Episode 47 – Cake International 2019


Featuring Jacqui Kelly, Carol McFarland, Molly Robbins, Jacqueline Butler, Silvia Mancini, Emma Jayne, Corinna Maguire, Rosie Cake Diva, Dawn Butler, Christine and Phil Jensen, Prachi Dhabal Deb, Isabel Tamargo, Val Seitz, Tracey Mann, and Ben Fullard.

Show Notes

For those who want some visuals to go along with the demonstration clips I’ve included in the podcast, below are plenty of photos I took at the show along with any other necessary notes:

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Jacqui Kelly and her Empire State Building with Sloth cake, demonstrating at Cake International.

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Back of the cake showing labels for where internal structure would go if it was made of real cake.

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Molly Robbins demonstrating how to add a dog’s face to her Creature Creator base cake.

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Adding a contrasting eye spot and ear to the Dalmation cake made with Molly’s Creature Creator.

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Molly Robbins airbrushing spots onto the Dalmation cake made with her Creature Creator along with Jacqui Kelly.

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Jacqueline Butler snipping the “crown” on blueberries.

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Jacqueline Butler showing the tiny little “crown”.

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Jacqueline Butler’s finished blueberries and clematis.

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Silvia Mancini discussing how you have to poke holes in the sides of the mouth to get the proper depth of the overall mouth shape.

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Silvia Mancini showing how to push up on one side of the face to make a smirk expression.

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Emma Jayne texturing black paste.

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Emma Jayne sponge painting edible gold paint onto the textured black paste

My free tutorial on doing something similar to turn dark chocolate fondant into a lightened bark can be found here.

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Emma Jayne’s polar bear.

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Corinna Maguire’s elephant heads.

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Rosie Cake Diva showing the stipple-sponge-textured paste from Corinna’s demo.

And here’s the video of Corinna’s rap:

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Dawn Butler using torn paper as a stencil to make a sky effect.

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Dawn Butler’s cityscape stencil.

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Dawn using her cityscape stencil masked off and upside down to get the reverse image.

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Dawn airbrushing her cityscape stencil again over the first go to create a lighter version that now looks like it’s in the background.

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The result effect of going over the area twice and moving the stencil.

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Dawn Butler airbrushing gold over the window portion of the stencil.

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The resulting gold windows.

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Dawn Butler using another torn paper stencil, this time a V shape in different places.

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Continuing to move the V shaped stencil around and airbrushing its edge.

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Dawn then added a torn side from the same sheet of paper to do more lines of varying intensity to create a wood effect.

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Dawn Butler with Molly Robbins showing how to properly aim an airbrush by ensuring the index finger is on the trigger, not a thumb.

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Dawn Butler using stickers as masks while airbrushing.

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Dawn’s sample cake, airbrushed purple over stickers as masks, and an airbrushed wafer paper bow.

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Dawn demonstrating how she’d used masking tape on the icing sheet to create a plaid effect.

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Dawn showing how masking tape creates fast, straight lines for airbrushing.

Phil and Christine’s recipes as discussed in their demo: Lemon Velvet Cake and Elderflower Curd.

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Prachi Dhabal Deb showing how you can make an embosser by piping royal icing onto an acrylic base laid over any design.

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Prachi begins piping royal icing onto the image she’s lightly embossed on the sugarpaste on the cake.

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Finished panels on Prachi’s demo cake, royal icing piped on the embossed guide and then painted gold when fully dry.

Be sure to check out the episode with Mary Carmen Gonzalez-Abrams to participate in the Satin Ice Giveaway. You have until the end of November to participate!

Here’s Isabel’s partly-made Popeye:

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Isabel Tamargo’s Popeye demonstration piece in progress.

The papercraft lady from the next door craft show who later helped me find an inkless pad was from Circa Design and the Thank You stamp I found for my next batch of thank you cookies is here. When I get around to ordering an inkless pad, I’ll review it alongside other options as a blog post.

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Tracey Mann shows how different ratios of cocoa butter to black colouring makes a huge difference.

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Tracey Mann’s first cat portrait plan with the outline and eyes cut out for accurate placing on the project.

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Tracey Mann’s second template where she’s cut out other important guiding parts.

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Tracey Mann’s multiple stages of cocoa butter painting a cat.

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Ben Fullard using a craft blade to cut thin bits of sugarpaste off of the surface to look like birch bark.

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Ben continues to make little cuts to enhance the bark look.

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Ben Fullard making a concrete look with rough mixes of sugarpaste and a blow torch treatment.

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Ben’s finished concrete sample.

Here are some of my favourite entries in the competition and from the displays around the show:

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Pennywise, in the King of Horror collaboration. By Elza Baldzhiyska and the team at New Cakes.

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Buttercream cake by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes on their vendor booth.

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Buttercream cake by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes on their vendor booth.

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Buttercream cake by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes on their vendor booth.

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Sissi Liu, Gold.

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Sissi Liu, Gold.

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Jeaniffer Arnaiz, Silver.

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Jeaniffer Arnaiz, Silver.

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Jeaniffer Arnaiz, Silver.

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Michelle Becker, Gold

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Michelle Becker, Gold

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Michelle Becker, Gold

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Ya Fen Chang, Silver.

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Weihong Huang, Bronze. I loved this piece so much I squeed. I’ve long wanted to play around with rainbow stringwork but I lack the time and skills. Someone doing it and in a 3D form like this just blew me away. It has LAYERS of rainbow inside!

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Weihong Huang, Bronze.

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Weihong Huang, Bronze.

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Sarah Bray, Gold.

Michelle Becker, Gold. And I want to live in it. Like I want this to be my front door.

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Ana Remigio, Gold.

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Silvia Ricciato, silver.

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Silvia Ricciato, silver.

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Silvia Ricciato, silver.

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Lians Ling, Gold.

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Lians Ling, Gold.

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Lians Ling, Gold.

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Lians Ling, Gold.

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Ferda Ozean, Silver.

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Thomas Blake Hogan, Gold, BECAUSE HE IS AWESOME. Go see the uniced 3D gingerbread clown heads here. WOW. And go catch his episode of this podcast here.

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Maria-Reka Fodor, Gold.

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Nozomi Morotomi, Gold.

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Nozomi Morotomi, Gold.

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Ana Remigio, Gold.

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Ana Remigio, Gold.

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Anna Taylor Dillon, Silver.

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Tafadzwa Chigudu, Gold, and Best in Show. See more pics on her Facebook post.

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Tafadzwa Chigudu, Gold, and Best in Show.

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Tafadzwa Chigudu, Gold, and Best in Show.

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Tafadzwa Chigudu, Gold, and Best in Show.

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Caz Clance, Silver.

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Caz Clance, Silver.

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Caz Clance, Silver.

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Victoria White, Gold. THOSE EYES THOUGH OMG.

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Victoria White, Gold.

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Victoria White, Gold.

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Leanne Foster, Silver.

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Ana Remigio, Gold. Those are CUPCAKES!!

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Ana Remigio, Gold.

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Michelle Becker, Gold.

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Simone Knittel, Gold.

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Nazarova Tatyana, Gold.

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Nazarova Tatyana, Gold.

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Kelly Smith, Merit.

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Sherry Clark, Bronze. The face on this one was so realistic that I kept thinking she as going to open her eyes every second I was near her. Awesomely, awesomely eerie.

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Sadie Jones, Silver. Everything about this cake just makes me HAPPY.

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Sadie Jones, Silver.

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Sadie Jones, Silver.

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Sadie Jones, Silver.

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Part of the Sugar Witches collaboration. By Kate Bartlett.

Music/Sound Credits

The following songs and sound clips were used in this episode of Eat the Evidence. I am extremely grateful to creators who provide this content.

“Wallpaper” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Winner Winner” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Fretless” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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