Architechtural Cake --Advice? Hints?

Decorating By penniethewoo Updated 17 Apr 2008 , 10:08pm by penniethewoo

penniethewoo Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 6:00am
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Ok, I am getting ready to make (or at least thinking about it) a cake of a church building. It has the main building part, the steeple, and covered walkway with arches around three sides. Originally I was thinking 16x12 (three tiers stacked) for the main part of it, and doing the steeple and walkway and maybe the roof in gum paste.
So my problem is I think it will be too big. I need it to feed 150-200. Is there a good way to determine scale? Is gum paste the going to work for this? --I've never used gum paste before. How should I do the roof?

Or if anyone else has a great idea for a sanctuary payoff party cake. . . I'm open to ideas.

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sloz324 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 7:46am
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I am working on the same thing, sort of. I'm making a church building for our 30th anniversary at church. I am going to make the roof out of fondant as I've never worked with gumpaste. I am going to make flowers out of the gumpaste to test it out some though. I'm also making some sheet cakes to make sure everyone is fed. icon_smile.gif

sloz324 Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 7:46am
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I am working on the same thing, sort of. I'm making a church building for our 30th anniversary at church. I am going to make the roof out of fondant as I've never worked with gumpaste. I am going to make flowers out of the gumpaste to test it out some though. I'm also making some sheet cakes to make sure everyone is fed. icon_smile.gif

penniethewoo Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 10:08pm
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Yeah, I wasn't sure that the fondant would dry hard enough to make the other peices out of it. But I am much more familiar with fondant than gumpaste.

I've attached a picture of the building.
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