Ruffles, Lace & Jewels

My wedding cake submission for the Utah State Fair took 1st Place. My design was inspired by my mother’s nostalgic pearl purse. I sculpted the heart topper out of Rice Krispie Treats & then covered it with various sizes of pearls & non-pareils. After ruffling the top & bottom tiers, I hand painted their gilded edges. I made 2 sizes of 6 petal gumpaste flowers & embossed them with my dresden tool. I molded brooches for the flower centers & hand painted them with gold & luster dust. I molded dragees using my pearl mold & painted them gold. I also made Isomalt crystals using my pearl mold. I created a 3-dimensional lace in the double barrel middle tier. I molded pieces of lace using various flower lace molds. I added the gold dragees, tiny pearls & the isomalt crystals as well as the 3 sizes of gumpaste flowers. I overpipped some of the flowers using a special technique that I learned from Kathleen Lange. I double crimped the fondant covered baseboard to create a decorative border & then hand painted it gold as well. The entire cake was dusted with super gold luster dust.

Supplies: swiss meringue buttercream massa americana rkt topper sugar pearls nonpareils isomalt luster dust mirror glaze piping gel

Tools: jewel mold pearl mold floral lace molds crimpers flower cutters

Tags: ruffles lace jewels heart double barrel pearls piping

Chantal, Utah, http://chantalscakesanddesserts.com/

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Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

It is exquisite! You did an incredible job on it!

June ("Clarky's Cakes") ...

Lovely…

Antonia Lazarova ...

Gorgeous!!

Jarka Teg Cakes-hobby ...

beautifully

Goreti ...

So lovely

MsGF ...

Beautiful!

Sandra Smiley ...

Beautiful! Congratulations on our win!

Noreen@ Box Hill Bespoke Cakes ...

Stunning.
xxx.

Anka ...

lovely

Calli Creations ...

Congratulations! Beautiful

Dimi's sweet art ...

Amazing!

Pepper Posh - Carla Rodrigues ...

Lovely!

jen lofthouse ...

Pretty

Lallacakes ...

Outstanding!!!!!👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️✨✨✨✨✨✨

Chantal Fairbourn ...

Thank you, everyone! It’s so nice to be applauded by those that are so amazingly talented. You inspire me!

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