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Twilight Series Birthday Cake by martiowlsten Twilight Series Birthday Cake by martiowlsten
Twilight-themed Fondant Birthday Cake

Explanation: My mother LOVES Twilight. She's addicted. I'm just as bad - but that's beside the point. This weekend, we were celebrating my mother's birthday, and I decided I wanted to make her a cake.

(Cake-making is, for me, a big deal... especially for my mother. She used to do professional wedding and birthday cakes that were absolutely stunning! I grew up watching her create absolutely beautiful creation out of cake mixes and frosting and food coloring, and I've always wanted to be able to do that, too.)

So, somewhere in there, I'm not sure where, I decided I would make her a Twilight cake. But how? I didn't know. I got some ideas online and somehow, in the midst of all that, I decided I was going to use fondant to do it. A rather crazy idea for me, considering I'd never used fondant before.

Well, long story short, I called in some special assistance from :icondanikamorningstar: and together we created this. The initial concept was mine and I created the base cake, the checker board and ribbon. Danika sculpted the chess pieces and the beautiful flower. Everything on here - and I do mean EVERYTHING - is edible, made of marshmallow fondant, butter cream frosting, food coloring and... yes, a real apple. It's covered in fondant, but it's a real apple under there. (Danika has a pic of this on her account, too, since this SO wouldn't have been possible without her help - go tell her how lovely that flower is!)

Mom -loved- it, as did nearly every other woman present that evening (the men just didn't get it). She screamed when I went to cut it. :)

Twilight (c) Stephenie Meyer
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:icontwinsmanns:
Twinsmanns Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hee! Thanks!
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seremela05 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
that is just way amazing. and not cuz i'm a twi-fan, but because it's just really cool!
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And thank you for the favs as well!
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seremela05 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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Froudi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, you did this??? Thats AMAZING. I normally see things like that on Ace of Cakes or something
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, I did - of course, there was no way I could do it alone, so :icondanikamorningstar: was my partner in crime. I know cakes, she knows figures, together it was a success.

... you should check out her gallery -she's got more of our cake creations that we've done since. Hm, I need to post some of them on my page, too...
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:iconmarikkanamelightzero:
That is one beautiful cake. And I'm not even that into Twilight anymore.
And, once again, that is a GORGEOUS cake.:+fav:
Did I mention how much I loved this cake?
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! I'm glad you liked it!
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ArtisanCraft Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
We have featured this cake right here. :D


=MyntKat
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! Thank you so much!! I'm honored!
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:iconmistressofnocturne:
MistressOfNocturne Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Very lovely! Although I'm not a big fan of twilight, I would start crying if you cut though that masterpiece!
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! Well, thank you!
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:iconmistressofnocturne:
MistressOfNocturne Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Yep, anytime!
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:iconmoeunice:
moeunice Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Lovely! i would have screamed too if i saw u cutting it
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:iconoceanfae:
OceanFae Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
BEAUTIFUL cake. I wish I could do somthing like that.
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnotwritten:
notwritten Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
You did a very good job on that cake young lady. Keep smiling. :-)Happy Easter.
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! I hope you had a good Easter, too!
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:iconthecrazyhat:
TheCrazyHat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
That is really sweet, literaly! XD
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - It was!! I don't think I've every used so much sugar in one confection before!
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:iconthecrazyhat:
TheCrazyHat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
But I bet it was delicous.
We just had a candy box assignment in my 2-D drawing class and one girl made Candyland. Now that wasd alot of Sugar. OO"
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hoo-boy, I bet it was!! Probably heavy, too. Goodness, that would be an interesting bit to make.
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:iconthecrazyhat:
TheCrazyHat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
It was big, and very cool. LoL, if you ever decided to try that count me in. XD
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nannaboo-xo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
i would cry if i saw that at my birthday
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I probably would have, had it been my birthday, too. There's nothing like a beautiful cake to make a b-day special.

... wait, you DID mean in a good, way, right? Like happy tears???
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:iconnannaboo-xo:
nannaboo-xo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
haha yes happy tears no worries
shouldve made that more clear sorry :S
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, phew! S'all good. :D
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sheepysaccount Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Looks way too delicious to eat.
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It nearly was. But, ah, so goes the way with cake. Uneaten cake is wasted freezer space. LOL
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sheepysaccount Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
True...I should try myhand at cakes as well...I have a friend who's in love with Twilight as well. And your cake is a beautiful idea...

I wonder if I can get that fondant you mentioned here in Germany.
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, if you can get marshmallows and powdered sugar, you can make it, easy. Check out piece-a-cake.com - they have recipies, videos, and can tell you all you need to know about the stuff. It was thanks to them that I was brave enough to try this!
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sheepysaccount Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, wow...Thanks that helps a lot.
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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panther01228 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks amazing. I love twilight!
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:iconmartiowlsten:
martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - I love it, too! Twilight I mean. Well, the cake, too, but in that particular instance... ah, you know what I mean.
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p4nd4-e Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Marshmallow fondant!? That sounds delicious! Really well done, looks like it could be done by those Ace of Cakes people. =D It's cool to see food art on DA. A first for me. o.O
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martiowlsten Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It wasn't half bad, I tell you what. It got higher reviews than most fondant does. Oh, thank you!! I feel so special now. *glee*
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