Tutorial - Gravity Defying Cake

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This tutorial was written for the class that we ran, it contains step by step instructions with photos and written instructions.

This item is a 43 page PDF file and will be available for you to download immediately on purchase.  

What is in this tutorial?

  • List of tools and consumables that you will need to complete this project.
  • Equipment that you will need for construction.
  • Basic information on different pastes used and glue.
  • Preparation and reference material.
  • Board support construction.
  • How to build the armature (the framework upon which a gravity cake is built).
  • Pastillage tips and recipe (for the bridge).
  • Making the branches and the blossom.
  • Carving, building and shaping your basic cake.
  • Colouring sugar paste for natural effects.
  • Covering your carved cake to suit your subject.
  • Replicating natural wood effects, grass and stone with sugar paste.
  • Creating details like windows and railings.
  • Branches and trunk assembly.
  • Working with flower paste to create tiny wired blossoms.
  • Taping sugar flowers with twigs to build branches.
  • Working with pastillage paste to build structural pieces.
  • Covering your cake board using sugar rocks and ‘gravel’.
  • Add finishing touches like the rope ladder.
  • Finishing your cake board with ribbon.

Why should you purchase this tutorial?

We see many new shapes and designs coming into the cake decorating world that feature items made with edible mediums being suspended in the air, giving the impression that it is defying gravity. The goal of this tutorial is to teach you to build your own designs and structures at home, by teaching you the basics of how these types of cakes go together, and how you support heavy weight that is edible and delicate!

Planning a cake this like is a big part of getting it right, this will show you how to work out how your structure with stand, and hold it's own weight. You will make use of stainless steel rods, nuts, bolts and hacksaws as you learn how to create the perfect base and stand for your cake.

You will learn how to carve your cake, how to make and use crumb base for those extra tricky bits, and how to cover and decorate your creation.

This item is a 43 page PDF file and will be available for you to download immediately on purchase.  


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