Who's that Pokemon? It's shaymin? no...
Progress shots (including mum stuffing shaymin in a bowl to check size) and everything seen here can be found at:
If you were in the chat, you would have caught all the progress shots today. Literally from start to finish. This was an effort from mum and myself that started at 12 today, and only just finished about 8pm tonight. It has been an incredibly fun day- it'll almost be a shame to eat her. Almost. ;)
The cake consists of:
2x Buttercake(s) (made from pre-made betty croaker cakes, substituting oil for butter off the packet directions)
1x Packet 500g Ready-Made Royal Icing
The flowers and leaves were made from the royal icing, with colour kneaded into it. The entire of the cakeball was covered in the pristine white icing after being coated in hot sugar syrup to stick the icing to. Usually when you make cakes with royal icing, you have marzipan underneath as the underlayer before the royal icing- since this cake would already be icing heavy, we didn't touch marzipan, which is why we chose sugar syrup.
Buttercream Icing (wedding cake grade) consisted of:
10oz of butter, 1 cup sugar; 1/3 cup water (boiled to 240c as sugar syrup), 3 egg whites, 1/8 teaspoon cream of tater, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Green Food Dye-Paste
Yellow Oil-Based Food Colouring Powder (this was our saving grace and made the PERFECT green)
This is very different to your regular buttercream, which is made with butter and icing powder, as it is incredibly smooth and light to eat. It also makes for a beautiful piping medium. It also was the glue for her leaves and flowers.
Facial details were hand painted by me using black dye-paste (edible of course) and diluted green dye-paste with a slightly shaken hand. Thanks, beaters, for 15 minutes of buttercream beating :D
:) So I hope you all can enjoy a slice of it with me in spirit tomorrow night <3