Shift Boot Cake

Decorating By suzylynn58 Updated 28 Oct 2008 , 10:56pm by Rocketgirl899

suzylynn58 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 6:27pm
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I have a groom who wants this for his groom's cake. I had never heard of a shift boot before, but now I know what it is. LOL

Any tips on how best to accomplish this?


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SweetStuff30 Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 7:12pm
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stack a bunch of round cakes that go from large to small, cover in fondant make that top thingy out of modeling clay or something... hahaha im just laughing cuz i wonder what the bride is thinking!!! ahahh

kakeladi Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 2:07am
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Yah, follow aleesha's suggestions.
Make 2" deep single layer cakes.......each size ie: 10,9,8.7,6 OR just the even sizes 6,8,10.
If I rememvber right the top is sort of a donut- more of a cup on an angle this could be a cupcake .

suzylynn58 Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 11:24am
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Thanks, any suggestions on the best way to get the "pleats" on there?


kakeladi Posted 26 Oct 2008 , 1:02am
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I think you will find when you cover the cake w/fondant it will look just like pleats. That's why I suggested 1" difference between sizes of the cakes.....make it look more pleated.

suzylynn58 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 12:13pm
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thanks for your input. I tried to back out of this cake, but he wouldn't let me. So I will be doing it in Dec. Will post a pic.


Rocketgirl899 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 2:43pm
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id do a wonder pan mold...

then add fondant rings... then drape the whole thing in fondant..

kbw5780 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 2:57pm
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I don't really have any other suggestions to offer, but when you are finished, I hope to see it. This looks like it will be a fun challenge....

suzylynn58 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 6:01pm
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rocketgirl, i am planning to do the 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 rounds because I need more servings than the dome pan. But that is exactly what I've been thinking about doing the rings and draping the fondant over.

Thanks everyone,

Rocketgirl899 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 10:56pm
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Oh! Duh, wonderpans serve like no one! Glad you liked my idea...

the 5,6,7,8 thing will work just fine.

I am think you should put a ring on the edge of it.... somehow... oh i don't know.

good luck. don't forget to post a photo icon_smile.gif

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