How Do I Get That "hour Glass" Shape??

Decorating By shelbycompany Updated 28 Apr 2008 , 3:37am by Doug

shelbycompany Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:21am
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I have tried to do this twice and both times it just crumbled when I went to lay the fondant on it. please help icon_cry.gif

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playingwithsugar Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:30am
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Need more information to process.

What hourglass shape?

Theresa icon_smile.gif

shelbycompany Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:32am
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Like this one...

playingwithsugar Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:34am
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I kinda thought you were talking about Chef Ron's cake.

That's styrofoam in the middle. What do you mean by "it crumbled?" As in little pieces, or it slid off and crumpled together?

Theresa icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:35am
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Yes, we really need more info to help you.
I made an hour glass small wedding cake: one 8" one 7" and another 8" layer stacked w/b'cream between them.
Most hour glass cakes are taller than normal.
I don't understand why it would crumble when applying fondant if you use layers of cake.

shelbycompany Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:39am
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I stacked 3 8"rounds and carved the hour glass look. It literally crumbled into pieces when applying the fondant. I used a chocolate cake so mabe I just need to use a more dense cake or just use one smaller one in the middle. Thanks for your help icon_smile.gif

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:43am
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What kind of cake are you using? It's got to be something sturdy and somewhat dense.

kansaswolf Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:52am
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I saw your title, and was going to say, "Diet and exercise"... But that's not what you meant... icon_biggrin.gif

wgoat5 Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:58am
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My trouble is carving and getting them even all the way around... so what are your tips on this?

shelbycompany Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 1:59am
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**kansaswolf** that's so funny. I didn't even think about it that way.
Well, actually...I could use some help in that department too. Wouldn't be great if you could just carve your body to the shape you want too?? icon_smile.gif

bigmama1961 Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 2:06am
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bigmama1961 Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 2:19am
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Doug Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 3:10am
post #13 of 17 could use a cake corset (as if!)

faster route...

round, wondermold standard way up and top clipped off, wondermold upside down and top clipped off and then another round.

tho' if you look real close at the pic....

note how its a slanted bottom and top and a straight sided middle...

which could be accomplished by adapting kakeladi's suggestion.. by stacking in this order

9 in round, 8 in round, 2 6in rounds, 8 in, 9in.

8s & 9s get carved to make the slant and the 6s are the straight middle.

mcook1670 Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 4:51am
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they had an article on a cake like that one 2 months ago in American Cake Decorator and the way they did it was to trim the round at an angle at the bottom and to stack them together top to top, so it give that effect. I think it's pretty impressive

cake-angel Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 2:39pm
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I saw one from Pic of the Mid Atlantic cake show -- They showed that they stacked one 9" two 8" and one 9" and then carved the shape sothe two in the middle werent carved too much. There was also a dowel down the middle to keep all of the cake stable.

janebrophy Posted 26 Apr 2008 , 2:47pm
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Originally Posted by kansaswolf

I saw your title, and was going to say, "Diet and exercise"... But that's not what you meant... icon_biggrin.gif

Love it!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Doug Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 3:37am
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a little sketch to help visualize

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