Request For A Yo-Yo Cake - Any Ideas!

Decorating By PoodleDoodle Updated 7 Oct 2008 , 4:45pm by KBrennan805

PoodleDoodle Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 1:36am
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Had a friend as if I could make her son a yo-yo cake for his birthday. She had no specifics and is very open to what ever I want to do.

Would appreciate your brilliant input!


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KBrennan805 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 4:45pm
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Depending on how big it has to be....
Maybe you could do 3 layers:
(2) round (maybe 10"?) - I'd say at least 2-1/2 to 3" high
(1) round (maybe 9" or 8"?) - maybe just 1" or 1-1/2" high

Trim the 2 larger layers to be a little rounded like a yo-yo.

Bottom Layer (larger round cake) -
Use fondant around the side & have the strip of fondant tall enough to cover at least 1-1/2" of the top of the layer.

Middle Layer (smaller round cake) -
Rest this on top of the bottom cake (use a cake round if possible) right in the center. Wrap ivory or white fondant around the side of the middle cake & use an exacto knife or something w/ a fine point & carve lines all around it to represent the yo-yo's string.

Top Layer (large round cake) -
Put the top layer on a cake round (I use the standard cardboard ones). The cake round will give the cake (and cake edges especially) support. Cover the layer w/ the same color fondant you used for the bottom & rest it on the top of the middle layer.

Then you can use either real string or a really long piece of thin fondant and have it go from the middle layer & rest on the cake's stand.

Hope this helps at least somewhat. Good luck!

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