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Coolest Sea Turtle Cake Idea 27

by Rylie
(Kansas City, Kansas, United States)

Homemade Sea Turtle Cake Idea

Homemade Sea Turtle Cake Idea

Homemade Sea Turtle Cake Idea



This Sea Turtle Cake Idea was a ‘Welcome Home/Birthday’ cake for my sister while she was away for 5 weeks in Australia and Fiji. Through an e-mail she had told me her new favorite animal was the sea turtle. And then I had an idea to make a sea turtle cake for her. This was the first time I used different fondant, cake, and butter cream. So in my eyes it was taking a pretty risk for me. Luckily, it turned out wonderfully and she loved it!

I had done some research on how I would sculpt the cake, which kind would be better for sculpting…etc… My sisters favorite cake is yellow cake, so I had found a homemade recipe that had mixed yellow and pound cake together. And boy was that delicious. For the fondant I used this recipe.
• 1 Tbsp of unflavored gelatin
• 1/4 cup of cold water
• 1 tsp of almond extract
• 1/2 cup of light corn syrup (If a corn syrup is not available, you can substitute it with a sugar syrup made with 1-1/4 cups sugar and 1/3 cup water, boiled together until syrupy)
• 1 Tbsp of glycerin (some recipes say it’s optional, believe me, it’s a must)
• 2 lbs 10X confectioners’ sugar
• 1/2 tsp of white vegetable shortening
previous I had used the marshmallow fondant and which is fine tasting… you just really have to like marshmallows. Ha. But I do believe this one works quite well, but my house is very warm and the fondant didn't really like that…nor did it like a fan to keep cool. So for that reason it was hard to work with but the next cake I make with that I think it will change a bit.

I had made the cake and fondant the day before so it would have plenty of time to cool down and I could get an early start the next day for it. This particular cake took me about 10 hours to do… but I am also just starting so I am sure once I get the hang of it more than I will be quicker at it. but good luck to you on your cake making.

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by: Anonymous

maybe you should put something about how you actually made the cake.. the design aspect.

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