Baby cake decoration
I want to share my experience in decorating children's cake with sugar mastic. It's difficult for me to call this a master class, because I do not consider myself a master at all. Everything that I learned to do, I found on the Internet, and this cake is not at all my idea, it is also taken from the World Wide Web. I just want to show in my experience that decorating a cake with mastic alone is not so difficult. Of course, you can always order such a cake from specialists, but their cost is not at all low, and this price is quite justified by making a cake yourself, I understand that. And the point is not that it is difficult to do just a rather lengthy process and requires accuracy. But to make such a cake is quite realistic, and to please your child with a wonderful cake, for a relatively low price, everyone can allow. So, first you need to prepare a cake to decorate. My baby loves honey cake with a banana layer, that's what I baked it. To put the mastic on the cake, the surface is evenly smeared with a good layer of butter-based cream. After the cream hardens, the cake can be covered with mastic. For better work,that mastic was prepared in advance, and had time to rest. I cooked it the night before, after which, wrapping it in a food film, I went to rest in the refrigerator.
I made mastic from a chewing marshmallow, I like working with her the most. And considering that I need several colors for work, I painted it even in the process of preparation, so the mastic is painted more easily and evenly.
For work we need white, light green, pink, brown and black mastic. I made light green and pink mastic with green and red dye, due to the fact that the mastic itself is white, the colors do not turn out too saturated.
Brown mastic is usually made by the addition of cocoa, but this time the brown color I got during the preparation of black mastic. To get black, I mixed red and green, then added a little blue,as a result, the liquid turned out to be black (the inscription I made exactly the resulting liquid, using a toothpick). But when I mixed this paint with white mastic, I had a rich brown color, and I did him with tree trunks and a fence. As a result, I did not get the black color, probably, it is better for him to buy a good one black dye, we didn’t have such a thing in the city, and it was too late to order online. Therefore, all black elements had to be covered with black paint with a brush. It did not turn out very neatly, but still, it's a good way out of the situation. So, all the colors are ready to proceed with the design. First, roll out the light green mastic to cover the cake.
I hurried a little and rolled out the mastic is not enough, it is very difficult to roll, but practically does not stick and is not torn. As a result, I didn’t cover the cake completely, but this problem can be corrected. For this, I made imitation of weed from mastic trimmings,which was then painted green.
We make trunks of trees and boards for the fence from brown mastic.
Using a toothpick, we squeeze the tree structure on the boards.
Making leaves on trees. I did not have the light green mastic left, so I made the leaves from white, and then painted them with a green dye using a brush.
We make pigs out of pink mastic. It is enough for us to make heads and butts of pigs, on the head we glue the heels and ears, draw eyes - that's it.And with the ass even easier, glue the tail and all.
From white mastic we make a little body for lambs, just flattening a piece of mastic, and making fingers are uneven with it.
The body of ram Sean is done a little differently. We roll a piece of white mastic, the size of the ram, glue small balls to this piece, randomly.
And after we cover the whole body with a thinly rolled piece of mastic .
Heads and feet of rams, I did mastic remnants,and then painted them with black paint.
All the details are ready - it remains to assemble the cake. Flat and thin parts are glued with sugar syrup, and larger parts are glued; sheep are fixed with toothpicks.
We arrange all the elements in their places, we make an inscription and the whole cake is ready, the child is happy, and not extra money left in the family budget.