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Jenneve May 19th, 2007 07:50 AM

Here it is! I finally finished it last night around 10:30pm. :bluecheer:



To look at it, it looks simple (at least that's what I thought) but to actually DO it, it was quite a challenge! I was surprised it was as difficult as it was! The bottom is a 2-layer 14" round, the top is a 2-layer 10" round. The yellow frosting is buttercream and the stars & wording is fondant. I put some edible glitter on the stars to make them sparkly. The stars have thin wires in them and then stuck in the bottom stack to make a 3 dimensional effect. That was alot harder to do than I thought. The wire had to be thin in order not to tear the fondant, but when I pushed them into cake the fondant was too heavy for the wire to stand up right. I ended up twisting the bottoms of some of them together to make the wire more sturdy. It worked out. I think the most difficult part was stacking the cakes right. I had a hard time getting the top 14" round on without breaking it! Then I had to cut some dowels for support. I used 6 in the bottom and then 1 long one to go in the center all the way through from top to bottom to stabilize it all. Not to mention I had to use dh's jig saw to cut a board out of ply wood to put the cake on! It's been a job, and I think I've decided I'm not quite ready for wedding cakes! lol Oh! And did I mention I had to make the cap & tassle as well? The cap is just make out of a sheet of foam and the tassle is actually a skein of embroidery floss. lol

Butter May 19th, 2007 07:59 AM

I love it! Great job!

KarateMom May 19th, 2007 08:22 AM

Wow! That looks fantastic!! You're one talented Mama!

-Tisha- May 19th, 2007 09:23 AM

Oh that's GREAT!! I really like it!

Retrocutie May 19th, 2007 09:37 AM

Super job!! Looks yummy!!

momroma May 19th, 2007 10:24 AM

Ok...now thats talent....AMAZING!!!!!!!!

joandsarah77 May 19th, 2007 03:17 PM

Great job!! That stuff is hard! I tried my hand at fondant on Sarah's castle cake, man that stuff is heavy! I couldn't even move it as I was fearing it would collapse.

Miguelsmommy May 19th, 2007 04:24 PM


grunig May 19th, 2007 06:33 PM

Great job!!!!! Fondant is intimidating stuff!

Jenneve May 19th, 2007 07:10 PM

Thanks everyone! The fondant.....it was an experience! This was my first time to use it and I'm glad it was only for the decorations and not the whole cake!
I managed to get the cake loaded into the car and transported to the church without any complications. Man! That thing was HEAVY!!! Everyone loved it though. I had to walk away when it was time for it to be cut. :frown: I just hate that part. But at least I have pictures. :smile:

grunig May 19th, 2007 07:48 PM

At least you didn't have to cut it. I always end up with the knife on my own cakes. LOL

Jenneve May 19th, 2007 07:57 PM


At least you didn't have to cut it. I always end up with the knife on my own cakes. LOL[/b]
LOL My niece asked me if I wanted to cut it and I said "NO!" I'm usually the one wielding the knife, too.

*Sharon* May 19th, 2007 09:08 PM

Wow! Impressive! I have no doubt that was A LOT of work! But it looks fantastic!

grunig May 19th, 2007 10:09 PM

Ha ha! Good for you. I don't know if I could have cut it either. :yougogirl:

Shery May 19th, 2007 11:13 PM

Wow...I'm very impressed. The colors are great!!!
Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MissyPrincessEha May 21st, 2007 08:38 PM

It is perfect! Wow!

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