The Dark Tower

This was my contribution to the “Happy Birthday Stephen King” collaboration. It was an honor to work with such talented sugar artists from all over the world. Make sure to visit the official collaboration page to view all of the amazing pieces! www.facebook.com/HappyBirthdayStephenKing

This series holds a special place in my heart. Inspired by my husband, my very own Roland Deschain.

Being such a vast series it was difficult to decide on what to do. This cake sums it up without having to go into spoilers. Members of the Ka-tet will see the connections. ;)

Inspiration for the tower was sampled from several versions with my own spin. The opening of the tower reflects the cover of Book 7, “The Dark Tower” and the front bottom tier is from the first book, “The Gunslinger”. Even the font for the writing is the same as in his books. In total the cake is 27" tall. The tower is constructed of sculpted styrofoam that’s decorated with modeling chocolate and fondant with gumpaste windows, painted details, except the top one. It’s an edible image on a sugar sheet. I made a mold for the roses that are made of gumpaste. A little relief art on bottom from modeling chocolate and fondant. The scenery was airbrushed and figures placed afterwards, then painted with edible gels and powders. The cake board was a little tricky, but I got the hang of it about a 1/4 ways around. The lettering is on wafer paper.

You can also view more detail shots on my fb page. Thanks so much for looking. This collaboration was super fun. :D

www.facebook.com/workofheartcakes

Supplies: modeling chocolate modelling tools styrofoam gumpaste wooden skewers exacto knife edible colours edible powder colors luster dust molds airbrush airbrush colors vodka printed wafer paper cake boards hot glue gun hot glue silicone mold paint brushes sugar sheet

Tools: exacto knife airbrush modeling tools hammer hot glue gun silicone mold sugar shapers both firm and soft paint brushes edible images freezer

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Teresa Frye ...

Amazing!!!

Stephanie Ables ...

Yay! Thanks, Teresa! Wouldn’t have done it without you. :)

Sugar Duckie (Maria McDonald) ...

Beautiful

Jenny Kennedy Jenny's Haute Cakes ...

Seriously brilliant design Stephanie!!! Makes me wish I had read that series!

Stephanie Ables ...

Thank you, Sugar Duckie! And thank you, Jenny! There’s still time. haha. You won’t regret it. There is a huge following of this series for a reason. The audio books are up on youtube, but I will still recommend the books for the finer details. :)

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Love that tower!!!! Great job!!! xxx

Stephanie Ables ...

Thanks, Ana! :D

Calli Creations ...

That is amazing!!! Wow!! Fantastic detailing, Yes, That tower is ace!!

Janice Barnes - Jan's Sugarland of Cakes ...

One of my favorite pieces from the collaboration!

il mondo di ielle ...

Amazing!

Mila - Pure Cakes by Mila ...

Amazing work!

Love Life, Eat Cake! by Michele ...

Amazing!

Blossom Dream Cakes - Angela Morris ...

Fantastic!!

Goreti ...

beautifully done

Jean A. Schapowal ...

Stunning!

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