I actually made this cake over a month ago, but I didn’t have the video camera handy at the time since we were moving. I finally decided to do a video slideshow! Enjoy!
This cake was originally made by the brilliant album designer Robert Brownjohn with the cake parts by Delia Smith for the Rolling Stones album, Let It Bleed. I just love this album cover. I had to make a completely edible version of the cake, scaled down from a 33rpm record to about the size of a 45! More details below…
Let It Bleed Cake materials and details
The plate, record, clock face, and the band were all made with gumpaste. The gumpaste was painted with petal dust mixed with lemon extract. The faces of the Stones, the label on the real, the label on the record, and the face of the clock were detailed with edible marker. I can’t say how much edible markers make things so easy!
This cake was a yellow cake with chocolate buttercream. The piped details, including the “dragées”, were all just royal icing. The candy was secured with royal icing; they did not budge!
Cakeb0t tip! “Faux” dragées
Royal icing details can be painted with metallic luster dust mixed with lemon extract. It really makes a nice detail, and can mimic a silver dragée when you don’t have any!