How Do I Make These Tilt?

Decorating By lchris Updated 19 Apr 2009 , 1:06pm by adven68

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lchris Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 2:33pm
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I need some ideas on how to make these cups tilt. I'm making them out of RKT covered in fondant. They'll be sitting on a sheet cake.
Thoughts?

TIA
Laurie
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cupcakemkr Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 2:40pm
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could you tip them together and "glue" them with royal icing where they meet?

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kakeladi Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 7:09pm
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Unfortunately the picture makes no sence to me at all. It looks like a foil pouch to me...not cups

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pipe-dreams Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 7:21pm
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hahaha..kakelady..I think she means the picture on the foil pouch! icon_lol.gif

At first I thought the same thing..what is she talking about??!!
Then I noticed the picture ON the pouch is of 2 cups tilted together!

Thanks for the laugh!

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tripleD Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 7:35pm
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I make cupcake teacups. I would hook them together with white chocolate. they would hold if they are not that big.

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annez Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 7:37pm
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I have a suggestion, but at the same time I'm wondering for myself if people think this type of strategy would work-
What would happen if you used some sort of dowel as a support in the cups, and then push them into the cake for added support?
Would this actually help support the cups or just end up ripping the cake?

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juleebug Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 8:11pm
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Insert a dowel rod in the bottom of the cup while you have it at the necessary angle. Then insert the dowel in the cake.

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jovigirl Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 8:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pipe-dreams

hahaha..kakelady..I think she means the picture on the foil pouch! icon_lol.gif

At first I thought the same thing..what is she talking about??!!
Then I noticed the picture ON the pouch is of 2 cups tilted together!

Thanks for the laugh!




Ditto!!! icon_lol.gif

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icer101 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 8:19pm
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pipe-dreams.. i,m with kakeladi.. didn,t understand the picture either.. glad i kept reading.. and saw your post.. now it is funny to me.. i had started to write what kakeladi wrote.. then i saw her post. good laugh for the day...

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tinygoose Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 8:26pm
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I would cut them so they had a flat spot where they lay on the cake. I would also dowel them into the cake and eachother. Be sure to post a pic when you're done. It looks like it will be a cool cake!

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weirkd Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 8:58pm
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I would either dowel them as suggested or use white chocolate and glue them onto a small plate of gumpaste using something to support them until the chocolate is set. Also glueing where they meet will help too. But if there is a way to give it an optical illusion where they are sitting and make it cut flat (if that makes sense), you might have a better chance of getting them to stay that way.

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kakeladi Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 2:03pm
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OOOoooohhhhhhh DUUHHH !
It took me a good 30 seconds of studying the pic to see *cups* . I was seeing a bud vase w/bow & ribbon tails icon_sad.gif

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lchris Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 8:32pm
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Kakeladi, you're right! I didn't explain that it is a picture of cups that I was talking about.

All your suggestions are things that I thought of.
Glueing the tops together
Doweling thru cups, then into cake.
making a flat corner for them to sit on

Not sure what I'll end up doing but I'll post a pic next week when I do the cake.
Thanks
Laurie

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lchris Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 10:25pm
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Thanks for your help ladies!

Here's the result.
Laurie

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1349052.html

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adven68 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 1:06pm
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That came out great....the cups, especially, look fantastic!

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