I'm sure you'll do a great job. If you've got time, you could do 2. 1 for practice, and one for show :)
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Phoenix-Khaine Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Done the practice - now it's time for show :) And the recipe is a New York Cheesecake, vanilla, lemon rind, lemon juice and sour cream in cream cheese :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sounds lovely :hungry:....can't wait!

...maybe you could put up the recipe? :D
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