That cake is a dummy cake. It's a very nice 6x8 inch round piece of styrofoam. It takes the edge of my baking needs, but I'm not desperate enough to eat it. Talk to me after another 10 pounds and I might be singing a different tune!
Recently I made a friend's wedding cake. There was no reason whatsoever for her to pay $800 for a three tier cake when I could make it for $100. Baking skills can save you a lot of money. So can having a wedding cake that is mostly styrofoam. Her cake had two layers of styrofoam and one layer of real cake. She still cut her cake, it looked amazing, nobody knew the difference but it saved hours of baking, and a lot of supplies. Those layers of cake each cost $3. Consider it.
This is the first in a series I'm calling Make That Cake. This cake is a small one tier beauty. I'll be making cakes in all shapes and sizes and pieces of styrofoam. Again, I'm getting married people. I need to not be near cake for a while.
This is probably the simplest of the cakes I'll be doing. It is elegant, simple, modern, and lovely. If you repeated this design over two or three or more tiers, you'd have an amazing wedding cake.
DISCLAIMER: This tutorial is about spray painting an edible golden stripe onto your cake. This DIY is starting with a fondant covered cake.Covering a cake with fondant is a tutorial all it's own. If you don't know how to cover a cake with fondant, then use this video to crumb coat your cake and then this Martha Stewart video will teach you to cover that cake with fondant. I'm also starting with a pre-made calla lily. That, again, is it's own tutorial (not to mention a big hassle to make. I highly recommend buying them).
Make That Cake: Gilded Lily
- 1 fondant covered cake (the cake shown here is a 6 inch wide 8 inch tall round).
- parchment paper, additional newspaper
- 1 gumpaste lily
- edible gold spray paint
- cake stand
- Cover the cake with fondant.
- Prepare a large area by covering with newspaper or additional parchment paper.
- Wrap a large piece of parchment paper around the cake (make sure a straight edge is along the bottom)
- Ensure that the wrap is straight with about 1 inch of the bottom of the cake exposed.
- Pin the parchment paper in place, or tape it. I use pins that stick into the cake so the parchment cannot slide.
- Place cake in the middle of your prepared painting area.
- Spray the exposed area with gold edible food spray. Also spray your gum-paste lily.
- Allow to set for half an hour to dry.
- Remove the parchment paper.
- Transfer the cake to a cake stand.
- Adorn with a your golden lily.