Hi again! I know this is a short time in between blogs, but I just wanted to do a trial run.
This cake was created for a 60th birthday, and was a simple replica of the birthday boy's Screaming Eagle. This cake was free standing with specialized custom support. On a 40 inch board and weighing about 65lbs, it took two people to carry it, the bike itself was 28 " in length and 15 " high and was carved out of 6 single 20 inch square layers of vanilla cake with lots and lots of butter cream filling. The whole cake from start finish took nearly 30 hours, but it was well worth it. Every one was blown away at the party!
Well first a big HELLO! those of you that are new to my site I work in Grapevine Texas,this is my first attempt at a blog. I'm hoping that this will make it much easier for those of you who like to check out my website for recent pictures and updates, plus you can also leave any comments if you wish.
Please keep in mind that I do not use my website for the intended purpose of business, its more for fun! so I may not check the comments on a daily bases!
My first post is about the piece I entered in the Austin &quot;That Takes The Cake Competition 2012&quot;. This cake is probably the best cake that I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to create. I entered into the show cake category and i was very pleased that it took 1st. This cake is the largest that I have done and was a great challenge and very rewarding.
It was about 40 inches high and 50 inches long, this dragon was made mostly out of cake (just the box mix kind) with minimal use of styrofoam for the underside of the support structure about an inch/inch and a half in some areas and a small amount of rice crispy treats, since I hate that stuff! I used that around the bottom of the legs and a layer on top of the carved cake on the thigh for extra stability and girth.
The dragon took around 140 hours from start to finish and I started 3 weeks prior to the competition, the whole cake took around 200 hours, which was pretty tough since I work full time, very little sleep was required in order to get it done and im so glad for extra strength energy drinks lol.
The dragon was covered using fondant and then airbrushed for detail and colour. Below you can click on the box below "Dragons perch video" to see the video of the cake as it came together and also to see the moving parts that were controlled on the cake using motors.
Thanks for popping by!