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Sweet Nothings from Bake Austin, May 2016
Sweet Treats From Bake Austin
Thank you so much for coming out to the Austin Maker Faire 2016!
It was nice to meet you!
Happy belated Mother's Day!
We were at the Maker Faire this weekend and had a lot of fun! Here is one of the cakes we created:
Here are a few photos of the process.
The cake took 8 hours to decorate (this includes three assistants), not including baking the cakes, making the butter cream, ganache and fondant. We built the base at the shop as well and had our plans printed out. First time I made an R2D2 cake.
Above you can see the progress of the R2D2 cake.
First I leveled the cakes and then filled them with icing. Then covered the cakes with chocolate ganache.
i assembled the head separate from the body. He has to be able to spin it. :) (In reality that did not happen but i need to cover the head separately so I could attach it later) The legs are made of rice crispy treats, covered in ganache and the whole cake is covered with fondant, after the ganache was cooled and not sticky any more.
I painted the head with silver airbrushing paint, in retrospect I would use silver luster dust or dye the fondant a grey.
My dear friend Trasi cut all the details for the final touch out of colored fondant. We used templates to get the right dimensions. Then we used piping gel to give some of the details a little more shine. Viola! He pas done.... well, it sounds much easier then it really was.
My helpers! Thank you again for all your hard work!
These are the proud winners of the R2D2 cake raffle! Congratulations!!!!
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New Summer Camps
Star Wars Themed Baking Camp
July 18-22 - Mon-Fri - 10am -2pm
In this awesome camp we will make chocolate R2D2's, cake pop Deathstar's, Chewbacca cupcakes, to Sarlacc cakes.
Teen Cupcake Battle
July 5-8 - Tue-Fri - 10am -2pm
If your teen loves shows like Cupcake Wars, Great British Baking Show, or Kids Baking Championship. This is THE camp to be at! (ages 11 an up)
Tiny Baking Camp
June 13-17 - Mon-Fri - 10am -2pm
Experience the growing trend of miniature baking. We will construct our own small bakeshop to house your tiny sweets.
What's that.... a Cupcake?!
July 25-29 - Mon-Fri - 10am -2pm
One week of food imposters like cheeseburgers, pizza, ice cream, popcorn and more. No one will guess its a dessert!
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And here is the proud winner of the Lego cake.
In our next newsletter I will explain in greater detail how to make your own lego molds and what you can cast in them.