Cake decorations, bird and nest and rose with dew
Instructions for making decorations. Modeling paste / gumpaste / fondant.
- A bird and a nest
- Knead the white and blue fondant, make one part pale blue for the eggs and the other darker blue for the wings and tail of the bird. From the pale blue part, tear off the pieces and shape one egg at a time by rubbing between the palms to first get a ball and then lengthen it a bit, it is important that the surface remains smooth. Set the eggs aside to dry.
- Knead the modeling paste with gumpaste, half-half. This is to make it harden better, the modeling paste itself stays soft, the gummy ones dry faster and last longer. Divide into three parts. Make an oval shape from one and carve it out. Then roll thin rolls from the other part and glue them around the oval shape to make it look like a nest of twigs. When you have covered the whole shape with "twigs", leave it to dry a bit.
- From the third part, shape the head and body of the bird. roll out a very thin blue fondant, then coat the bird’s head and back and place the bird on a little crumpled plastic wrap so it doesn’t flatten, like this. Roll out the rest a little thicker, cut the wings and tail, and make incisions with a veiner tool or a food stick like feathers. Stick to the bird, then coat the beak and make the eyes out of the dark brown gummy. Apply yellow-brown powder on the nest, and shade the bird with brown and blue powder.
- Then attach three pieces of thin floss wire to the pieces of floss wire (twist the thin eye thicker to be attached), but somewhere in the middle of the wire, the end should protrude. Repeat with another piece. "Fingers" and wrap the foot above the toes with brown floral ribbon or cover with brown gum, it is wrapped in ribbon in the picture. The lower part of the wire will not be visible and should not be covered.
- Put the nest on the cake, put the eggs in the nest. Insert the legs into the bird (the upper part of the wire should be bent into a hook so that the wire does not fall out, and the lower part of the wire under the toes should be inserted into the nest to fasten the bird. nest so that it is not visible, and there it is — ——————————————————————————————————————— ——————————-
- Rose and dew
- Here's how short I can write just what's new, and that's dew. I made the rose petal by petal from light blue gumpasta, as I wrote earlier here. Then paint the rose blue powder, and run it briefly through water vapor (I do this over a teapot) to get a shine. Attach the leaves (I just have two left from one of the previously made decorations) and wrap the stem with green floral ribbon.
- Now what is new is going, and that is dew. I experimented with two methods, one is to just apply a piping gel (Wilton) from a decorating bag as a drop. Instead of piping gel, you could probably use a transparent topping for cakes, the way it starts to shrink, but it's not completely tight.
- However, when dew drops are made this way, they are less visible, you have both types of drops in the picture. Obviously a better method is to draw an oval with dark blue gel paint, a thin line, and then apply a piping gel for a drop of dew over it, it comes to the fore much better, see here
The picture shows a dummy cake, covered with red fondant, decorated with a blue ribbon at the bottom, and on the upper edge with an ivy of blue fondant. It stays red until I figure out what color to change it to next time, maybe it's best to go back to white, the decorations come to the fore.