3D Bust Cakes????

Decorating By noosie Updated 25 May 2013 , 4:34am by kimmyk2007

noosie Posted 7 May 2007 , 9:31pm
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Just curious if anyone who has done a 3D bust cake, ex. spiderman, superman, batman, soldier- has tried using a rectangle shape and carving out a chest rather than using a round cake like the tutorial suggests. I'm thinking the rectangle may give a more realistic shape to the bust. Hmmmm any suggestions?? TIA icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gif I'll be doing spidey for my nephew this weekend and don't really know if I should bother trying a new shape.

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missyek Posted 8 May 2007 , 1:45am
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Did Batman this weekend with the rounds as the tutorial suggested and it worked fine. I did end up pulling the quartered 8" round pieces our futher and put more cake between the quaters and the main body. That was just because the styro head I used was so large--I needed the shoulders to look more realistic. As long as you ice well enough, it should look pretty good. I think using a rectangular cake would require a lot more carving than would be necessary--I think the rounds do it just fine.

noosie Posted 8 May 2007 , 12:44pm
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Thanks missyek! BTW your Batman looks amazing. Do you recall how much buttercream you really ended up using??? TIA

noosie Posted 8 May 2007 , 12:46pm
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Oh & missyek, what crusting BC recipe did you use and was it yummy??? Thanks again.

Jenn2179 Posted 8 May 2007 , 12:49pm
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Where is the turtorial? TIA.

noosie Posted 8 May 2007 , 12:56pm
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Here is the link to the tutorial Jenn2179

http://frostingfun.blogspot.com/

HTH

Kitagrl Posted 8 May 2007 , 12:59pm
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I have a couple Power Ranger busts, all in cake (no styrofoam) and I used a combo of round and then quarter rounds for shoulders.

noosie Posted 8 May 2007 , 1:03pm
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Kitagrl, the red power ranger looks great. Did you use a ball pan for the head?? Unfortunately I don't have one. Can you suggest an alternative?? TIA

Kitagrl Posted 8 May 2007 , 1:05pm
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Originally Posted by noosie

Kitagrl, the red power ranger looks great. Did you use a ball pan for the head?? Unfortunately I don't have one. Can you suggest an alternative?? TIA




Yes...the ball pans aren't expensive though, you can get them at craft stores and sometimes even Walmart for like ten bucks. I guess you could carve your own out of an 8" layer cake.....

missyek Posted 8 May 2007 , 2:09pm
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Originally Posted by noosie

Thanks missyek! BTW your Batman looks amazing. Do you recall how much buttercream you really ended up using??? TIA




Not as much as I thought I would! icon_lol.gif I made a ton of grey icing and used less than half. I use the Wilton class BC icing recipe which is all shortening, but I use hi-ratio instead of crisco. All my friends and family love it, but I now a lot of people don't care for using an all shortening recipe.

kimmyk2007 Posted 18 May 2013 , 3:30pm
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AI have had success twice (Spider-Man and iron man) using a loaf pan and bundt pan (and the styrofoam head. Let the cake rise in the loaf pan to a large mound. Cut in two and there are bulging shoulders and arms. The bunt pan shape gives a good spot for the foam neck in the center and the curve makes a good chest shape slice just a little of and use the sliced cake in arm pits. Cut craft foam for the spider (for spider man). For iron man I put a touch light in the chest. I also frosted the iron man mask onto the foam head.

kimmyk2007 Posted 25 May 2013 , 4:32am
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AHere are my pics of this weekend's cakes. 3d bust of Superman and Flash[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3016703/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

kimmyk2007 Posted 25 May 2013 , 4:34am
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AAs mentioned the bunt pan was used below the fondant covered foam head. This time I did use a 9x13 rectangle too to give more height. And clipped the corners to give it better shape. Loaf pan cake cut in half is the arm

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