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Reader Tip: Elegant Icing Spheres

I was checking out the Cake Decorators Unite group when I discovered this Christmas Cake from TeamSugar member 4BYRDS. It's a beautiful cake that's been dusted with gold luster dust and topped with three golden ornaments. If you're wondering how she crafted those elegant ornaments, her secret was to inflate small balloons and then pipe royal icing on to the outside. Once it had set, she popped the balloon and voila, beautiful cake toppers. To check out more pictures and see what she had to say about her cake,

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From TeamSugar member 4BYRDS

I made this cake today for a christmas party. It's a white chocolate cake with rasberry filling. Then I iced it with buttercream and poured ganache over the top. I made ornaments using royal icing drawn onto a balloon and then popped the balloon when it was dry. I added gold luster dust to them and put them on top of the cake. I also sprinkled luster dust across the ganache. Finally I made Holly out of buttercream fondant which is so easy and quick to make! This is my favorite cake so far. It was fun and a lot easier than it looked!

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Jessamyn Jessamyn 9 years
GORGEOUS!!!
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
So awesome, I don't want to eat it because it would ruin the beauty of it.
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 9 years
Thanks guys!! They're not hard to make. The hardest parts were (1) keeping my kids away (2) popping the balloon without them sticking to the balloon and crumbling into a million pieces. Everyone should definately give it a try. It's a very fun project.
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 9 years
Seen those done before on the Food Network. Doesn't seem too hard.
emalove emalove 9 years
Aw, pretty cake!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow that is a great tip!!
music_jewel321 music_jewel321 9 years
What a great idea! And so beautiful! I'm gonna try it!
ashleycakes ashleycakes 9 years
:woohoo:
nancita nancita 9 years
That is one of the most lovely cakes I have ever seen. Wow.
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
Wow, those look amazing! :feedme: They are so pretty, I think I would feel bad about eating them!
Jleigh821 Jleigh821 9 years
How crafty, I could never manage that LOL
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
What a gorgeous cake! Thanks and SUPER JOB, 4BYRDS!!!!
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
i LOOOVE these icing balls....
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
this cake is gorgeous!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Wow, that cake is a work of art, beautiful 4BYRDS!!! It looks like it taste yummy too!
Daisie Daisie 9 years
Oh, she is really creative! I remember seeing that balloon technique on one of those cake challenge shows! I may have to steal it....that cake is just gorgeous!!! Awesome job, 4BYRDS!!!!
Catipa Catipa 9 years
Very creative, looks great!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
:drool: I wanna eat that now!
mandine mandine 9 years
It's really beautiful, thanks for the tip!
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