So I was super busy this past week creating a spiral staircase cake for a church youth activity.
Here's my creation:
Carving a spiral cake is pretty easy, I did it once before with a piano cake I made. Here's a photo of it:
Anyway, a spiral staircase was a bit trickier...Not only did I have to carve the spiral, but I had to do it in steps, instead of one smooth cut.
First I start by layering my cake, in this case two 10 inch rounds. Then I mark off, with toothpicks, where I want to make my cuts, like this:
Next, I carefully carve each layer. Like this:
Once that's complete, I give the cake a crumb coat. Then I carve the next layer (in this case two 12 inch rounds) and finally, the layers are stacked. Like this:
Then I covered the cake in one large piece of fondant. Im this photo, I had started the cobblestone path using an embossing tool courtesy of DUFF.
Then I assembled the rest of the cake, including my princesses made from rice krispies treats, covered in fondant/gum paste mix.
What do you think?