This cake was created for my 7 year old daughter's birthday by Gilles, one of our contributors.
It was created using these products which you can find in our store :
- My Wonder Cake - Classic
- Sugar Paste blue
- Tricot Decor Mat - Snowflakes
- Gum Paste - Light Blue
- Tricot Mix - White
Elsa Cake Fondant Tutorial
I got to use Silikomart World silicone mold to make this cake. the few next picture will show you how fun they are.
After baking and cooling I just removed the top of my cakes with a bread knife. I was careful not to cut the mold. I just made the blade flow with the edge.
Look how easy it is to remove them and how sharp they have stayed. The cake did not shrink compare to a metal mold.
See how sharp they are.
Now to get serious. I got this doll and I am wraping her leg and head with plastic wrap. So that the doll will not be in contact with the cake.
Let stack the cakes.
If you have notice. I have stacked the cakes all in the front. I do not want it to be in the center and I make sure that the height of the cake is perfect with the doll.
Using a knife I am making a hole to receive the doll.
Inserting the doll in to the cake. I also have put some chocolate ganache inside to hold the doll properly.
Now cutting the cake to give it a dress shape. I also cut some wave into the dress.
I apply a first coat of chocolate ganache. On the second coat I smooth all the area of the dress to give it its final shape. I love using chocolate ganache for those cake.
After rolling the sugar paste. I make a cut into it. I will be wrapping the dress around.
From the front to the back. I wrap the dress around the cake. That part is delicate and one must take it's time. I overlap the sugar paste and make the seem into a fold of the dress. the way it will not show.Can you see the seem? Even me I wonder where it is. Taking my time I place the sugar paste where I want and follow the shape of the cake. Yes there is some extra wave into the dress. That is the fun part. We adjust the sugar paste to our liking.
If you notice, I have press the sugar paste to almost nothing at the waste. It as to be a delicate transition.
Covering the arm with a tin piece of sugar paste. on this arm I put the seem under. With another tin piece of sugar paste I do the front part.
Now to finish the top with another piece of sugar paste. I have pre-cut the piece to fit properly on the top and bottom. Overlap the seem in the back. It will be hidden later.
Using a small icing tip I give a texture to the top part of the dress.
Now that she has removed her facial mask. I fixed the hair with some CMC glue that I made previously.
Now to give some shading and luster. Using Silikomart World silver pearl dust. I apply a coat on her dress giving more attention to the top part and also on her arms. Do you see the shine that it give ?
After looking at her I decided to make her cape. Using some paper towel I have made some space to use between the cape and the dress. The cape is made out of Silikomart World gumpaste so that it will stay in place after that I remove the paper towel. And for the fun of it. You will see it one the other picture .
I have press the gum paste cape into the tricot snow mold to give it a texture.
Here is a better view on how I placed the paper towel.
The cape is only attach to the doll on the top part with some CMC glue.
I have curve the sugar paste by the inside to give it some movement.
Her you see a better view of the in-print on the cape. I filled the board with some royal icing.
Now to make the letter for the name. I love those silicone mold from Silikomart World they are so flexible and I could use them them with so many product. From sugar paste to chocolate, gummies and even isomalt.
After that I have filled the letter I just remove the excess with my spatula.
So here she is. I added a few tricot snowflake and one in her hand.