Holiday Cake Design 2016 for Marvelous Molds
Creating a Cake design to me is the most challenging but most satisfying part of being a cake artist. For me I can honestly say that what I plan to do in my head, then put on paper – then actually do start, my original idea never seems to come out the same. You can plan and plan but once you start building your design things happen that sometimes give you an end result that looks nothing like what your original plan was to begin with. In this case it worked for me.
I was asked by Marvelous Molds to be a part of their 2016 Holiday Sales Campaign & to design my own version of a Holiday Inspired Cake that said Holiday’s to me. (EXCITING) – The very first thing that came into my head for an idea was White on White. I just Adore white on white cakes, I have forever. To me they are truly classic, clean & stunning. So that is where I started. The next was to create a design using Marvelous Molds molds. I was to incorporate their molds into my Holiday design (FUN) .. but I didn’t want to just use their molds in the usual way- just placing them on the cake- I wanted to push the envelope on this and try to use them in a unique way. ( BRAINSTORMING). I looked though my arsenal of Marvelous Molds … and just sat there for a bit. Choosing a few of my Favorite molds & a few new ones, my mind said, “hey why not use just some sections off a few different molds?”… hum that may work I thought to myself. So I started pumping out a few molds and trimming them, cutting off just pieces or sections of parts of some of the molds, Holding them up to the cake and seeing if this or that would work. I did a few in just fondant, then a few with a 50/50 mix of fondant & gumpaste- seemed more sturdy… working good. As I began adding sections of different molds onto the cake I saw that a layering effect of different molds would look really neat, so I grabbed a few more molds that I really liked and began to layer them. Some smaller, looked nice at the front, and some of the larger molds looked really nice towards the back..
If you look close you can see the pins I used to support the sections I applied using sugar glue until they dried.
I loved the effect and it didn’t look like I was just pasting on molds. It was looking more like a piped effect, but so much easier. I had my plan set and kept working on layers & sections. After I finished all the white effects I knew I needed to add some color & a flower, it was a Holiday Cake design I was creating after-all, so red, silver along with some sparkle gems was my choice. I knew I could get a good red with a ribbon and adding a few snow flakes said Winter all the way..
Here is the list of the Marvelous Molds I used to create this design
Mandy Silicone Enhanced Lace Mold for Cake Decorating, Arts & Crafts Mandy Lace Mold
Kelly Silicone Enhanced Lace Mold for Cake Decorating, Arts & Crafts Kelly Lace Mold
Karla Silicone Enhanced Lace Mold for Cake Decorating, Arts & Crafts Karla Lace Mold
Edna Silicone Enhanced Lace Mold for Cake Decorating, Arts & Crafts Edna Lace
Shirley Left Silicone Enhanced Lace Mold for Cake Decorating, Arts & Crafts Shirley Left Lace Mold
Shirley Right Silicone Enhanced Lace Mold for Cake Decorating, Arts & Crafts Shirley Right Lace Mold
Virginia Left Silicone Enhanced Lace Mold for Cake Decorating, Arts & Crafts Virginia Left Lace Mold
Snow Flake Mold
You can find all these molds on Marvelous Molds Website. Some are on Sale to.
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