PRUE LEITH BAKING QUEEN .
Here's a few progress shots from when I made a sugar crown and cake cushion for the total hero that is @prueleith.
Shoot was for the Mail on Sunday in August.
The sponge was layered with a pink raspberry buttercream, carved then masked before being covered in a plush red sugarpaste using @massa_ticino_sugarpaste.
This was then indented and decorated with pearl dragees before being trimmed with a gold cord and knots made from modelling paste. .
The crown itself was made from home-made pastillage (if you want to make your own try the ready mix from @squireskitchen
, so much quicker!). Supported with a cardboard rim and cocktail sticks. Then piped on top with royal icing (piping skills are priceless) before being painted with edible gold & being given a final bejazzle with some gems!