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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:

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EtaniaVII Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am genuinely impressed with this.
damianesunnombre Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  New member
I love the planets and i love the cakes, it's perfect !!!Judge 
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
Lyth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great idea! :)
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 
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner May 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
this looks like it took ages, it looks so good!!
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 ^.^
Infamaty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that'll be my birthday Cake! so creative :D
Devine-Escapes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is just awesome!
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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