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.....
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
Thanks also for the fave of the photo's. I noticed you joined up especially. Do you make cakes?
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
..do you mean the actual cake?...or what it's covered with etc?
Is this fondant or modeling chocolate?
...and it's fondant....the bought sort. I've never got round to even trying to make it myself..
..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..
...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..
...and have you still got your 'Tink' mobile?
....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 ^^
i like tinkerbelle but she isnt a favorite xD
....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!