How Do I Form A Tree Cake?

Decorating By mimimountie Updated 14 Apr 2009 , 8:02pm by tguegirl

mimimountie Posted 26 Feb 2009 , 6:39pm
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Hi, I'm trying to make a 3 dimensional cake (similar to the Debbie Brown cake) and I'm wondering if anyone can give me some direction. Thanks!!!

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KHalstead Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 9:34pm
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Depends on how big you want it..........her directions say to use 10" square cakes and carve away the excess.......i just used 6" rounds for mine (attached) because I didn't need that much cake, mine was 3 layers of 6" x2" rounds. HTH
LL

grama_j Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 9:42pm
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OMG! That is soooo cute !

Charmaine49 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 9:48pm
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Oh, that is one stunning looking tree cake....thanks for the info on how to make one.

xstitcher Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 4:34am
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Another great cake KHalstead! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

BakerzJoy Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 3:34pm
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I just recently made a tree cake about 4 weeks ago for my sons 7th birthday. I used 3 "6 in. rounds stacked with buttercream in between. I rolled some fondant pieces and layed them against the cakes to add a trunk shape coming out from the bottom. Then, I made some chocolate Marshmallow fondant and covered the rounds. I made sure to pull it out from the cake towards the bottom to cover the fondant pieces I put underneath. Then you make marks on the tree with a sharp knife. It was so fun and way easier than I thought. I attached a photo to see what I'm talking about. Good luck with yours!!

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1308363.html

rockysmommy Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 3:53pm
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I made one using 2- 6" and 1-8" round pans...carved everything out and used the extra cake for roots. Covered it in butter cream and rolled butter cream. Made all of my animals with rolled butter cream. My family will not eat fondant of any kind. Good luck.
LL

Charmaine49 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 4:45pm
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BakerzJoy, your cake looks stunning, thanks for the "how to"

rockysmom....yours looks just as stunning!! been reading a lot about rolled buttercream. How does one do that, cause as you say, there are a lot of people out there the minute you mention fondant, they go ugghhh!!
Could you let me know how to make that??

Many thanks!

rockysmommy Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 4:57pm
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Charmaine49 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 7:09pm
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Thanks rockysmom for the link..........I will give this a try in the not too distant future.

mimimountie Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 5:41pm
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I'll be doing the cake for the middle of March. I'll be sure to post a link to it here!

Thanks again for all the great advice!!

mimimountie Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 11:37pm
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Thanks everyone for the replies. I'll be doing the cake for the middle of March. I'll be sure to post a link to it here!

Thanks again for all the great advice!!

KHalstead Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 3:55pm
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BakerzJoy...........love the idea of the rkt on top to look like leaves........how cool!

mimimountie Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 7:59pm
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Thanks again to all of you for your help. Here is what I came up with using all your advice icon_smile.gif

No one at the shower wanted to cut it and I think half of the guests had left before anyone would let me cut the cake icon_biggrin.gif
LL

tguegirl Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 8:02pm
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oh, that's beautiful! well-done!

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