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Nature Reigns by cake-engineering Nature Reigns by cake-engineering
I made this cake for Threadcakes 2011. It is based off the design Nature Reigns. It is a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I hand carved the skull. The crown is gumpaste with sugar gems. The eggs, bird, and leaves are all gumpaste. It took around 35 hours to complete. I'm pleased with the result and I had a lot of fun making it.

Here is the link to my entry and how I made this cake:
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The sculpting is superb! The skull would look better with rough texture rather than a smooth and somewhat glossy look, but the marbling quite compensated the sheen, and is a nice overall touch.
I like the other elements, the only thing I'll add is that the underside of the flower needs more shading. Nevertheless the leaves and crown are fantastic! Maybe the cake board needs a little oomph, maybe texture it a little or add some soil-like edibles. And the bee is a bit glossy, would have look better in matte and/or a little texture.
Overall, its a fantastic piece of cake artwork and I would definitely order one ^__^
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VixenTheWolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This looks excellent! Not to mention super delicious nom nom nom!
Was it as good as it looks?

Hey! Theres this contest on that this would be a great entry for!

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Contest to share cool pimped out baking goods like cupcakes and cakes :) Not sure what the prizes are yet, but all you have to do is upload your pic and share it :D
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HevzART Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a cake?! wow youre amazing :dalove:
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Mitch357 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Fab x
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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systemofdagobah Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
awesome!!! this is the best, i like it very much!!! :D
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, it is my favorite cake as well!
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systemofdagobah Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
thanks for the badge! :)
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Little-M-Cakes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Fantastic skull, love the detail.
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Spudnuts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! That looks so awesome!
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Minaya86 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, it looks amazing. Great work, very well done :)
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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WickedMarionette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great cake :)
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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OrangeRobin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Artist
that....is the coolest cake ive ever seen in my entire life.....
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Tallemxox Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh!!! This cake is beautiful!!! I absolutely love your attention to detail, like the coloration of the eggs and all the details on the crown! And nice shape to the skull!! cake can be so finicky to carve sometimes hehe (Just out of curiosity, did you airbrush any of the colors on to this cake, or was it all hand painted?)
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. I used petal dust mixed with vodka and hand painted all the details on the skull, leaves, eggs, and flowers. I used edible airbrush paint for the crown and painted that on. The progress photos of how I made this cake are shown here: [link]
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sweetestsincakes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artist
awesome work!
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Mauser7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O______O Holy smokes, this is a cake?! I was thinking it was something done with clay. Excellent work!
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I had fun making this cake!
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:iconduelli:
duelli Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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Elvelon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
This is my favorite cake!
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LaLuna5023 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
That is really neat!
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MidnightSinxx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! your amazing
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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MidnightSinxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcomes :D
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:iconspudnuts:
Spudnuts Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a very lovely cake! Look at those details! WOW!
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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angeldevilland Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Holy cow! Nice!
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Coleman-Lulu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Wow!
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Jezuruz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks!
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faerysharp Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011   General Artist
I Love it....it looks great, especially the texture of the different objects...I feel inspired to make bigger Zombies......
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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MeatsOfEvilness Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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:iconcake-engineering:
cake-engineering Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you
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MotherDaughterSweets Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
wow! that is incredible!
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peeka85 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's brilliant, well done! And good luck :)
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gertygetsgangster Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful work! The detail is fantastic. Awesome stuff! xXx
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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CurseoftheWerepoodle Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
very cool!
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Bearkata Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011   General Artist
Beautiful! I love the crown, especially the design, colour, and the gems on it. The eggs, flowers, and the shape of the skull are also very well done, as well as practically every aspect of this cake. Excellent work, my friend! You have a true talent! :3
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :) It was my first time making a gumpaste crown too.
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karadin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is fabulous!
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cake-engineering Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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