Umbrella Themed Cake

Decorating By kclmt1 Updated 6 Mar 2009 , 12:05pm by didi5

kclmt1 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 7:29pm
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I am very much a beginner cake decorator. I would like to make cake for a baby shower with an umbrella theme. I like the blue tiered cake in a Wilton book, but am afraid it may be a little advanced for me since I have not worked with fondant at all. Does anyone have any ideas or tips that would help me?
Thanks,
Kelley

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Ballymena Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 7:43pm
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Which Wilton book are you talking about?

kakeladi Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 10:12pm
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You can make MMF or make umbrellas out of colorflow.
You also can pipe them right on a cake. Here's one I did:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=53819

didi5 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 12:05pm
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I have made an umbrella cake once for a bridal shower, you can check out my gallery to see it.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=436653

The umbrella part was the easiest to do. I just cut a round cakein half and stacked it together. Then I traced the round cake pan (just half of it and ) on wax paper and made a template out of that to cut out the from the fondant. Then, I used the hollow plastic dowel and made a u shaped handle out of fondant.

If you're not comfortable with fondant, you can easily skip that part. Just use BC to decorate the cake.

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