Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Three Wise Men

Hello crafting friends and welcome back to

Challenge #2~ Anything Goes
 (as long as it's Christmas)
Optional Theme this week is "Wise Men"

Instead of using layers of card stock for my project this week, I used layers of fondant :-)  I made this cake to celebrate King's Day.  It is a tradition in Portugal, to bake a little gift and a bean in the cake.  When you're sitting around the table celebrating, whoever gets the gift, keeps it, and whoever gets the bean ... well they have to buy/make the cake for the following year :-). Of course the cakes look nothing like this one, they are rich in fruit and brandy, but in my family no one really likes fruit cake, so I made this cake which was all chocolate as per my son's request. Yup, he is definitively his mommy's boy!
I used the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge and cut these cute wise men with my Cricut Cake. The key to get sharp cuts on the fondant is to roll the fondant to about  1/16" and keep it in freezer till you're ready to use it.  I find this works for me every time. I have several Cricut cake mats and roll out the different colours of the fondant on the different mats. I place a piece of parchment paper in between each mat and keep them in the freezer till I'm ready to make the cuts.
I sprinkled light brown sugar over the top of the cake not only  to resemble the desert sand, but more importantly, to prevent the moisture of the icing from making the fondant soggy.

Now it's your turn to join in the fun.  Don't forget to visit our blog for more inspiration from the Tinsel Team.  Looking forward to seeing your festive creations.

Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


  1. Is there no end to your talents??!! This is fabulous Lena and I
    love that the bean finder has to make the next year's cake!! xx

  2. Stunning cake Lena! You are sooo creative! xoxox

  3. Looks yummy, what a fun concept and cake!


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