Daily Top 3 - Jun 01, 2012

Billows, Buttons & Roses, Oh My! Cake

This is the first time I have tried the billowing technique. I made this cake for my Mom’s birthday. The bottom tier had the billows and buttons that I made with a mold and then hand painted with gold and copper. The top tier is covered in roses, leave and buttons. I covered it in fondant and then created stripes at the bottom with a little combinations of gold, copper, and silver pearl dust. Then went crazy putting on all the molded pieces I created. For the fondant, I used Wilton fondant and combined it with my white chocolate clay.

Nicole, California

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PChef ...

Amazing!!! So much detail. The billows are awesome. Such a fabulous job.

Nicole Taylor ...

Thanks so much PChef!!!

gail ...

very pretty

CakeFan ...

Simply stunning!!!!

Nicole Taylor ...

Thanks artdecocakesbygali!

Nicole Taylor ...

Thanks CCBN!!!

myyde ...

Awesome cake. I realy like the billowing affect. The top is way awesome.

horsecountrycakes ...

Love it! How did you do the ball?

Nicole Taylor ...

Thanks myyde!

Nicole Taylor ...

@horsecountrycakes: I just baked the cake using a ball pan. Then covered in fondant very carefully, half at a time. Then sat it upright and stuck on all the molded roses and buttons one at a time. Used leaves as fillers and then some edible pearls to fill in small spots that still showed up. It took a ton of time. Two nights straight of staying up until 1:30 in the morning, then back up at 6AM. It was definately a labor of love.

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