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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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:iconlichiba:
LiChiba 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
best cake ever! it looks so yummy and yet so amazing at the same time ^.^
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:iconthefinalmasterpiece:
TheFinalMasterpiece 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
that'll be my birthday Cake! so creative :D
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:icondevine-escapes:
Devine-Escapes Mar 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is just awesome!
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:icondarlingdreamer94:
DarlingDreamer94 Mar 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with this and your Earth cake!  Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconsawkinator:
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 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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Kishy-Chan Feb 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
holy cow you should be in cake boss O_O 
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:iconmorexod:
morexod Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Dream cake! **
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Miss-TaDa Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg I WOULD LOVE A CAKE OF JUPITER!!!!!!
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:iconkristof1018:
i bet the core is chocolate
and the clouds are caramell
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