CakesByEllen Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 8:41pm
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Anyone seen any pictures of an ice skating cake? Like a scene-type cake? I had a client ask for something like that, and I have no clue how to do it. I'm a visual person, so any pictures or links to pictures would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the help!

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Lisa Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 9:16pm
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Here's a simple one that's really cute...

http://cakedeco.com/650084.jpg

gotcake Posted 28 Nov 2005 , 9:18pm
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I googled figure skater & skating cake:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://207.164.75.60/images/jan03/skate2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://207.164.75.60/generalcakes/sports.htm&h=425&w=400&sz=45&tbnid=XLWGrZHevB8J:&tbnh=122&tbnw=114&hl=en&start=51&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dskating%2Bcake%26start%3D40%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

http://www.littletowns.net/cloud9/images/choc_cake.jpg

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cakedeco.com/650084.jpg&imgrefurl=http://cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_prod.html%3Fp_prodid%3D7297%26p_catid%3D148&h=277&w=342&sz=25&tbnid=RkWWt91sajQJ:&tbnh=93&tbnw=115&hl=en&start=46&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dskating%2Bcake%26start%3D40%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

and images:

http://images.google.com/images?q=figure+skater&svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&start=0&sa=N

sgirvan Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 6:20am
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I did a figure skating cake a while ago. Although it is not a "scene" maybe it will be of some use to you. The skates are royal icing. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
LL

bigcatz Posted 29 Nov 2005 , 6:45am
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I found this cake at www.jacquespastries.com This site has a lot of beautiful cakes most of them with scenes. Hope it helps. Good luck on your cake, can't wait to see it when your finished!
LL

bakersofcakes Posted 30 Nov 2005 , 4:22am
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Just another idea.....
I made an Olympic ice skating cake for my sis's--a big Michelle Kwan fan!--b-day during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. I baked 2-9x13 cake layers; stacked them (with icing between the layers); and then carved out a rectangle/oval in the center that was only the depth of the top cake layer. I iced the entire cake with white buttercream & in the center of the cut-out part of the "skating rink" I free-handed the design just like the one on the real skating rink in Salt Lake City & let that crust over in the fridge. Next, I made clear jello gelatin (I used the sparkling jello & used water instead of seltzer/club soda) & partially cooled it so it wouldn't melt the icing; then poured it into the "skating rink" & put it in the fridge. After it set up, I decorated the border & wrote the message, putting it back in the fridge as needed.

You could use whatever color of jello to fit your cake. Mine ended up a little on the yellow-ish side but you could see the Olympic emblem through it which is what I wanted. Blue would probably be great, too.

Of course, you could make it an outside "rink" with trees around the "pond"; or put ice skates at the edge; etc.......

Good Luck!!!

bakersofcakes Posted 30 Nov 2005 , 4:26am
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Oh, I did let the iced cake get really cold in the fridge before I poured in the jello.

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