Sidney Galpern, of Simi Cakes, recently demonstrated a new technique to decorate the sides of a cake by wrapping it in sugar during the live streaming event on Cakes We Bake. You can view the taped class here.
She combined Simi Isomalt and iDesigns™ printed on Premium Icing Sheets™ from Icing Images® to mold a sugar lattice that attached to the sides of the cake. The cake topper shown here is a sugar sculpture featuring iDesigns again, but cut into various shapes using the Spellbinders® Sweet Accents™ system.
The top and bottom tiers are covered in two different Poppy iDesigns patterns from our big collection of 1600. (If you don’t have an edible printer, you can now use our Pay Per Print Service to order what you need and have it shipped to your door).
The lattice sugar wrap was formed in the Moroccan Lattice Onlay Mold from Marvelous Molds. Sidney allowed the sugar to cool a bit to prevent the sugar from running out of the lattice design. When the mold was filled, she placed the patterned icing sheet pattern side down over the sugar. When she unmolded it, she trimmed the excess icing sheet using an exacto blade. Each lattice piece was then adhered to the side of the cake using a bit of sugar.
Sidney’s sugar cake topper was formed by pouring sugar into Simi Flex Forms, which are strips of silicone that will bend into any shape you want. Several of these where laid out over a silicone mat, where Sidney had place floral icing sheet cut-outs created using the Sweet Accents peony and lattice die cutters. The sculpture was accented with sugar molded in Simi Cakes’ silicone molds.
She also placed a few random, sugar flowers about the cake and added a sugar dragonfly.
So, just when you thought you’d see everything you could do with our Sweet Accents system, Sidney comes along and introduces an exciting new idea. We love it and think you’ll want to give it a try, too.
And, In Other News….
Icing Images is now offering Sweet Accent kits! Save money on all the cool die cutters and embossing folders you want by getting them as part of our celebrity cake decorators’ kits.
Peggy Tucker Edition
Simi Cake Edition
Sarah Myers Edition
Edna De La Cruz Edition
You can find all of our collections here.