Wednesday 24 July 2013

New in - White Marshmallow Castle cake


There is something new in the Sweet Shop! It's a castle cake and the castle itself is made from fluffy marshmallows and decorated with various sweets.

I have always wanted a castle cake since I was little but never got one since it was always a big cake and I was never popular enough to have a big birthday party :p

I wanted to model this 1:6 miniature cake to mark my most recent milestone birthday. I sketched the design and plan for it back in April. Obviously, I only managed to complete this project after my birthday but I hope that my doll visitors would enjoy it anyway.

Since my guild is fortunate enough to have Polyform sponsor us some of their latest products - I decided to make the castle using Sculpey and Premo (both from Polyform). I'm a loyal user of FIMO and use it for most of my miniatures but Sculpey was the only brand that makes polymer clay which also looks like marshmallow! As usual, all the other decorations (sweets, sugar cone) are all made using FIMO. 

Front view of the White Marshmallow castle

Fleur-de-lis in gold on the front gate. Front gate is made from a cookie and outlined with chocolate.
Castle towers are all topped with a sugar cone. Front gravel is pastel sprinkles with chocolate buttons bordering it. I added powdered sugar onto the chocolate buttons
Back view. White chocolate bar, pastel candy shaped into trees and chocolate meringues.
Side view, same on both sides. 
Pink icing around the whole cake

Diamante on the scalloped roof edges and a pastel candy outlining the main entrance.
All flags are fabric.
A tiny gold crown with a pink diamante.
Sadie loves this candy-themed cake
Built to scale for all fashion dolls.
I hope you like it! I love making huge and intricate models so I hope more new clients will come and challenge me with new ideas :)

In other news, I have just ordered a 1:6 doll house (I'm calling mine Puppen Haus) all the way from America. The postage itself was $200 so this is going to be my last big investment (for now!). It will be taller than me and probably take months to decorate and furnish since the plan is to do it all by myself. I'm so excited and I can't wait for it to arrive!

Time for some relaxing yoga in the heat. I hope you are enjoying your summer as well.


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