Once upon a time…

in a land far, far away… 🙂

I filmed this gumball machine cake tutorial with a company called CakeMade.

That company seems to have sold the rights of the video to the company, Howcast…

which I’ve just found now has this tutorial available for free, online!

Soooooooooo, I thought I’d grab the links to the videos and put them all here for you so you can see how I made this gumball machine cake if you’re interested!

*AHEM*, please excuse/ignore if you can the fact that I look and sound a little…strange (we’ll just use that word to be nice).

They did my makeup…and the company insisted upon the intros and such being scripted,
and for most of this particular experience I just did not quite feel…myself.
Also, it was a long time ago and my first time ever filming a tutorial in front of a film crew.

All of that to say, I wish I could TOTALLY redo this whole thing with a little more spunk (and my own makeup)!

You guys know me better by now…so I trust you to grab what you can from this tutorial and then, errr… erase my monotone display here from your mind.
If possible.

‘Cause EWW.

K.  Glad we had that talk. 😉

(By the way, the videos start with Lesson 2 because Lesson 1 was just introducing me without any instruction.
And ain’t NObody got time for that. 😉 )

NOTE:  My ganache was WAAAAY too warm here.  If your ganache is this drippy, let it sit until it firms up a bit more and is of a buttercream consistency.
Watch a video of how I make my ganache, HERE.

NOTE:  I recommend adding more than one bubble tea straw into the cake to hold up the gumball bowl.
I would actually add three bubble tea straws in a circle (split into thirds) underneath where the bowl will be placed!



  1. Christian 4 months ago

    Where do I find the links to the items needed ?

    • Author
      Shawna 4 months ago

      Hi Christian! Because this one was filmed for a different company long ago, it’s not set up in thesame way that I usually post my tutorials. Sorry about that!
      But if you let me know which tools you’re looking for, I’ll definitely get some links for you and add them here! Xx

  2. a1107c 6 months ago

    I love the idea that you put up your previous videos. You were a pro from the very begining…

    • Author
      Shawna 4 months ago

      So lovely of you, my friend…thank you!! XX

  3. Sweetens 6 months ago

    Hi Shawna! Love the gumball cake! You look beautiful without make-up as well as with makeup!!!! Your beauty is within and God just included a beautiful face and smile along with everything else you exude 🙂 Love your tutorials !!!!!

    • Author
      Shawna 6 months ago

      Ahhh Alice!! You’re so wonderful, my friend… thank you for that! Xx

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