Specialty Cakes Galore
I'm back! It is just a few weeks, but I've made so many interesting, specialty cakes in a short while. I had made a Lightning Mcqueen, a Pokemon, Elmo, Environmental and a couple of Frozen cakes. For the Elmo cake I used several new techniques. I used shallow carving technique for creating the Elmo, a Cake leveler to cut layers of the cake, and a special tip for piping Elmo's hair, I had seen Buddy from Cake Boss use this tip, and I had always wanted one for me. Finally, I bugged my parents and got the tip for this cake. The effect was awesome! Here is a picture of the finished cake.
I made a Critter themed cake for a 5 year old. It was a pond/meadow setting with several animals, many are NJ animals, on it. I spent an entire day carving and sculpting all the animals. At the end of the day my hands were killing me, and asking me for a break. There were so many different animals, and so many trial and errors for every one of them. I liked making all of the animals, but my favorites would have to be the alligator, and the box turtle. I have added a few time-lapse videos of me making the cake, including the alligator sculpting. I used several mediums for this cake like modeling chocolate, fondant, homemade rice cereal treats (no marshmallow), and butter cream frosting. Here are some pictures of the finished cake, close ups of the animals, and some time-lapse videos.
I made a couple of Frozen (movie) themed cakes, but the one I want to write about is the tallest cake, and perhaps the most dramatic cake, I have made so far. This cake is a three tier cake, and it measured about 18 inches. This cake had a castle as the third tier, and carved a complex spiral staircase on the bottom two tiers. For this cake, I brainstormed with my parents a lot, to decide on the medium for various elements, the supports inside the cake, the technique for carving the spiral staircase, and finally boxing and preparing the cake for transportation. Obviously, this cake took the most time to make so far. As you can hopefully see, the final effect was dramatic. I was blown away myself and actually,I didn't want anyone to cut it. Hope I get more cake orders for specialty cakes going forward. Here are some photos and videos of the making of the Frozen themed cake.
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I am Sanjana Srinivasan and I started baking when I was 11 years old. Thanks to cupcake wars! A year later, June 2013, I started an online bakery called Frosted World . I donate all the money I make to charity. Hopefully, I will learn to become a better baker, and a better person in general. It feels good to bake cupcakes for a cause. Thanks for all your support!