Revisiting the concentrically layered spherical cake because I keep getting asked about how to make it to a degree of regularity that is testing my sanity. The first cake, despite the reception, was fairly botched, so I wanted to perfect the technique before sharing it. Most people were pretty okay with that, others were a bit ruder in response and I got tired of dealing with it. So ta da! Here we go for round 2. This one turned out perfect so there will be a tute later in the week.
Went for a whole sphere this time, essentially to show how easily it can be done. I mulled over how to decorated it for ages. I almost went for a pokéball cake, but I couldn't resist doing another planet. It was hard to pick a favourite, but Jupiter has so much charisma with its turbulent atmosphere I couldn't not choose it. I'm in love with the Great Red Spot so it was a given.
The cake begins with a mud cake core, surrounded by almond butter cake in turn surrounded by vanilla Madiera sponge. It's then crumb coated with buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant. I achieved the detailing by painting the fondant with a dry brush technique using edible ink. Once I achieved the base colours I started removing some of it to create the storms, then added in some of the finer details. The painting took 8 hours all up, the baking of the cake was a process of a couple of days mostly due to the lengthy baking times, cooling times and the fact I was 300 times slower trying to document all the steps for a future tute.
More photos and deets: cakecrumbs.me/2013/07/24/jupit...
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