28 July 2013

Monster High Cake

Hi Everyone

My dearest friend Evelyn asked me to do a cake for her daughter - our beloved Gabrielle who turned 8 on Sunday. She was telling me that Gabby and her best friend are really into Monster High at the moment. Gabby found a cake she wanted when searching for ideas that I saw a similar design on the CakeCentral. As soon as I completed the sketch of what I wanted, I was so excited to make it.

This cake was a 4" and 6" round tiered checkerboard mud cake, iced in ganache with fondant accents and a bling number 8 (she wanted one as soon as she saw my birthday cake) on the side. I thought I used the original design to create a gum paste initial G for the topper.

The top tier was covered in pink fondant and decorated with purple pinstripe diagonal pattern. The stripes were made using my pasta maker - you could get the same effect with a ribbon cutter. The bottom tier was covered in true black fondant and decorated using diamond cutters and white stripes by using my gum paste gun to make the argyle pattern on the sides. The ball border is fondant in purple, black and pink.

I worked on making the rolled gum paste skull a week before the birthday from a picture of the skull I downloaded off the Internet; then transformed it into a template for cutting the gum paste. I then painted the bow with pink shimmer lustre dust that was mixed with Vodka. I love the extra shine added to the look.

I created a matching birthday card. Please check it out via "巧比工作坊“. I hope you enjoy looking at this cake, I know I can not take my eyes off it.

Happy 8th birthday, Gabby!

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy baking
Beth xx

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