Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gold Egyptian Display Cake

I really like doing display cakes.  It's one of the few times that I get to create any cake I want!  And since the "cake" is actually styrofoam, I don't feel so compelled to use all edible materials on the cake.

I was walking through the hobby store when I came across this cute little peacock feather wreath.  I made a comment about how it would make a really cute cake stand.  Before I left the store I already had all the details worked out in my head and bought a few things too boot!

I covered the tiers in fondant and then airbrushed them gold.  I made some fondant in some of those peacock colors and used them for draping and the border.  Then I topped and placed the peacock feathers all around. The jewels are actually a pair of earrings that I ordered super cheap online.  They arrived the day I was working on the cake and when I opened them, they were already broken!  Even though I couldn't wear them as earrings, they still looked great as my swag connectors!

Just goes to show that cake inspiration can come from the darnedest places!

PS - Happy Birthday to the best mother-in-law a girl could ever hope to have!  Have an awesome birthday Trish!

6 comments:

  1. Amazing display cake! I love the colors and design.

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  2. The cake is beautiful, the color scheme is amazing, so elegant! Happy Easter for you and your family.

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  3. I love this cake!! You always amaze me :)

    I featured this on my blog today! It's my dream birthday cake :)

    Raychel

    Direct Link:
    http://mycreativeway.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-my-26th-birthday-check-out-these.html

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  4. Wow, Raychel! I think you just made my whole entire week! Thanks, I'm glad you liked the cake!

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  5. I have a new cake blog and Etsy shop!! Please come check it out!
    www.kristinscustomcakes.etsy.com
    www.kristinscustomcakes.blogspot.com

    p.s. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cake!!!

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