How Do I Do A Beer Can Shape Or Candle Shape??????

Decorating By lovely Updated 24 Feb 2008 , 1:04am by Doug

lovely Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 11:53pm
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I was just wondering when you do for example a cake of a beer can, how do you keep it from being unlevel?? How do you keep the fondant on the sides?? Is the cake not torted? I tried to do a beer can cake but this ridiculous hot one day, rainy another (It rains when I want ot do a fondant figure and gets hot when a family member has a birthday and I feel like I'm in the Northern Territory again). Do you ice it with buttercream first then put fondant on? What sort of cake would make a nice shape for say a can or a candle?



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kakeladi Posted 24 Feb 2008 , 12:30am
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How about a 2-d rather than a full 3-d?
You make round cakes, cut in 1/2 and stack them along the board on the cut side. Filling between the 1/2 rounds.
As for a full 3-d then you use small rounds (probably 6") and stack them up - using support every 4" you go up. You can torte or not - it's up to you. Then put a long dowel down thru the center of the whole thing and into the base board.
I don't know the usual proceedure in your area but here in hte U.S. we would b'cream it 1st. HTH

Doug Posted 24 Feb 2008 , 1:04am
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this may help.

just a stack of all same size rounds, a bit of carving

then cover in BC

then warp in fondant and detail out.

i've shown it based on Five - 6" round layers w/ filling.

could be 6 layers w/ barely any filling

the cake should be about 11.5" tall to maintain proportion of width to height (but then ...who's really going to measure?)

then use a strong plywood base to which you've attached a dowel (screw & glue) that rises up through the cake (oh no! -- she's going to impale the ale! -- make that cake) --- this method is far sturdier than the dowel down from top to base.

OF COURSE -- you WILL dowel and board it every two layers just like for any tiered cake.


as for CANDLE cake...

same concept -- just no carving to get fancy rounded parts.

Just a straight stack of layers.

here you have more options.

the smaller the diameter the layer the more of a narrow pillar you get.

so....if really wanted one of those big fat pillars that has 3 - 5 wicks could do a tall stack of 10 or even 12 inch rounds



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