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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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:iconmjpr83916:
mjpr83916 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
At first I couldn't figure out how you did it, and then I realized it's two round halfs. Very cool cake.
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EtaniaVII Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am genuinely impressed with this.
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damianesunnombre Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
I love the planets and i love the cakes, it's perfect !!!Judge 
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DeviantArtist14 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student 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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:iconlyth:
Lyth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great idea! :)
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:iconcutemussy:
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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:iconlichiba:
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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:iconinfamaty:
Infamaty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that'll be my birthday Cake! so creative :D
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:icondevine-escapes:
Devine-Escapes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is just awesome!
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:icondarlingdreamer94:
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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5Happy5 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow! This is a turly amazing cake. The layers inside it makes it look like a science demonstration model, a strange combination of science geekyness mixed with cheeky colourfulness. I love it Love 
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
holy cow you should be in cake boss O_O 
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:iconmorexod:
morexod Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Dream cake! **
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:iconmiss-tada:
Miss-TaDa Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg I WOULD LOVE A CAKE OF JUPITER!!!!!!
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:iconkristof1018:
Kristof1018 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
i bet the core is chocolate
and the clouds are caramell
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:iconianolivia:
ianolivia Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow.
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
:jawdrop: words? bah! no point! superlatives are now, officially, redundant...
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:iconbellasylph:
BellaSylph Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ditto!
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
XD
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:iconmarcosdediego:
MarcosDeDiego Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want One!!!!

Best cake EVER.
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:iconminkulul:
MinkuLul Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh gosh, briliant!
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:iconbitteralkaloid:
BitterAlkaloid Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Amazing. The gas clouds are delicious I'm sure.
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:iconalexlibris999:
alexlibris999 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very, very original!!!
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:iconnicedino:
nicedino Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
This is ingenious... and most certainly delicious :D
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:iconaileen:
aileen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
It's abundantly clear that this was a labor of love.

Thanks especially for the tutorial - having a video really helps to understand the steps!
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:iconmagicmeg8:
magicmeg8 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel I would have gotten a better grade if I had made a cake model of Jupiter instead of a papiere-mache one in fourth grade. lol 

Amazing work!

Meg
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:iconshenaniboom:
ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
So cool! Looks really yummy too :3
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:iconnekonuit:
Nekonuit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YOU ARE FREAKING AWESOME! Gonna make one for a friend of mine :3
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's such an epic idea! :wow:
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:iconstarhorse:
Starhorse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Even more amazing! 
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:iconfairymela:
FairyMela Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Digital Artist
This goes far beyond awesomeness *_____________*

Amazing cake!!
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:iconb-dedi:
b-Dedi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   General Artist
This is absolutely incredible!! Your food-gallery is amazing anyway! ...But this one is really that awesome!! :faint:
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:iconrainbowforce5:
Rainbowforce5 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Mind Blown.
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:iconclampigirl:
Clampigirl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me and my brothers sit here and drool all over the place.
Now they left because I wrote about them. xD

IT SUPER AWESOME by the way!
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VioletAliceHahero Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
that cake is absolutly awesome
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:iconatramentmj:
atramentMJ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! It's magnificent ;) You helped me realise that I've always dreamt about eating Jupiter.
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Shisho2k Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O M G.  You are some kind of genius.  I can't believe how well done all of this is, and how creative and cute a lot of these ideas are.  This cake has tickled my inner nerd.

Brilliant, and I just looked at your blog.  Thanks so much for sharing the process.  I started baking and maybe doing some of your stuff will help me along in figuring out how to do baking like this.  It's just spectacular.  O_O
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kreisleriana Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I'm in love with this cake!  The internal structure of a planet in cake form is such a unique idea.  What really steals the show is the surface decoration, though.  Beautiful and realistic.  I'd love to have something like that for a birthday cake, but TBH, I wouldn't mind this being my wedding cake.  Why not, teach the guests a little bit of planetary science while we're at it!!!
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:iconkarthesios:
Karthesios Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Delicious, delicious astronomy...
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:icon2dazed:
2dazed Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is awesome! Look at the detail!

I'd never eat it. It'd just sit there until it grew it's own population. :)
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:iconfarand:
farand Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Ha, same here. :XD:
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otakulena Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Artist
so cool!! XD
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think there is a way to express how tragic it is you don't live in the same city as me. :drool:
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:iconspeedingpullet:
speedingpullet Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats the most amazing cake I've ever seen :-)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are amazing!
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:iconmedusaart:
MedusaArt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is epic!
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:iconohmygoshcheese:
OhMyGoshCHEESE Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wah! My favorite planet! In cake form!! :D haha you rock :3
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:iconcrysa91:
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg  Amazing! And your sure its not like paper mache something? Its real cake? All hail the queen of baking !Worship 
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