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Beautiful Deformity FanArt Cake 2 by CakeUpStudio Beautiful Deformity FanArt Cake 2 by CakeUpStudio
dislaimer: the cake design is based on the GazettE's 'Beautiful Deformity' album artwork. The original design belongs to the GazettE, Sony Music Records Japan and JPU Records. it was a fanart cake, made purely for my masochistic pleasure and not for sale.
the design: many times I read how bakers see the world in a cake and I always found it exaggerated. but when I saw anouncement about release of new album by the GazettE (japanese visual kei band) one of my first thoughts was 'it looks like a cake waiting to be made!'. the idea behind the album was to achieve band's integral sound without losing unique characteristics of each member. thus the album artwork features five different animals that are still recognizable even after being merged into one creature
the cake: free-hand sculpted chocolate mudcake with layers of caramel cream, covered in white chocolate ganache and fondant/modeling chocolate mix
the process: it was my first ever mudcake! it turned out to be a great choice for a sculpted cake, it's very dense so I didn't need any internal structure. also I wanted to do as much sculpting as possible with actual cake, instead of making huge fondant topper and I doubt it would be possible with sponge or even velvet type. so after sculpting I covered it with ganache, than added some details in white modeling  chocolate (nose, tip of the beak, tip of the horn, lips) then covered it all with fondant/modeling chocolate mix. I did it in sections, starting with flat parts of the base and then the sculpted parts one by one. I was able to get seamless connections between the parts thanks to adding modeling chocolate to the fondant.

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JPU Records posted on my facebook profile comment ''Wow, great work!!" under this picture. I'm so happy they liked it! it seems they are not gonna sue me for copyrights as I was worried when posting!

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oh my, a DD?!!! thank you so much
maytel and cakecrumbs !!! :heart:
I also want to thank all dA community for encouragement to attempt the impossible :love:

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Beautiful Deformity FanArt Cake 1 by CakeUpStudio
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Beautiful Deformity FanArt Cake 2 by ~CakeUpStudio ( Suggested by maytel and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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Wylis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
this cake is so amazing. I love hogs... Youare not only a skilled cake master but also a sculptor.
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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
hehe, actually it's a mix of many animals but hog is not among them ;P seems I need to work on my sculpting skills a bit more XD
thank you anyway!
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soliton Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Holy shit, I can't believe this is an edible cake! Well done :D
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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
thank you! it was quite challenging!
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ScreenCaptor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my god....IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
:la: it's called "Beautiful Deformity" for a reason ;P thank you :heart:
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FifiCake Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Excellent!
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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
thank you! :D
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WildMysticSong Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks awesome, and the detail looks amazing.  I don't think I would have been able to eat that, not after all that.
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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
thanks! but that would be a waste of about a ton of chocolete ;P
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