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Jupiter Structural Layer Cake by cakecrumbs Jupiter Structural Layer Cake by cakecrumbs
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. :giggle:

More photos and deets: cakecrumbs.me/2013/07/24/jupit...

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damianesunnombre Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  New member
I love the planets and i love the cakes, it's perfect !!!Judge 
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DeviantArtist14 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cake. And you made this. :? You sure you're not just an astronaut and it's not a photo you took in space? That is some serious cake baking skills you've got there! :D
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Lyth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great idea! :)
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cutemussy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! That is insane. GREAT WORK!! I'm definitely following you now :love: !Squee Bounce 
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner May 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
this looks like it took ages, it looks so good!!
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LiChiba Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
best cake ever! it looks so yummy and yet so amazing at the same time ^.^
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Infamaty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that'll be my birthday Cake! so creative :D
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Devine-Escapes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is just awesome!
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DarlingDreamer94 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with this and your Earth cake!  Absolutely beautiful.
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Sawkinator Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Wow, a spherical cake that's actually ALL CAKE. Every time I see one made on TV it's always half rice krispies or -gasp- Styrofoam, and it always disappoints me. It feels like cheating.

Great work! Cake experts should take heed :D
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