...make A 3D Tombstone Cake

Decorating By DreaEMT Updated 2 Jun 2013 , 6:18pm by potterypot

DreaEMT Posted 19 Mar 2006 , 10:18pm
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New here!

I am looking for instructions for making a 3D tombstone cake for an Over the Hill birthday party. I saw a picture of one I like but not sure how to go about making it. I have never made a 3D cake before.

Thanks in advanced!


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peacockplace Posted 19 Mar 2006 , 10:28pm
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I've never made one of these, but my guess would be several 9x13 cut in half and stacked on top of each other, then cut into the curved shape at the top. That's how I'd go about it anyway. And don't forget to use some dowels in a cake that tall! What website did you find the pic on?

Forgot to add ice and cover in fondant, although that's pretty obvious! icon_lol.gif

DreaEMT Posted 19 Mar 2006 , 10:34pm
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Thanks for the info!

I thought I had the website bookmarked but now I cant find it. Sorry!


Doug Posted 19 Mar 2006 , 10:42pm
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see diagram:

cover in BC, then in fondant -- I'd do three pieces...one each front and back and then the strip for the sides. mush edges together...ok if not prefect, will give effect of carved stone edge better

also don't worry if fondant cracks some...that would be like a crack in the stone (for once, the problems are actually the solution)

paint up in greys w/ black for the cracks.

add lettering to front (might be able to do this while front piece is still off cake and on counter)

DreaEMT Posted 19 Mar 2006 , 11:08pm
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Thanks so much!

That is kinda what I was thinking but since I have never done any 3Ds I wasnt sure if that was the right line of thinking.


potterypot Posted 2 Jun 2013 , 1:47am
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I know this is late in the game, but using the above method (thank you thank you!) how is transporting?  

denetteb Posted 2 Jun 2013 , 3:57am
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Just like with any stacked cake, you will need to use a support system.  Cake cardboards and dowels/sturdy straws every 4-6 inches of cake height.

gmfcakes Posted 2 Jun 2013 , 4:08am
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AHere is instructions on a tombstone cake I used these instructions for the zombie head but didn't try the headstone but hope the instructions help you. http://m.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-sculpted-zombie-cake/step3/Building-the-tombstone-support-and-cake-board/

gmfcakes Posted 2 Jun 2013 , 4:11am
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AI didn't look at the date on this lol, oh well maybe these instructions will help someone. :grin:

denetteb Posted 2 Jun 2013 , 4:25am
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potterypot asked a new question on an old thread, your instructions still may be of help.

potterypot Posted 2 Jun 2013 , 6:18pm
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Thank you for the responses!  I wasn't sure if I needed a back support or not.  I am not planning on mine leaning back in the instructable.  Just pondering what to do :)  Thanks again!  

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