Today I wanted to share the process of how a custom designed cake comes together. There is a lot of planning involved in cake design, even to provide a price quote. For many cakes, the structures have to be built in advance or petals for sugar flowers started a couple weeks earlier.
For this Fraggle Rock cake, the main design was provided to me. I added in a bottom tier and some extra characters as the cake needed to feed over 100 people.
I started the sugarpaste decorations a week in advance. I made sure I had lots of photos of the characters to use as inspiration. My client provided me with these helpful plastic 3D characters to use as models.
There were a lot of colors involved in making the characters and you really have to get into the zoone of figure modelling. I leave extra time to re-do any characters and sometimes make an extra one of a fragile item. I probably worked 3 late nights to finish all the characters and details.
The day before, I iced my cakes with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. The bottom tier was 14" and the top tier was 11". Each cake was 5 layers of alternating vanilla bean cake and chocolate sour cream cake. Marjory was all cake too, except for her sugarpaste hands.
Everything started to come together with the top tier, I was very happy with the character sizes. The cake was pretty heavy so I kept the tiers separate until the delivery. Hope you enjoyed these pictures and have a great week!