I was asked (and will be paid) to make a house that looks like a Habitat for Humanity house to celebrate their 100th house here. It's going to be a party for 200 volunteers and donors. Just as an aside, I was asked to stay, so I'm going to wear my chef coat and be all celebrity decorator... But anyway... the house has siding. I was considering buying a pleated rolling pin http://globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=18885 and rolling out sheets of gumpaste/fondant and adhearing solid sheets. It may be too pleated though for the siding look. What if I covered the whole thing in fondant and then rolled the rolling pin along the side? For a smaller cake I would cover it and then quickly make the lines before the fondant got too hard, but it's too many lines on too big of a cake... Any help or thoughts or other opinions on the house would be appreciated. TIA!!
On Ace of Cakes, Geoff used the Ribbon Cutter Embosser (Wilton) to mark siding on one of the houses he did (after covering the cake). I know you are worried you might not have time on a large cake, but maybe since it allows you to make multiple lines with one pass it would be quick enough? HTH.
(And have fun being the celebrity cake decorator!)
yeah i agree use the fondant embosser. and im sure it will turn out great hope you have an absolutely fabulous time!!!!