Step 1: Gather Your Supplies!
You will need 3 pre-baked 8inx8inx2in cakes in your choice of flavor.
Frosting in your choice of flavor.
Fondant (I bought a 10lb box and had about 1-2lbs left after)
Black Food Coloring (The Wilton brand has the best color with the least flavor)
Silver Color Mist Sugar Spray (Again Wilton is the way to go. Note: I bought 2 cans as shown in the picture, but one ended up being plenty!)
20-25 Wooden skewers or large lollipop sticks.
Sturdy Cake Board or Pan to Prepare and Present Cake on. (Note: This cake does get heavy so plan accordingly!)
Gloves and Clean Hands!
This cake completed feeds about 15+ people depending on how big you make the slices.
Step 2: Building the Shape of the Cake!
Step 3: Building the Shape of the Cake Pt. 2!
Step 4: Making the Fondant!
Step 5: Rolling Out the Fondant!
Find yourself a good piece of counter top or other flat surface that has been thoroughly cleaned. You don't want your fondant picking up pieces of dirt! Then roll out enough to drape over your cake. (If you did my 3 portion method, just one of those should be enough.)
Don't worry about this piece looking perfect as it will just be the underlay of the decorations.
Step 6: Detailing Bottom Layer of Fondant.
Step 7: First Layer of Swords!
Again, take your paring knife and cut out 3 squares that are 8inchesx8inches in size and 1 that is 8 inchesx12inches in size. Use your paring knife to cut out various types of sword edges on each of these squares so it resembles my picture. Be sure not to fully cut the swords out, stop about a half inch near the edge so it's sort of like a curtain of pointy edges.
You will then take the three 8X8 squares and drape them over the sides and back of the chair. The seams will rest on the back of the chair and on each arm. Use the 8x12 cut out to drape from the back of the chair, over the seat of the chair. Arrange the various edges to cover up the seams on the arms. You can have fun arranging all the edges to cross over each other and such. Get creative. When all is done, the only visible seam left should be the one that was left by the 8X12 piece draped from the back of the chair. This will be covered later, don't worry about it.
Step 8: More Swords and Finishing Touches~
I apologize for not having pictures of the process. I sort of got consumed in forming these swords I forgot to take pictures. Hopefully the finale outcome is enough of a reference for you!
After forming these swords, stick them into the backboard making sure to cover the final seam. You can also use extra fondant to make other blades to lay across various areas of the cake you wish to add more edge too!
Lastly, grab your can of silver sugar spray and apply the finishing shine!
Step 9: The End Result!
Note: I found a pink crown candle at Party City and painted it gold with sugar spray as well and placed it on the cake as seen in the picture. I thought it would be an adorable addition to the cake, as it was for a birthday.