Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Princess Ariel Cake

I made this cake for little Anna who turned 4 years in june. She loves princess Ariel, so there was no doubt in my mind what kind of theme cake i would make for her.
Her parents served the cake in Annas kindergarten, and she was so excited and happy - my own daughter was likewise happy that " my mommy made this cake for Anna".. they are just so cute all kindergarten children.
Ariel is handmade - no moulds used. Her hair was quite heavy, so i had to place som metal wire ("cake-wire") from her neck and down to the clam that she is sitting on. ... i really should learn to make the cake more than one day ahead so it could dry without metal... hmm... :)
The clam is made from chocolate cake, and chocolate frosting. I put the cake in the freezer for about 20 min so that tha surface was hard and easy to carve.
The seaweed is made from 20 G wire and fondant. The rock is made from rice krispies treat:)
All figurines are made from Wilton ready-to-roll Fondant:) It's so easy to work with whed added a bit of gumtex.
Sand: cane sugar:)

Hans Scherfig as a cake:)

Hi, everybody! Hope you all enjoy a nice summer vacation. I just wanted to show you a cake a did a while back. It's a cake that is made upon paintings by Hans Scherfig, who is quite famous here in Denmark for his animal paintings. A lot of danish babies and children have his paintings on their wall.
I chose to decorate the cake using bas-relief technique and hand painting due to the artist painting style. It was a fun project, and the parents were pleased with the result.
The bas-relief technique is perfect for projects like this. The technique builds it's figurines with "chunks" of fondant to make the arms, legs and so on, and then cover the whole figurine with one flat piece of fondant. It makes it so much easier to make this effect compared to making the figurines from one piece of fondant.
The third picture is Hans Scherfigs painting that this cake is based upon.