Pirate Treasure Birthday Cake for Ashlyn 
handmade food-grade silicone molds for pirate bling
handmade food-grade silicone molds for pirate bling
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closeup of food-grade silicone mold for chocolate coins
closeup of food-grade silicone mold for chocolate coins
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push-molded modeling chocolate coin
push-molded modeling chocolate coin
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modeling chocolate pirate bling drying uncovered to be ready for gilding
modeling chocolate pirate bling drying uncovered to be ready for gilding
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sugar babies need holes to be an amber necklace
sugar babies need holes to be an amber necklace
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metal skewer tip heated in an open candle flame
metal skewer tip heated in an open candle flame
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hot metal skewer tip gently pushed through the sugar baby candy
hot metal skewer tip gently pushed through the sugar baby candy
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The sugar from the hole needs cleanup by poking the skewer from the other side too
The sugar from the hole needs cleanup by poking the skewer from the other side too
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Proof the hole goes all the way through! Hard to see through the sugar crystals sometimes.
Proof the hole goes all the way through! Hard to see through the sugar crystals sometimes.
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This took WAY too long (2-3hrs all beads, then threading), so only one sugar babies amber necklace for the pirate booty!
This took WAY too long (2-3hrs all beads, then threading), so only one sugar babies amber necklace for the pirate booty!
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It took a whole package premixed gum paste to make the hollow treasure chest lid sturdy enough.
It took a whole package premixed gum paste to make the hollow treasure chest lid sturdy enough.
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Since all the gum paste was gone, I baked gingerbread for the walls of the treasure chest.
Since all the gum paste was gone, I baked gingerbread for the walls of the treasure chest.
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The gingerbread treasure chest walls were covered with marshmallow fondant so the color would match the gum paste lid for painting the woodgrain.
The gingerbread treasure chest walls were covered with marshmallow fondant so the color would match the gum paste lid for painting the woodgrain.
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White modeling chocolate tiara formed around a plastic jar for shape, with grooves to attach edible pearls later
White modeling chocolate tiara formed around a plastic jar for shape, with grooves to attach edible pearls later
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Marshmallow fondant tinted with cocoa powder for a parchment look
Marshmallow fondant tinted with cocoa powder for a parchment look
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