AFRO QUEEN CAKE TUTORIAL! (Step by Step instructions on this Black Girl Magic theme in 2020!)
thisis Shana with love meets
cakeand I'm coming back with another video another hobby that I have is acrylic painting and I thought how about I do a
cakereplica of a painting that I did a couple of years ago all right let's get started so for
thiscase I'm using a three layer seven inch
cakeand you can actually use any size
cakeas long as it's at least three layers so that it gives you the height that you need and here's the buttercream that I made so for
thismake sure that you have a
cakeleveler a spatula the icing colors that I used for
thisis going to be purple pink yellow of course you can use any colors that you want to use and then I'm going to use a little bit of orange too and then for the hair I'm going to use
blackand brown for the hair we're also going to use a 1m piping tip but you can also use a 2d piping tip and then a pack of wilton white font some gold bling bling for the borders which is optional I love ling-ling though and then for me I actually use Crisco to roll out my fondant but I know other people may use cornstarch I don't like cornstarch
thisis my preference and then make sure you have a small fondant rolling pin a small cutter a food-safe paintbrush a bench scraper to smooth out the icing and then because I'm lazy and I don't feel like making a crown I buy my princess crowns but if you wanna make your crown you can and then a little bit of gold miss spray and if you have some
glitter you can use that too alright so first before I put my
cakes down and put down a little bit of icing so that the
cakewill stick to the board when we're icing it now just because
thisis a demo
cakeI wanted to use the icing that I had on hand and it actually was like a light strawberry icing so if you see little speckles of like strawberry skin strawberry flesh that's what it is it's strawberries and so what I'm doing is just filling in each layer with the icing and then I'm going to do a crumb coat if you are not free with a crumb coat that is thin layer of icing that you used to ice the case first so that the crumbs on the
cakeget trapped in that first thin layer before you put on the final coating now with your crumb coat remember make sure that you are scraping the excess icing off to a different Bowl you're not putting that into the bowl where you're going to be using the final icing because you don't want to end up getting any crumbs in that final icing so make sure whatever icing you're scraping off you're putting that somewhere else and not back into your original bowl of icing and then what I like to do is take a paper towel with my bench paper and then go around the borders in order to clean up those edges and then once I have my crumb coat on I will put that in the refrigerator or the freezer there's a weird angle up in the refrigerator but keep it in the refrigerator for at least 10-15 minutes so we can get it...
firm now in the meantime while it's in the fridge getting firm I'm going to start coloring the icing that I'm going to use and like I said I'm using purple pink and yellow but have fun and use any colors matter of fact when I do
cakeagain I'm going to use some different colors and just have some more fun with it so in one bowl I'm going to put purple and pink in the next one now with
thisparticular pink I didn't want it to be a heartache I wanted it to be somewhat of like a sunset pink so what I ended up doing was getting a little bit of red and then mixing that into the pump so sometimes you just have to play around with color mixing in order to get the color that you're looking for and then I also took a little bit of my purple icing I put just a little bit of purple icing in as well so as you can see I kind of got like a muted pink color and then for my yellow I wanted a gold ring so even though
thissays golden yellow what I did was mix some of that golden yellow and then I added a little bit of orange to it as well because I wanted a deep golden yellow so just feel free to play around with your colors until you get the desired color that you're looking for and then what I'm going to do with my crown is I'm going to flip off those little cone pieces and by the way these little crowns you can actually get at the dollar store Walmart Hardy City your
cakesupply store has three make princess crowns and then what I...
like to do is actually take some of my
cakegold my gold highlighter does and then I mixed a little bit of alcohol in with it so I can turn it into a paint and then what I like to do is actually paint it gold if you actually have the Wilton gold spray I will say one time I did try to spray gold and I didn't really get the outcome I was looking for so I prefer to just paint it gold or like I said if you want to hand make your own crown you are free to do that - I just hate making crowns alright so I took the
cakeout the fridge and as you can see it's firm so I'm going to start at the base of
cakeis going to have three colors I'm putting a golden yellow at the bottom the spatula and I'm going all the way around and for
thisI don't want to have pressing lines because I want the colors to blend in with each other so the next I'm going to go ahead and put my next color right on top of that and then I'll put on my last color and I'll start with putting it on the top and then getting the top part of the
cakenow what I'm doing here is showing you how I made a lip when I brought the icing up above the
cakeso on the purple see how there is a rim of icing going around the top that is going to be how you achieve your smooth corners on the top of the
cakeand I will show you how you do that so the next thing I'm going to do is take our bench scraper and I didn't want to show I didn't actually want to move my camera...
angle so I'm not showing you on
thispart but what I'm doing is running hot water and I'm running the bench scraper under the hot water and then I'm taking it and then I am pressing it slightly up against the
cakeso what it's doing is smoothing out your
cakeand the heat is actually smoothing out that I see and so what I do is I just turning the
cakeround around until I get it completely smooth and each time when I'm taking what I'm doing is taking the bench scraper and then running it back under the hot water so as you can see we got a pretty nice sky effect with the icing there and then I'm taking the napkin under the bench scraper and when I'm just running it along the base of the
cakeso we can get that icing up and clean up that order and then now what we're gonna do next is we have the bullet the lip the icing roots and then I'm going to take my spatula and I'm going to start from the outside and then push it into the center so outside in outside so see how I clean up through the top and the
thisis the easiest way to achieve that and then what I'm doing is running that spatula under the hot water too so you can see how the heat from the hot water is actually making the top of the
cakeand there you go perfectly smooth shake okay so the next I'm going to take out the white fondant and whatever your skintone you actually want to color
thisI stop I'm going to take my brown mix a little bit of...
the brown into the fondant now what I do and like I said other people do
thisdifferently but I take a little bit of my shortening I rub it on the table and a little bit of the scheme's heat powder or tylose powder and I wear a little bit in there in order to make the fondant just a little bit firm and so I just need the brown and two fondant add a little bit more of the vegetable shortening to my hands into the table so that the fondant is not sticking to the table or sticking to my hands but there are a lot of bakers that actually like to use cornstarch and it's just your preference on what you like to use I don't like my search pudges I've always use vegetable shortening so I'm more comfortable with that and then once you get the shade that you're looking for go ahead and roll that out I would say roll it out the size of a pan
cakeyou don't want to roll it out too thin to where your fondant is going to start ripping when you try to cut it now when I'm cutting the face I am actually free handing it so it's hard for me to really explain how I'm doing it all I can do is kind of show you it at the very end of
thisvideo though I did leave a note saying if you want to email me and then you can PayPal me or cash out me one dollar and I'd be happy to email you the template if you want to use that in order to cut it out but I am actually free handing the face in the body and the best way I can explain free handing is what I do is cut out...
what I think it should look like and then I hold it up to the
caketo see if it's a good size so as you can see I'm putting the head on it and I'm trying to see if it's a you know if it's too big too small or if it's just right so
thisright here is the neck and the shoulders and then I'm putting the head on I also like to take my fingers and then rub them along the edge in order to smooth it out once I cut it out too and then I decided to use white for the dress now what I'm doing here is I'm not pressing it on all the way I'm just lightly putting it on top so I can see the outline of the body and then I'm lightly tracing how I want the dress to be so I'm not cutting it all the way I'm just doing a light trace all right so you can see how I traced it there and then I'm going to peel that off the body and then I'm gonna go ahead and cut that sheep out well like I said at the end you'll have my email if you wanna email me I will email you back the template that you can use in order to have that to trace and cut out yourself if you're not comfortable with remanding it but it is really easy there you go and then I'm making the lips in order to get that shade for the lips I used pink and purple I used red and purple I'm sorry a little bit of red fondant a little bit of purple fondant mixed it together to get almost like a plum --is-- color for the lips and I'm freehanding the lips as well and then I...
wanted to give her full puckered lips and so what I'm doing is making like little caterpillar sized fondant shades here and like I said the thing with free ending is you really just have to play with it until it looks like how you want it to look so don't adhere anything to the
cakeand see you got it looking how you want it to look sometimes I'm like okay I mean lips too big let me make them a little bit smaller or made them later mom let me make them bigger so you just have to play around with it so you just keep cutting and adjusting it until you get them looking how you want them to look now you can make her lips closed or with
cakeI decided to have her lips parted just a little bit so I took a little bit of white fondant and I cut out a small piece and then I'm putting the lips on top of it so that way there was a little bit of white showing them in the middle of her lips like it's her teeth and I'm taking that brush that I have and I'm putting just a little bit of water on there so that way can stick so there you go I also have a little bit of pink luster dust and what I'm doing is taking the brush and I am giving her some rosy cheeks you can use like a dark pink or a red if you want to give her bless you cheeks so once you feel like you have the body how you want it in the head you can go ahead and put it on the
cakenow my icing was still soft and sticky so I didn't have to use any water in order to stick that on there...
otherwise if your
cakealready got firm you may have to use a little bit of water in order to get it stuck on there and then I'm going to take my 1m piping tip I won't put that in my piping bag here and remember you can actually use a 1m sometimes I use a 2d because they're essentially the same thing it's just that the 2d the spokes are curved inward so it gives you a little bit of a difference in the piping outcome but they're still essentially the same thing in my opinion now also I didn't show
thispart I forgot to show it when I went to make the hair I actually used some of my purple icing so what I did was I took the
blackicing more I'm sorry I put some
blackfood color and brown food color into the purple icing in order to get the air so just to FYI when you're looking at her hair and you're thinking that's not all the way
blackis because I used purple so her hair has a little bit of a purple hue to it all right make sure you got your bag secured when you go to pipe it and then I'm going to start piping from the corner of her neck and her shoulder and it's best to actually do the outline of her hair first and then fill it in last and then just make sure you're aware of how fool you're making it you want to make sure you give her a full
afroand not like a narrow
afroto where it looks like she has like a high-top fade and then you're just gonna do little short squeezes and then with
thisone I didn't...
want any eyes showing I didn't want any nose showing so I am piping that hair so it looks like she has some bangs coming down now the way that you squeeze the piping bag you're gonna get different looks in the hair when I'm squeezing it it's hard to tell but when I'm squeezing it I'm doing a short little circle if you can kind of see see how I'm doing a little short circular motion I actually really love the colors I love how her hair has just a faint purple hue to it but you can make her hair all the way round if you want you can make her hair all the way
blackif you want so it's just whatever look you're going for what you have in your piped on you can put the crown on and then I'm gonna give her some earrings so what I'm going to do is take some white fondant and then I'm going to make it into a circle so it looks like she has some hoop earrings there and I'm gonna take some of that gold paint that I still have and then I'm gonna paint the earrings gold and I'm just gonna stick those on right where her ears should be now what I did here is I took some of that Wilton gold spray and I sprayed a light mist onto it now the thing is with that gold spray do not spray it directly up on the
cakehold it back about a foot and then spray it so you get a light sheen and then I'm taking some of my
cakegold glitter and then I'm just sprinkling a little bit of
cakegold on there to give it a shimmery effect and...
then also just add just a little bit more detail to it I'm taking my gold paint brush and then I'm just making some little gold speckles along the side there you go I love how