How Did They Do That? Please Help.

Decorating By mkorbal Updated 9 Jul 2008 , 10:16am by kicky

mkorbal Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:20am
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Here's a cake I need to recreate. Any ideas how they did the top part of it?
Looks like I need a gigantic hersey kiss under there! I'm lost for ideas.
Thanks for your help!

16 replies
sugarshack Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:34am
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I owuld do that part in styro I think

mkorbal Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:39am
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Thanks sugar! Do you think I'll need to carve a hersey kiss shape out of the styro? Is there a good way to go about doing that? I've never had to use styro in any of my cakes before.

sugarshack Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:43am
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yes. I think u will be surprised how easy the styro can be.

get the basic shape you want with a knife

then use a hunk of styro as your "sandpaper" and finish off the shape using that. it files it down wonderfully, and allows to tweak the shape just as u want it.

Doug Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:44am
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or could do molded rice crispie treats

mkorbal Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:47am
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That's what I usually do to make odd shapes, I just did a bunch of apples for teacher's retirement cakes last month, that worked out well. For some reason this didn't seem like a rice krispie kinda shape.....I don't know why? Maybe I'll play around with some styro and see.
Thanks for the quick replies!

deliciously_decadent Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 9:23am
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I would just shape/carve cake to shape. I have a 'thing' for prefering it to be completely edible where possible icon_biggrin.gif

wgoat5 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 11:16am
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I thought wouldn't that be a great use for one of those GIANT hershey kisses icon_wink.gif

sdtyrrell Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 11:31am
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you can also use a funnel to shape a hollow chocoate mold or rice krispie treats for the top instead of the hersheys kiss, if you wanted, I have done this and mad a giant kiss for a valentine treat.

vickymacd Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 11:44am
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If you wanted it to be totally cake, what about that new giant cupcake Wilton cake pans?

TooMuchCake Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 1:27pm
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I've done a couple very similar cakes before when I was working at the bakery, and just carved cake for it. Simple, easy, cheap... You'll need an extra layer the same size as the top tier, or one size larger if you're more comfortable with that, and carve it to a taper. Keep rotating the cake to make sure you get the shape even all the way around.


4dollars Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 10:46pm
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Could you start with a cake made in the wilton doll pan, then carve that down a little bit?

maimai16 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:42pm
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i agree with 4dollars... if you dont have doll pan, a pyrex bowl would do and carve it to get the 'kiss' shape.

PinkZiab Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 2:58am
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I was at the bakery when she made another cake nearly identical to this one. The top of the "tent" is rice krispy treats.

maimai16 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 9:48am
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maybe you can ask help from merissa. i saw a carousel cake she made and its top is similar to your concern.

Tona Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 10:05am
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The funnel the same you need and the rice krispy treats is the way to go and so easy to do. Good luck

kicky Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 10:16am
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just carve it out of cake. Either use a pirex bowl or just stacked cake.

Lots of off cuts to munch on.

Good luck and post a pic.

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