Ancient Monuments Cake

Ancient Monuments Cake

This wedding cake includes replicas of ancient monuments including the Colosseum, the Parthenon, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The bottom two tiers were frosted with smooth buttercream frosting then decorated with modeling chocolate and piped chocolate decorations. The top tier was made of gingerbread cookies and royal icing.

Parthenon Cake Tier

Ancient Monuments Cake

The edible columns were made from Pirouettes dipped in ombre tones of chocolate.

Ancient Monuments Cake

Marlbed Modeling Chocolate Tutorial

The smooth finish on this Parthenon cake replica was made from white and yellow marbled modeling chocolate.

Ancient Monuments Cake

Complete instructions on how to build and decorate this cake are included in the following book:

Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate
Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate

Colosseum Cake Tier

Ancient Monuments Cake

Ancient Monuments Cake

Ancient Monuments Cake

The ‘stone’ finish and edible archways on this Colosseum cake replica were made from brown and white marbled modeling chocolate.

Ancient Monuments Cake

Gingerbread Cookie Lighthouse Topper

Ancient Monuments Cake

Ancient Monuments Cake Ancient Monuments Cake

I used this recipe for the gingerbread topper
Gingerbread House Dough Recipe & Baking Instructions

Gingerbread House Dough Recipe and Baking Instructions

Here is the final result
Ancient Monuments Cake

Ancient Monuments Cake

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