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Make-Up Cake
Hayley

Make-Up Cake

by Hayley
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Try your hand at this beautiful make-up cake, perfect for any cosmetics lover! It would be especially great for a 21st, 18th or other special occasion, but can of course be adapted to suit any age. The make-up cake features a lipstick, blusher, eye shadow and foundation, complete with realistic brushes for added effect. It's quite simple to make, and if you've had experience with modelling before, then this should be a walk in the park! You can also play around with colours to suit your theme. Give it a go today!

you will need...

  • 8" Round Sponge Cake
  • 11" Round Cake Drum
  • White Sugarpaste 1.25kg
  • Renshaw Black Modelling Paste
  • Renshaw Pink Sugarpaste
  • Mix of Coloured Sugarpaste
  • Renshaw Choc Brown Sugarpaste
  • Silver Modelling Paste
  • Wilton White Decorating Icing Tube
  • Wilton Standard Coupler
  • Wilton Tiny Decorating Tube #1
  • Round Cutters
  • Edible Glue
  • Black Edible Pen
  • Cake Smoother
  • Shimmer Pink Lustre Dust
  • FMM Alphabet & Number Cutters
  • Black & White Stripe Ribbon 2m
  • 38mm Black Satin Ribbon 1m

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Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8
Ready Made Vanilla Sponge Cake - 8" Rd
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£12.10
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11" Silver Round Cake Drum / Board
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£2.04
Renshaws Regalice White Sugarpaste 1kg
Renshaws Regalice White Sugarpaste 1kg
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£5.19
Renshaws Flower & Modelling Paste - Dahlia Black
Renshaws Flower & Modelling Paste - Dahlia Black
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£1.99
Renshaws Regalice Baby Pink Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Baby Pink Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Renshaws Neon Sugarpaste Colours x 5
Renshaws Neon Sugarpaste Colours x 5
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£4.99
Renshaws Regalice Chocolate Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Chocolate Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Culpitt Silver Modelling Paste 100g
Culpitt Silver Modelling Paste 100g
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£3.49
Wilton Ready To Use White Decorating Icing
Wilton Ready To Use White Decorating Icing
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£2.50
Wilton Icing Tube Coupler / Adapter
Wilton Icing Tube Coupler / Adapter
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£1.68
Wilton Tiny Round Decorating Tube #1
Wilton Tiny Round Decorating Tube #1
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£1.87
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
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£2.59
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.49
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Ink Pen - Black / Liquorice
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Ink Pen - Black / Liquorice
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£2.29
Rounded Cake Smoother & Polisher
Rounded Cake Smoother & Polisher
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£2.99
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Lustre Dust - Shimmer Pink
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Edible Lustre Dust - Shimmer Pink
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£2.29
FMM Sugarcraft Upper Case Alphabet & Numbers Cutter Set
FMM Sugarcraft Upper Case Alphabet & Numbers Cutter Set
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£6.86
Black | White Striped Ribbon
Black | White Striped Ribbon
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£0.98
Black Double Satin Ribbon - 38mm (width)
Black Double Satin Ribbon - 38mm (width)
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£0.98

instructions

You'll need to bake a yummy 8" round cake and cover this in white sugarpaste (approx 1kg needed). You'll also need an 11" round cake drum, covered in white sugarpaste.

Making The Foundation Pot

1. So hopefully you've successfully covered the cake & cake drum with a layer of white sugarpaste, and now you're ready to make the make-up decorations. The first one to make is the foundation pot, so start by taking a golf-ball sized piece of black modelling paste and roll this into a ball.

2. Roll this out to approximately 0.5cm thick and cut out a circle using a 2" (approx) round cutter.

3. Use a slightly smaller cutter to make another circle to sit on top of the first one. Make this much thinner - approximately 2mm.

4. If you want to brand the make-up (here we've gone for MAC inspired products), you can write the logo on using a Wilton white decorating icing tube. Attach the tiny round piping tip to the tube using a coupler, and carefully pipe the letters onto the foundation pot. It may help to print out the logo first so you have something to copy from.

Making The Eye Shadow Brush

5. To make the eye shadow brush, take a piece of black modelling paste and roll this into a long sausage (roughly 0.5cm in diameter). To achieve a perfect sausage, roll the modelling paste using a cake smoother.

6. Cut the sausage down into a realistic size using a sharp knife (approx 5.5cm).

7. Now you need to make the metal brush holders to go on the ends of the handle. Roll a piece of silver modelling paste into a sausage (same width as the brush handle) and cut these down into two 1cm pieces. Use a sharp knife or blade modelling tool to mark them with several lines (for realism).

8. Dab a small amount of edible glue on the ends of the eye shadow brush and attach the 'metal' pieces. Roll two small pieces of white modelling paste into flattened egg shapes (roughly 1cm in length - see photo) and glue these to the ends to complete the brush.

Making The Blusher Brush

9. Start by taking another piece of black modelling paste and roll this into a long sausage, approximately 10cm in length. You want one end to be thinner and the opposite end to be thicker. You can achieve this using a cake smoother.

10. Similar to the eye shadow brush, you now need to make the 'metal' part of the brush. Roll a piece of silver modelling paste into a sausage (same thickness as the widest end of the brush handle) and attach this to the handle using a little edible glue. Again, use a sharp knife to mark several lines on this.

11. For the actual brush part, take a grape-sized piece of chocolate brown sugarpaste and roll this into a smooth round ball. Shape the ball into a rounded rectangle.

12. Attach the brush to the end of the handle using a little edible glue. Use a knife to mark the brush to create the appearance of hairs. Cut into the end of the brush to make a fluffy effect.

Making The Blusher Pot

13. To make the blusher pot, roll out a piece of black modelling paste to roughly 0.5cm thick and cut out a circle using a 4cm (approx) round cutter.

14. Using a slightly smaller round cutter, cut out the centre of the black circle you just created.

15. Using that same cutter, create a circle to sit inside the black 'ring' you've made, out of pink sugarpaste. The pink circle should be roughly the same thickness as the black ring.

16. Gently mould the pink circle to the black ring using your fingers.

17. Using a black edible pen, write the 'MAC' (or other cosmetic brand) logo onto the centre of the pink circle. You can also dust the blusher pot & ends of the blusher brush with shimmer pink lustre dust.

Making The Eye Shadow Pot

18. For the eye shadow pot, start by cutting out a square shape from black modelling paste. The square should roughly measure 6cm x 6cm x 0.5cm.

19. Using a small round cutter (approx 1.5cm diameter), cut out 4 holes from the black square.

20. Use that same small circle cutter to make 4 coloured circles (any shades of sugarpaste you like). Place each coloured circle into the holes of the black square.

21. For extra effect, dust each coloured circle, or 'eyeshadow', with a little lustre dust.

22. For the lid, cut out another black square (same dimensions as before - 6cm x 6cm x 0.5cm).

23. Pipe the make-up logo onto the lid, the same way that you did for the foundation pot.

24. When you come to assemble the make-up decorations on top of your cake, use a little edible glue along the bottom edge of the lid to help support it on top of the cake.

Making The Lipstick

25. To make the lipstick, roll a piece of black modelling paste into a sausage shape (approx 3cm in length and 1.5cm in width).

26. Roll a piece of silver modelling paste into a sausage, making the width slightly smaller than the black sausage. The length should be approx 1.5cm.

27. Lastly take a piece of pink sugarpaste and roll this into a sausage shape, the same width as the silver sausage. Cut diagonally into one end of the pink sausage to make a realistic lipstick shape. Stick all of the pieces together using edible glue.

Finishing Touches

28. Arrange the cosmetic decorations on top of the cake and once you're happy with the positioning, you can secure these into place using a little edible glue.

29. Add a personalised touch to the cake using FMM upper case alphabet & number cutters. Roll out a piece of black modelling paste, approximately 1mm thick, and cut out the required letters & numbers. You may need to give the cutters a little wiggle as you press down. You can also use a cocktail stick to neaten the edges of each letter, if needed.

30. Lastly add your ribbon to the cake. Here we've used a thick black satin ribbon and then wrapped a 15mm white & black stripy ribbon around the base of the cake and edge of the cake drum. Arrange the letters around the cake drum and stick into place using edible glue.

 

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