Help! How Do I Get This Look???

Decorating By preciosa225 Updated 20 Mar 2009 , 11:40pm by terrylee

preciosa225 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 7:16pm
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I need to make a cake like the one in this picture. I don't know how to get this effect though. The girl wants the blocks to look 3 dimensional like this. Does anyone know the easiest way to get this effect? Please help! I need to make this cake for a baby shower on March 28th!


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kakeladi Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 8:14pm
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You bake or cut 4 separate cakes. To get the block look you must have the cakes a cube - like 5x5x5 or what ever size/number you want to use. It will not look like a block if it is say 4x5x3.
Each cake is then covered with fondant by itself before being put together.

didi5 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 8:17pm
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The way that I would do it to achieve this look is to cut out little strips of fondant ( maybe about 1" width X the length of the cake) and apply it all around the border of the cake. See the drawing I have attached and check out the way the fondant would be applied. The shaded part would be the fondant. Cut the letters out of fondant with a cookie cutter then place on the cake. Then cover the whole cake with fondant. Hope that helps!

KoryAK Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 9:06pm
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But see that would give you a more crisp look. To mimic the cakes in the picture, you need to do that THEN cover with another single layer of fondant so it is all one piece.

didi5 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:10pm
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But see that would give you a more crisp look. To mimic the cakes in the picture, you need to do that THEN cover with another single layer of fondant so it is all one piece.

That was exactly what I meant....(see last part of my post). Then cover the whole cake with fondant. Sorry I wasn't clear enough icon_biggrin.gif

KoryAK Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:20pm
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haha whoops!

terrylee Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:25pm
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Boy I wish I had seen this posting when I had a block cakes just fell apart even after a crumb coat.....they were happy with the outcome but I sure wasn't didi5, did you freeze the block first or do anything special to help keep their shape?

didi5 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:33pm
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I didn't make the cake pictured above, terrylee. But yes, it would help to chill or freeze the cake frosted with buttercream first before adding the fondant decorations.

terrylee Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:38pm
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Thanks for the answer back.....That makes sence now.......I was almost to embarrassed to sent the cake on.

nannie Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:54pm
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your atavar is adorable such a cute expression

is it gumpaste?

CakeMakar Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:02pm
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That's claymation - Shaun the Sheep!

nannie Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:07pm
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Hysterical......................... icon_eek.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:22pm
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Oh, that was funny! Is that from those Wallace and Grommet people?

Theresa icon_smile.gif

CakeMakar Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:24pm
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Yes, Shaun was originally in the Wallace & Grommit shorts. Then he got his own show, a series of 5 minute shorts.

terrylee Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:38pm
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Thanks everyone for the comment of my Sheep,.....Yeh he is Shaun.....I love sheep, we raise sheep in fact I have a bummer in my garage now that I have been raising on a bottle......He goes by the name of Rudy......

terrylee Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 11:47pm
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Here is a picture of Rudy.....not quite as cute as Shaun.......

Boy is this off the subject!!!!!!!!

newmansmom2004 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:00am
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Oh my GAWD - forget cake, send me Rudy! He's absolutely adorable!!

The Shaun the Sheep videos were hilarious - and I especially enjoyed the pigs that popped up their little pig heads and snorted in the middle! Gonna have to go bookmark those videos now!

Oh - and good luck with the baby block cakes!

bettinashoe Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:01am
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How adorable. I thought he was a sculpted cake at first. I was going to tell you that you needed to consider blending his brown a little more to make him look real (just teasing). I would love to have Rudy in my garage.

terrylee Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:02am
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Thanks.......but you can't have him.....when he grows up he's going to be a Daddy.......


terrylee Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:04am
post #21 of 30're to funny......

nannie Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 12:29am
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Rudy icon_eek.gif

I'm in love.

would some talented person make a Rudy in gumpaste for me?
I so want to see a Rudy cake icon_lol.gif

preciosa225 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 1:45am
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Didi5: I was thinking of doing just that but I am scared that the letters will slide down with the weight of the top layer of fondant. I thought of attaching the letters to the sides using royal icing or melted chocolate to hold them in place better than just buttercream but I am not sure. Do you have any ideas regarding the issue of preventing the fondant letters from sliding under the weight of the top layer of fondant? Please help!

sadsmile Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 1:57am
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Hey I need a lawn mower! How cute is he!!!! Do you think he'd cross species? icon_lol.gif Did I just ask that? icon_redface.gif It would be robbing the craddle huh?! icon_wink.gif

nannie Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:13am
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I'm sorry I feel like I totally hijacked your post.

and what's worse, I have no advice to offer you.............. icon_redface.gif

anyone able to help with the block cake?

KoryAK Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 3:10am
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If the block and under layers are all very cold (frozen if you're nervous) then they will not shift under the over fondant.

CakeMakar Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 3:44am
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I love the baby sheep on the series. And the big big one, he makes the funniest faces. I think the series is so intelligent, because they convey the whole story and emotions without talking.

I did make a block cake. I'd recommend a very very dense cake. Then again, if you're going for that smooth edge look, it's not as quite as important. I did white fondant panels, each side individually and then used RI to fill in the sides. Then I used alternating colors to make the edges and put Elmo's head on it. One side was her initial, one was her age. (2) It came out really cute, I wish I had taken a little more time on it though.

terrylee Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 3:04pm
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Sorry too for hijacking your post......I had questions about the blocks....and it just sorta went from there......

What they say makes sense, I fought and fought with them...... think my cakes were too soft, maybe a denser - colder cake.

preciosa225 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 6:16pm
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No problem...I don't mind. I am planning on using a WASC. I will put the fondant edges and letters on and then cover it all with one full piece of fondant. Please keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck! icon_biggrin.gif

Hopefully my letters won't slide down after the cake thaws out and is sitting around for a few hours! icon_surprised.gif

terrylee Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:40pm
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