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.
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!
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
....and thankyou very much for the faves! ^^
Thankyou very much
....and thankyou also for the watch and faves, very much appreciated
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
...thankyou for faving
...have you baked anything recently? My efforts were laughable when I fist tried. All you need is more practice
....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