The Tinderbox – Cast Party

This cake is a re-creation of the cover of the book “The Tinderbox” by Hans Christian Andersen. It was for the cast party for my daughter’s second grade class play.

I first “sketch” the image using a toothpick. Then it is hand painted using Wilton Gel-Flow which I have colored with gel coloring. It’s a bit tedious, but the results are usually quite good.

This is hand-painted directly on buttercream frosting. The result might very well be sharper if the painting was done on fondant instead. I do not usually use fondant on children’s cakes because they generally do not like the flavor. I may try it in the future, however…


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