How Do I Get The Tapered Look On My Cake?

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dcabrera Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 6:55am
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Alright, I know you guys know what I'm talking about. I want it to look like a flower pot. I've seen sugarshack do it on a few of her cakes and it looks amazing. Can someone please give me instructions?

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say_it_with_cake Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:15am
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Trevie Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:19am
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Ok, so if you want a flower pot. Bake 3 round cakes, same size, say 10 inche rounds. Fill all layers. Refridgerate. Put a 7 inch cake board underneath and a 10 or 9 inch cake board on top. Using a serrated knife or a very sharp knife that is long enough to reach top to bottom and carve around the three layers using the cakeboards as guides. HTH!

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Trevie Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:24am
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This may help:

http://www.cakecentral.com/article46-Step-By-Step-3D-Cake-Sculpting-Baby-in-a-Flower-Pot.html

I'd love to try this one day icon_smile.gif




ooh, I like that upside down technique. It makes it easier to ice.

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dcabrera Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:30am
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Trevie Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:33am
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Ok, no carving needed, 10", 9", 8" or whatever 3 sizes you need, largest to smallest.

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Trevie Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:36am
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Except to straighten out the edges to make a straight line, angled down do there are no bumps, just trim up to make neat all around

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dcabrera Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:37am
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dcabrera Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:42am
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Ok, no carving needed, 10", 9", 8" or whatever 3 sizes you need, largest to smallest.





No Way! I don't have to cut into to the cake??? U should should see the cake I just made. I practiced on two 8'" rounds and just cut free hand. It looked like a space ship. I think I might also need firmer cake.

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Trevie Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 7:51am
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Umm, yep..Three different sizes, fill and trim the hump around each layer so there's nothing sticking out and you can still use the cakeboards as guides, trust me, it makes it a lot easier. I make beer cakes this way, same shape but beers sticking out the top. And I'm sure it doesn't look like a space ship, maybe ultra modern plant poticon_smile.gif

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dcabrera Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 8:14am
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trevie!!! Your beer cakes are so amazing!!!! Like other people who have commented, please make a turtorial.

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Trevie Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 4:06pm
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Thank You! Next time I make one I'll take pictures so I can make a tutorial.

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2txmedics Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 4:51am
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here's a visual of how to do this tapered cake effect

 

http://www.wickedgoodies.net/2012/07/how-to-taper-cake-tiers/

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