Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lady bug Cake

Just a small blog to show a couple before hand steps to save time on your cake!

If i can make pieces for a cake ahead of time, i always try to. By Friday i am usually very busy making cakes that if i have my decoration pieces done ahead of time it makes the decorating process SOOOOO much faster!!

I made these pieces on Monday, for Saturday's cake.  

Its VERY time consuming to make all the cute details that i want to put on the cake.

If i use molds (like i did for this cake) i use gum paste and cornstarch. 

Cornstarch dries out gum paste super fast! Once its pretty dry i will cut the access gum paste away.

If you have a problem with the cornstarch sticking to your gum paste, use Vodka. Use a small paint brush and brush your vodka onto the gum paste or fondant. Let it dry before you put it in the fridge (same with brushing your cake with vodka. if you brush the cake with vodka to remove your corn starch or powdered sugar, make sure the vodka dries (evaporates) before you put it into the refrigerator!) IF YOU DONT LET IT DRY- it will remain wet looking FOREVER!

Here is my finished product;

It made it so much faster to decorate the cake with all my little accent pieces because they were done way before hand.


Jenna said...

There was some pretty good information in this blog that I would have never thought about!! Thanks for sharing, and thank you so much for doing an awesome job on the cake. Everyone was astonished. They loved it and it tasted soooo good.

Traylor Made Treats said...

Thank you so much Jenna! <3

AmandaQ said...

This is one of the cutest cakes I have EVER seen! The details are so fantastic!

Thank you for sharing your secrets. I once made a marshmallow fondant cake and brushed my powdered sugar off with water and it looked glossy for the whole time after. Next time I'll use vodka and let it dry.


Traylor Made Treats said...

Im glad i could help! Vodka is definately the secret keystone! Fyi- the alcohol evaporates so there isn't actually going to be traces of alcohol:)