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Voodoo Cake

Extract from Twisted Cakes • By Debbie Goard • Published by Other

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2h00

Twisted Cakes
The voodoo doll is derived from the English poppet, a doll used in folk magic and witchcraft to represent a speciffiic person. It’s said that actions performed on a poppet are transferred to that person. Love- sick? Sick of a loved one? Fashion a cake doll of your target, and insert pins. What better way to say, “I’m thinking of you”?

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  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    prepare the pins 2
    Start making the pins at least a day ahead of presenting the cake. Break off small lengths of spaghetti, about 2–3 in. (5–7.5 cm) long, and carefully insert into the Styrofoam block so that they are held firmly upright.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    paint the pins
    Paint the spaghetti
    strands with silver luster
    dust mixed with a few drops
    of vodka or lemon extract. Place in Styrofoam block to dry.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    form the pinheads
    Pinch off small pieces of the red fondant and
    roll them into very small balls to create the pinheads.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    position the pinheads

    Place the fondant pinheads in a small container, a few at a time, and lightly sprinkle with
    dry pearl dust. Insert a pinhead carefully onto the top of each dry painted spaghetti strand. Leave overnight to set.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    create button eyes

    Roll out the black fondant on a lightly dusted surface to a thickness of about 1⁄2 in. (1 cm).

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    cut out buttons

    Using the larger end of the no.2A icing tip, cut two round shapes from the rolled-out black fondant.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Set aside the trimmings.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    finish the buttons

    With smaller end of no.2A icing tip, imprint rim detail on buttons.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Using smaller end of no.6 icing tip, cut four holes in each button. Roll out more black fondant and use craft knife to cut thin strips for thread. Insert into buttonholes. Let dry.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    cut out the cake

    Cut out baking parchment shape using doll template. Attach parchment shape to chilled square cake with a few dabs of decorator’s buttercream icing. Cut body shape from the cake, following the outline of the parchment shape.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    shape the cake

    With the serrated knife, shape the sides of the doll’s body, slightly rounding the cake off at the edges.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    fix body to board

    With large piping bag and quick-ice tip, pipe a strip of buttercream icing onto the covered cake board...

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    and lay the body-shaped cake on top to fix in place.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    make the head

    Pipe a layer of buttercream over the flat surface of one mini half-ball of cake. Place the other mini half-ball of cake on top to form the doll’s head.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    attach the head

    Place the cake head ontop the body on the cake board using a dab of buttercream icing to fix it in place.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 16
    Step 16

    ice the doll

    Pipe buttercream all
    around the outline of the head and body of the doll, then pipe more buttercream over entire top surface of doll until it is completely covered in icing.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 17
    Step 17

    smooth the icing

    Using the curved spatula,
    carefully smooth over the entire surface of the icing, covering all of the doll.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 18
    Step 18

    prepare fondant cover

    Roll out the white fondant
    onto a dusted surface. Using fondant smoother and stiff burlap, imprint surface of fondant with texture.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 19
    Step 19

    cover the doll Carefully wrap the textured fondant loosely around rolling pin. Gently unfurl the fondant onto the iced doll, covering the body and head.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 20
    Step 20

    trim and shape body

    Trim off excess fondant from around the doll with a craft knife and set aside.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 21
    Step 21

    Tuck under edges of fondant on doll for a rounded look.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 22
    Step 22

    add features

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 23
    Step 23

    Using modeling tool, mark outline of muscles and other anatomical details by adding folds to the body and legs of doll.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 24
    Step 24

    make the arms

    Shape the arms from modeling chocolate.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 25
    Step 25

    Roll out
    reserved white fondant and wrap around the chocolate arms. Trim away excess fondant.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 26
    Step 26

    attach and texture arms

    Attach the arms to the body with a dab of water.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 27
    Step 27

    Imprint the arms with burlap, as was done for the body in Step 15. With stitching wheel, add stitching detail all along the sides of the head and body.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 28
    Step 28

    airbush the doll

    Airbrush light layer of warm brown color all over the head and body, emphasizing the details and
    shape of features.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 29
    Step 29

    add heart and stitching

    Roll out remaining red and black fondant. Cut voodoo heart template from red fondant with cutter. Fix to doll with dab of water. Indent holes at stitch sites on mouth, arms, neck, and heart. Cut thin strips of red and black fondant and insert ends into holes.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 30
    Step 30

    add button eyes

    Position the prepared button eyes in place on the head and fix in place with a dab of water. Use modeling tool to emphasize the detailing on the eyes.

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 31
    Step 31

    position the pins

  • How to decorate a character cake. Voodoo Cake - Step 32
    Step 32

    Carefully remove the prepared pins from the Styrofoam block and insert into the body of the voodoo doll.

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PinkandBlackGoth
PinkandBlackGoth · 1 project

This makes me so happy.

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Hope S.
Hope S.

This is beautiful....but using burlap will leave little hairy pieces of burlap in your food. I have worked with burlap and it is quite messy :/

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