Help All Of You Who Have Done 3-D Cakes

Decorating By marybible Updated 10 Aug 2008 , 5:28pm by doublecz1103

marybible Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 10:55pm
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I have a request for a sorting hat (harry potter) cake. I want to do it 3-D and have never done a 3-D cake before. I really need some advice and tips on how I could do this successfully. Any do's and don'ts would really help. Thanks.

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jibbies Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:10pm
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Are you planning on covering it with fondant?


kcw551 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:11pm
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I saw one posted here somewhere. Maybe you could do a gallery search and then PM that artist to help you.

valbos22 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:15pm
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Definately use a dense cake recipe. I use the good old DH pound cake. I would have to see the shape but I am thinking it will be a wizard hat (my kids are still too young for HP,lol)



msulli10 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:16pm
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My first suggestion is that you use the right textured cake. Everyone seems to swear by WASC, but I find it too fluffy. You might want to try a cake that has more of a pound cake consistency - it will carve much easier and then you can crumb coat it.

foxymomma521 Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:23pm
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marybible Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:38pm
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I do plan on covering it with fondant. And after I posted this, I did find some cakes on here that other people have done. So I am asking for help there. At this point, Im not sure what kind of cake they are wanting. Should I freeze whatever cake Im doing first? I think I read on here somewhere that carving frozen cakes is "easier".

marybible Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:40pm
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Thank you foxymomma521 for the link. Im going to read it right now!!

foxymomma521 Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 12:10am
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Good luck and update us when you are done! icon_smile.gif

pinkbox Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 12:09pm
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A denser cake is important.. but if constructed right it wont be too much of a bother.

A suggestion on the tip of the hat top and possible facial expression ... use rice krispy treats. Its easier to mold and sturdy enough to hold fondant.

Just a suggestion.

marybible Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 1:18pm
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Thanks to ALL of you. I have considered rice kispy treats as well. I don't need to make it until towards the end of August so thank goodness I still have some time to "plan". I will let you guys know how it turns out.....

doublecz1103 Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 5:28pm
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i don't know how big you need it.. but what about using the wondermold.

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