I owuld do that part in styro I think
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.
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.
or could do molded rice crispie treats
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!
I would just shape/carve cake to shape. I have a 'thing' for prefering it to be completely edible where possible
I thought wouldn't that be a great use for one of those GIANT hershey kisses
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.
If you wanted it to be totally cake, what about that new giant cupcake Wilton cake pans?
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.
Could you start with a cake made in the wilton doll pan, then carve that down a little bit?
i agree with 4dollars... if you dont have doll pan, a pyrex bowl would do and carve it to get the 'kiss' shape.
I was at the bakery when she made another cake nearly identical to this one. The top of the "tent" is rice krispy treats.
maybe you can ask help from merissa. i saw a carousel cake she made and its top is similar to your concern.
The funnel the same you need and the rice krispy treats is the way to go and so easy to do. Good luck
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.