Make-a-Cake Series: Gumpaste Crown
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A few posts back I promised I would show you how to make the crown I put on THIS cake.
I have two little girls and I am sure this crown will come in handy over the next few years!
Yay for the princess stage!
Here is the crown I made:
I have a little surprise for you all at the end of the post, so stay tuned.
It’s not a perfectly symmetrical drawing and it’s done in crayon…….but you get the idea right?
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Dust your work area with corn starch and roll your gumpaste out about 1/8 inch thick.
Dust the top of your gumpaste with cornstarch so your pattern will not stick.
Using the small circle cutter, cut out 3/4 of a circle, on each side of the point, to create the distinct point at the top.
Apply a thin layer of shortening to the bottom of you cup and wrap your crown around the bottom of the cup.
Seal the ends together with a little bit of water to make a seam.
Remove the crown from the cup after 1 hour. Let the crown dry on a cornstarch dusted baking sheet for 48-72 hours.
The beads on top were sprinkles I bought at Michael’s, attached with a thin line of buttercream.
And then place the crown on your princess cake, like I did here.
I started cake decorating 18 months ago for fun. I didn’t know I would fall in love with this art.
This was my first cake!
The flowers were awfull, the buttercream is just falling off
You can laugh or wince…I know it’s bad. Ha ha!
Here is my second cake……..a little better, right?
This one I gave to Ashley and she was so sweet to tell me it was amazing!
A truly good friend!
Here is my first fondant cake.
It was ok. It was a start….but look at the purple ‘P’! It makes me laugh!
I remember I was so frustrated that I could not get it to look right.
Again my loving friends gave me support and praise! (Thanks Melissa!)
But we all have to start somewhere right?
I have wanted to show you all where I began.
You don’t get to see my failures, but trust me, they happen!
Hopefully it will inspire you to start.