When you look at the standard of some of the cakes expert cake designers make, some of the designs can be jaw-dropping, and it makes you wonder how they make them. Some companies have come up with revolutionary new methods of making cakes, which allows them to create highly realistic ones. They can create animals, cars, superheroes, dinosaurs, and many other designs which look fantastic. Below is an outline of how they do this, so you understand what goes into making these beautiful works of art that people love to eat.
Deciding What To Make
The first thing you need to do when making fantastic 3D cakes is deciding what you want to make. There are many options available, and the only limit is your imagination, and the more outrageous the design, the bigger the showstopper it will be. Once you have decided what to make, you will need a scaled version of it that you can scan, which will help to make the cake look ultra-realistic.
Making A Scan
When you want to make something like a bottle of champagne or a Bugatti Veyron, you will need something to scan with a 3D scanner. The scanner will create a computer-based replication of what you scan, and scale it down to the size of cake you want to make. It will measure the item precisely, which means you need to make the cake to an exact size to achieve the best finish. Once you have scanned the object and have the dimensions worked out, you can move on to the next stage.
Baking A Cake
You then bake the sponges for your cake in the traditional manner, and you need to ensure that the sponge is 10mm smaller than the cake design. Once the cake has been baked, and it is in the basic shape of the desired design, it is layered and filled with fillings. Popular fillings include:
- Raspberry Jam
- Strawberry Jam
- Swiss Buttercream
- Chocolate Mousse
Once the fillings have been added to the cake, they then add a crumb coating of buttercream before using technology to finish off the design.
A 3D Fondant Printer
The cake is moved to a custom jig, and they use a patented 3D printing technology that uses fondant to complete the design. The revolutionary 3D printer then applies the fondant to the cake in the design wanted and uses the 3D scan that you took of the object you are making into a cake. Once set, the cake will resemble what you are trying to make, but the process is not quite yet finished. Once the cake has cooled, the finishing touches are added to complete the cake. The cake is given to artists who use hand brushes or an airbrush to add the details and complete the finish of the design to the exact specifications required using natural food colourings.
The cake is now complete and will look like a scaled replica of what you scanned at the start, and you are left with a fantastic looking cake that tastes amazing. Only a few companies offer a similar service to this, but you can find them on the internet if you look hard enough and ensure your cake is as realistic as possible.