Daily Top 3 - Jul 30, 2013

A Dark Birthday Cake

A very different cake that I created for a young man turning 15. I was asked to make something dark, inspired by his interests, which included scary movies and Stephen King novels. The tree is hand painted gumpaste over a wire frame. I also sculpted the raven from gumpaste. The rock work on the bottom was created from rice cereal treats, covered with fondant. I created texture on the fondant with royal icing, and then hand painted all the colors and also the black vines. The main vine in the middle is gumpaste. I used a mold for the fondant skulls – I would’ve driven myself crazy making all those from scratch! I had fun hacking them up and embedding them in the ‘rock’ at different angles, lol. I am really loving painting on cakes, and am always amazed at how color transforms everything. This cake was all white at one point, and I was afraid of not getting the depth that I wanted into it, but seriously love how it turned out. Each cake I do teaches me something! The top tier was lemon cake with lemon buttercream filling, and the bottom tier was chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling. I enjoyed creating this cake, and am glad it was well received!

Tonya Alvey, www.facebook.com/madhousebakes

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curiAUSSIEty custom cakes ...

This is absolutely stunning in a dark and scary way but then I love those types of cakes. You really pulled this off and excelled in every way, I simply love it!!! I will be sharing this one on fb.

Laura Loukaides ...

Oh my goodness, this is incredible!!
I can’t believe how amazing this is, the detail is outstanding!!
Great work, this needs to be in the top 3!! Xx

Goreti ...

Wow, what an amazing cake!

Chris Jones ...

absolutely amazing…incredible details – you nailed it:)

Cake Creations by ME - Mayra Estrada ...

wow, love it.

Happy ...

New favorite!

miettes ...

Dark, scary…. but absolutely amazing!

curiAUSSIEty custom cakes ...

I am soooo happy this made the top 3 so well deserved!!

Callicious Cakes ...

WOW!!! that is remarkable!!! love the eeriness you have created and the colouring… your an artist!!

Elli Warren ...

Amazing cake!! just brilliant!! :-)

Sonia Parente ...

WOOOOOOW

Clairella Cakes ...

Very cool cake!

Ciccio ...

Wow amazing

Tonya Alvey ...

Thank you all so very much for looking and commenting on my cake. Very much appreciated! xxx

Happy ...

This should be the cake of the day!

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