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Tinkerbell 3D Stages by ginas-cakes Tinkerbell 3D Stages by ginas-cakes
This is the other cake I have been doing this week. It's been a difficult one as I still can't get my sponge right after getting my electric oven, so will be looking into a new recipe...(any sturdy, tried, tested and tasty vanilla sponge recipes will be extremely appreciated)

It's a 13 inch victoria sponge,with vanilla butter-cream and rasberry jam filling. I used a support rod as it's got to travel a bit of a way.

It's based on a picture of a cookie jar that I was sent photo's of. It's didn't turn out exactly the same as the picture, but as long as it looks 'Tinkerbellish' that's the main thing.....


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:iconlynneconnell63:
lynneconnell63 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
if any use ,i find a Madeira cake is good for carving as it is a dense mix and mini cheese grater or nutmeg grater for smoothing where they will fit . excellent cakes by the way.
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi......and thankyou. Yes, I was using madeira cake but was told 
the victoria sandwich sponge tasted better......so to make life harder 
for myself, thought I'd keep to it. 

I didn't think of a mini grater so thankyou for suggesting it :)
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Emmagraham Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
awsome cake x
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Emma x

Thanks also for the fave of the photo's. I noticed you joined up especially. Do you make cakes? :) 
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shametris Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
These were 13 inch round cakes that were used or was it 13 inch in height. What sizes were the rounds?
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was 13 inches high :)
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shametris Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I actually carved her out but as soon as I got done carving everything except the front indentation on her face..then ahe started falling forward. It was still exciting to see it come alive. Mine wasn't as clean as yours and I think it was because of the cake recipe. also I didnt freeze the cake beforecarving so there were tons of crumbs. Im going to redo it again this weekend using the sour cream recipe from cake central. This time I will freeze a little before carving. The only concern is keeping it from falling over. I didnt have a dowel rod tall enough.  Also I can't put in a cake board support inside because once I start sculpting the board would be sticking out. Super fun and relaxing. I can't wait to do it again.
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

I'm glad that despite a few learning curves, you are enjoying the process.

Firstly, I don't freeze sponge....I didn't know you could actually. My recipe is

quite light which is why it's such a task to carve the things :)

I've heard that pound cake that 'Cake Boss' uses is really good for carving.

 

With keeping Tink upright, after I carved her out, I

had to lift her up, and put her through the support rod that I'd glue-gunned into the

cake board. I put a smaller rod through from her head to the bottom as straight

as I could so it would help guide me to the support rod on the board. I don't know

if this is the correct way of doing it, but it worked for me.

 

I hope that helps a bit. It's sometimes a bit difficult to explain exactly without making it sound

complicated :)

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shametris Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Oh thats great info on the rod. I may try that. I havent tried buddies recipe. Im going to look it up on cake central. The recipe I use is the sour cream almond. Starts with cake mix, tlour, sugar salt then wet ingredients are water sour cream vanilla and if you want almond flavoring. 4 eggs and vegetable oil. Lots of fluff everywhere when carving. But also I have to keepexperimenting with knives.  I miss my old carving knife it didnt rip the cake. Ive been using a paring knife lately. If you look at the pumpkin carvers they also use peelers and those wire things that are used in clay sculpting. Im going to get a potato peeler. Thanks again for the tipa
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cute cake! I love Tinkerbell!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :aww:
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:iconjbailuk:
jbailuk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what do you use to make cakes, reason why i'm asking is i want to try it out and make one for my daughter's 7th:)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi :)
..do you mean the actual cake?...or what it's covered with etc?
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jbailuk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what its covered with:)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The cake is covered first in butter-cream, then sugarpaste/fondant. You can make your own, but I never have, so I use white pre-made shop bought stuff. It works really well, and you can make it whatever colour you want with edible colouring paste :)
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jbailuk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)

i look forward to trying it out myself:)
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PMconfection Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Wow this is AMAZING! I have a tinkerbell themed cake I'm making next week and thought I'd look on here for inspiration.
Is this fondant or modeling chocolate?
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...
...and it's fondant....the bought sort. I've never got round to even trying to make it myself..:)
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ellyrussell Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I love this!!

We have a fantastic recipe that works well with carved cakes, I posted it up on facebook just a few days ago!
[link]

Do you mind if I share with my fans?

Elly
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi...

..ahhhh...thankyou for the link. I'm a bit set in my ways with the recipe. People
have complemented on the sponge so much, that I just struggle along!

..and yes, of course you can share..thankyou for asking. I sometimes get random
people comment that have seen it on-line and I know nothing about the website it was on...it's just nice to know..:)
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Suz4short Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Ginas-cakes, what size cakes did you start out with?! Love your Tink! (my kids used to call my van the "Tink mobile" because I had Tink everywhere! lol
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou very much..:)

...and I used 8 inch tins, and used 4 sponges stacked. It was about 13 inches tall to start out with.
I probably didn't need to make it all that big, but most of my designs are 1-offs, so I never know what
problems I might get into..:aww:

...and have you still got your 'Tink' mobile?
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Suz4short Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Good heavens... I should start writing my info down so I can get back into sites I sign up with! lol... I do still have the "Tink" mobile (just a newer version! lol)... I meant to ask you.. on Eeyore, what did you use to support his head? It doesn't look like there's anything there!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's good to hear about Tink! ^^

....and no, there isn't anything to support Eeyores head. I took a bit of a risk with it and just carved it. I thought if it's too unstable, I'd just take it off the board, and sort a support out. It was a lot more sturdy once I put the icing on and it had hardened a bit ^^
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rosykawaii Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
did you use fondant or modelling chocolate?
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:iconginas-cakes:
ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used fondant.
I've never used modeling chocolate before, but it looks good stuff..:)
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moodybaker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Wow, cool, thank you for sharing!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...:)
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LadyLaryssa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
It's really neat seeing these process pictures you put up! I love seeing all the work that goes into your cakes, from beginning to end. :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou.....and I hope that these sort of pictures help anyone who wants to try do it..:)
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ShanaCathEileen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I don't like Tinkerbell, but she looks amazing.
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...:aww:
...me too. I'm not a fan....and certain not after all the carving she took...:)
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ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work! Thanks for sharing!!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem....I wish I could have shared a little bit of the stress too!...^^
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ArteDiAmore Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha I know that feeling
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:iconmithrilis:
Mithrilis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist
it looks really cool :) thank you for showing the different steps!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou..:aww:
..and sometimes I need to look at the pictures myself to keep me going...:)
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Corpse-Queen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its really nice to see your process on these cakes. You are really amazing with 3d cakes!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou!....the pictures help me alot. I sometimes get a bit deflated half way through, and I have a look back to the first image to give me a boost.
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Alielove19 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Beautiful work and hey she actually doesnt look bitchy and stuck up lol.
i like tinkerbelle but she isnt a favorite xD
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou......and Tinkerbell isn't a favourite of mine either, but she seems to have alot of fans...:D
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Alielove19 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
julia roberts was a cute tinkerbelle from the movie hook lol
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Fairysiren Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WoW. I've never been so impressed, i like cooking but this... You are so patient!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou.. ^^
..and also for faveing, very much appreciated.
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Corycat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Wow! Very impressive work! Almost unbelivable.. :D
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou...:)
..I sometimes find it hard to believe myself when I look at the first picture!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i always love to see your stages Gina, every stage looks so perfect! sorry about your oven! very frustrating!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww thanks Clare. This one had an extra challenge as the whole cake could be seen all the way round without any joins.

....I think my oven has knocked my confidence. The kids wanted a cake for the end of next week and I'm debateing if to do it or not.....
I know I'll get there......just wish it was a bit quicker!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you should do it, the more you do it the sooner you will get your confidence back and figure out the problem :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's true....and now it's a new week, and I've kinda recharged my batteries, I'll get it done.....:)
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