Suggestions On Making Cake That Looks Like A Strip Of Bacon

Decorating By perfectcakebyshirley Updated 16 Apr 2009 , 5:19pm by perfectcakebyshirley

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:24pm
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I had a request for a groom's cake that looks like a strip of bacon. Any suggestions on making it look more realistic than cartoonish? I was thinking perhaps strips of fondant, but other than that, I'm at a loss.

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KristyCakes Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 6:05pm
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If it's going to be a cake that looks like a giant bacon slice, it may be hard to get away from that cartoonish feel. Maybe use some piping gel to give it that "shiny/greasy" look? Good luck!

anabelz01 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 9:54am
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Hi, I haven't really got any great tips to give you, but I have found some 'meat cakes' that I think look pretty realistic! Sorry only one of them is bacon (from the Ace of Cakes), but thought the steaks could give you an idea on the 'fatty' bit of the bacon!

Hope it helps! icon_biggrin.gif

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:43am
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Thanks for the suggestions! I think I'll try icing, rather than fondant.

dmhart Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 11:54am
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Wow anabelz01 those pics are awesome. sweigl make sure to post pics of your cake when you finish. I would love to see it. icon_wink.gif

anabelz01 Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 12:18pm
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cheers dmhart... I found one of them on cake wrecks under the heading 'eat with your eyes closed' which made me chuckle! I've not yet had an utterly weird cake request myeslf.. can't wait till I do! hehe

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 5:19pm
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I'll post a picture when I make this cake - it's not till Oct, though! I'm trying to figure out how I'd do it so that I can work up a price.

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