Heya folks! I'm honestly excited about today's post. It's one of my favourite work on cakes and it's a fairy cake! Bloom from the Winx Club fairy to be exact. Last year I swore off on figurines..but at last grew to love them especially on cakes such as this one. The main features of this cake are the wings which is made of gelatine and the upper half of the fairy body which is fully made of gum paste. So let's get right on it..:)
The first thing I needed to do was figure out how to make the wings. I did some research on the internet and youtube and found out that I can make wings out of gelatine. So here I diluted some gelatine with a little water and the the coloured some of it with some blue and pink colour gel paste.
Before that I drew a sketch of the wings that the client wanted.
Here I took a plastic projection sheet, put it on top of my sketch and proceeded to drop a little bit of diluted gelatine unto it and spread it with a toothpick. This process was repeated until the whole sketch design was completed. I took almost an hour or so doing one wing.
This is how it looked like once done.
I had to leave this to completely dry for about 2- 3 hours on the plastic sheet. Once dry, I lifted up the wings slowly and careful not to tear the fragile gelatine sheet. That required a lot of patience on my part!
Okay so here you see my figurine.. okay okay I know what you are thinking.. the boobs are too big..the Winx fairies don't really look like that :)..but there's a reason for those ample bosoms...I'll tell you later heheh..Anyway I put toothpicks in the shoulders and propped it up on my sugar beads containers until it dried into shape..this took several days.
Once dried, I started painting the facial features.
Lovely blue eyes..
Outlined the eyes with some black colour and some pink eyeshadow. All this detailed painting made me resolve to buy some fine brushes for my figurine next project. It was hard to get it really tidy with a normal brush. All colours were mixed with a bit of clear vanilla flavouring to thin the gel colour paste.
Added a little disco dust to the eyeshadow..
Here I did the lashes..
..and a few white dots on the black of the eyes..to add some sparkle to them..:)
Some peach blush on the cheeks too!
Then I covered her body with some blue fondant and stuck on some glitter dust to make the top stand out. I was beginning to love her a lot..:)
This cake you see here is the base on which the fairy cake will stand on.
This here is her 'gown'. The cake was a moist butter cake layered and filled with blueberry jam and buttercream..yumm..
Then I covered it with a blue fondant base.
Then I stuck on layer upon layer of blue frilly fondant strips...making folds so that it will look like a flowy gown..
Made some purple frills to add to her bust.
Completed the look with some more details.
So here's where the boobs came in handy. I made her arms and rested them on them jugs until they dried. I think this post has the most mention of boobs compared to all my other posts. :P Kinda funny...
I used a cookie pop stick to hold up her torso..
Here I stuck her torso into the top of the gown skirt to finish the whole look.
Added some pink glitter to the pink part of the gown..I basically used a nice picture of Bloom as a guide on how to make her whole look.
It was time to add on the wings and I was excited to see how this would finally look. First I glued on some pink gum paste on her back and stuck the wings on either side. I didn't mind that it looked a bit funny with that blob of gum paste on the back because that will soon be covered with more hair. LOOOOVED IT!
I took a white styrofoam block and put it behind the wings to show you that it was see through. I also loved that it was shiny and fluterred in the wind...like a real fairy wing..well ..'real' as in like in my fantasy world of big boobied fairies...okayy..that didn't sound right..hmm..
Anywhooo..I added her fringe..
This is one way of making hair..just cutting of strips of fondant and lining the 'hair' details with a tool.
Glued them on her head covering that pink fondant blob on her back...added some highlights too.
Ahh..I just fell in love with her.. she's a beaute..
Her finished hair with some purple and pink roses on top.
The lovely birthday message..
Ms. Bloom was looking gorgeous..
A long post but soooo worth it. So much detail and love went into this cake..which is usually the case with my cakes but I was particularly proud of this one. I was no longer scared of making figurines. I hope you guys enjoyed this post! See ya!!