rosequeen Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 1:41pm
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I need to make a cake in the shape of a fortune cookie and I need help figuring out how to accomplish this. All I know is that it will be covered in fondant and possibly carved out of a 2 or 3 layer 8 inch round cake. Is this even possible? Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks!

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Doug Posted 21 Jul 2006 , 2:08pm
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well, now, if this isn't a challenge!!!

ok...first off, I searched internet & CC galleries, came up empty on any cakes.

found the really great pic of a fortune cookie (below) to use as guide.

ok..so you need 2 wonder mold cakes and a round that matches size of wonder molds when put together.

see sketch #1

split round, stack to make back

cut off part of wondermolds to get the flatter inside of cookie.
(if want more authentic, split remaing wonder mold in half and off set as in profile, sketch #2).

place two wonder molds against stacked half-rounds.

hit w/ BC to smooth out.

then -- if using crusting BC -- viva it

but, I'd use fondant so can get color and texture easier.

and don't forget a little strip of white fondant sticking out of one side w/ start of fortune on it.
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rosequeen Posted 22 Jul 2006 , 12:33pm
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Wow! When I asked for advice I never expected anything like that! You're awesome. Thank you so much. I never thought of using wonder molds. I'm practicing today so I'll let you know how it works out.
Thanks again!!! icon_biggrin.gif

rosequeen Posted 22 Jul 2006 , 10:48pm
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Well.....it worked but it didn't work. I was able to get the cake in the shape of the cookie but it was very hard to get the fondant onto the cake because of the way it folds in the middle section.

Doug Posted 22 Jul 2006 , 10:54pm
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not surprised...that folds has to be tough.

have a pic of result?

if I see what happend, may be able to advise.

rosequeen Posted 20 Aug 2006 , 8:23pm
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Well I finally finished the cake and it looks like a fortune cookie! My buyer was very happy with it. I have the picture posted in my gallery if you want to take a look.[/img]

gibson Posted 20 Aug 2006 , 8:58pm
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Did you end up doing what Doug suggested? Just curious.....

cakesbyjess Posted 20 Aug 2006 , 9:15pm
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Wow ... your fortune cookie cake and lantern cake turned out GREAT!!!! The gumpaste orchids are beautiful! You are very talented! I'm sure your customer must have been thrilled!!!!!!!!

mommymarilyn Posted 20 Aug 2006 , 9:22pm
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Your fortune cookie cake looks awesome! You did a fantastic job! And I like the idea of doing the lantern with it to go with the theme!

Marilyn

rosequeen Posted 21 Aug 2006 , 12:21pm

Thanks everyone! To answer your question...I didn't use doug's method. I tried his out during a practice run and it worked but I wanted the cake to be carved from 1 cake so that's what I did. I carved it from a 2 layer 10 inch round cake. It came out smoother and was more stable that way.

My customer was thrilled and I may be getting a lot more clients from this.

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