This was a huge process, from original drawings, full-size printouts and models, to digitally rendered panels that were then hand-sculpted and the molds that were made from them. Six different molds were used to cast dozens of panels from Caljava Fondx Gumpaste, which set in curved shapes over custom-made cardboard drying forms. Clear CakePlay Isomalt was used to pour over 200 individual edible windows, painted while still hot in flaming colors. LED 5050 lights were sealed into cardboard,foil, and clear cutting-board units, and then combined with the gumpaste and isomalt panels to light them from behind with a fiery light. After all this work, the cake was finally baked, stacked, carved, and covered with fondant, complete with a Flame Inside Swirl in the Almond Vanilla. Panels were attached with fondant, and the on site assembly was an entire story of its own!!
This Cake Art would not have been possible without the efforts of many to whom I am exceedingly grateful.
Id like to thank the Bride and Groom for the Opportunity to Create this Comission for them! <3 Big Hugs and Thanks @Caljava provided all the Fondx Fondant, as well as thier porcelain-like #Fondx Gumpaste, without which those delicate, solid sugar panels would not have been possible. Those glittering edible windows are cast from crystal-clear CakePlay Inc#Isomalt, generously provided by the lovely Peggy Tucker who helped me get over my fear of isomalt!! All of these lovely Photos we see now, as well as more of the three-hour setup, are the work of the incredibly talented Annette Slade Photography. And, from the bottom of my heart I Thank my Fellow co-artists Bryan Williams ( Colorado ICES ), Rebecca Hauger ( Becca's Edible Art) and Lisa Herrera ( A Cake Come True ) whose sweet skills were absolutely indispensable, throughout the Creation of this Art.
Because of the sheer scope of this project, I have divided the Galleries of pictures into FOUR PAGES.
Click Here to see The Final Cake
Click here to see The On Site Setup
Click here to see the In Progress Artist Photos
Click here to see the Original Sketch