So, first off I just want to say I love this site. I've been a member for a short time, but have learned so much! Thanks to everyone on here!
I am fairly new to the cake world, and have dabbled in fondant a bit. My first 2 cakes weren't too bad, but I definitely had some problems with bulging, stacking, etc. But, I ordered SugarShacks dvd's and they have helped a TON!
I want to make a cake that is either balloon shaped or balloon themed. It is for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk this year. (www.lightthenight.org/in) I am just having a tough time deciding if I should do the actual cake in a balloon shape, or cover it in red, white and gold (color of the 3 balloons carried at the walk) and just have balloons on the cake.
Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated. I tried to search the gallery, but for some reason when I search it adds an extra word into my search and I can't get it figured out. TIA!
Why don't you make a huge hot air ballon (well I don't know how many servings you'll need) but if you do the actual cake a basket with some kids on board and then hold, with fondant covered wire a big ballon on top. Maybe you can get one from the ones they are going to use (usually they have the event name on them) or make a sign or big ribbon out of fondant and "hang it" from the basket like if the kids are holding it, just a thought!
P.S. The only time I've work with real ballons was in my curious george cake and it was actually fun.
Thanks for your post. Sorry I'm just getting back...work has been hectic! Since the Walk uses actual balloons, not hot air balloons, I think it would take away from the symbolism of the balloons we use if it were to incorporate a basket and take on a hot air balloon theme. Thanks for the suggestion, though. I do like the idea of the kids holding onto balloons, so I may take that idea and run with it.
Anyone else have other ideas of a 'balloon' themed cake?
If you can come across an egg shaped pan, you can make several and put them nest to each other on the cake board. I have a picture of one somewhere in the deep dark cave of a closet.
The pan is for easter eggs. I used to make all kinds of things out of it, but no call for it now.
Imagine this pic as a balloon..
I just googled easter egg cake pan and got a pic.
At the top of the home page I went to "galleries". When it came up it said "search the images" in the box I typed balloons and 7 pages of balloon themed cakes came up. maybe you could retry your search.
Thanks for everyone's suggestions!