Thursday, 5 March 2015

Neuschwanstein Castle Cake

A customer requested for a castle cake.
Not just ANY castle cake, but
THE Neuschwanstein Castle cake, 
a REAL castle in Germany.

A beautiful castle rich in history.
I only did a part of the building.

The cutting, not really considered carving.

The triangle rooftop is smaller than the walls, unintentional.

All crumb coated with buttercream.
A ten-inch cake to serve as a base for the building to sit on.
No dowels were used.

A concave carved last minute which I think 
would better support the thinner tower.

There are no manuals, so you have to think things through
as you go along, this can result in going back and forth, 
and jumping from one small part to another before coming back
 so you can let the idea/image/thought seep in your mind to avoid mistakes 
and be prepared to troubleshoot. 

Cover the whole structure with white fondant,
and place the blue piece on top.

The thin pillar is solid fondant + gumpaste.
The thicker pillar on the otherside is hollow in the middle.

A look at the side of the thick pillar.

The two suspending pillars (also hollow)
at the side, attached to the building walls using royal icing.
All small details were added next.

Survived the journey to the party site.
"Happy Bithday Eileithyia"!

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