How Would I Do The Top Of This Cake?

Decorating By ccr03 Updated 21 Apr 2009 , 2:04pm by todolomio

ccr03 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 7:54pm
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My sister found this cake and wants it for her b-day. I'm a bit confused/lost as to how to do the top of the cake and lid. The top of the cake looks like it have a bit of 'lip'. How would I do that?

The bottom cake looks like it's just a regular fondant-covered cake, so that's no problem.

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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:32pm
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Looks like just a piece made maybe of modeling chocolate placed on top of the strawberries. HTH.

RetiredNavyChief Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 8:41pm
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it could be gum paste or a large cookie.

ccr03 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 9:03pm
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sorry I meant the top of the cake - where the strawberries are sitting on. See how it's not like a smooth edge like on the bottom cake?

Good ideas on the lid - I like the giant cookie. It would be death by sugar, but may a giant cookie wrapped in fondant?

maimai16 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 5:00am
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i think it is a cake with chocolate wrap or choco fondant higher than the cake to make a "container look" then the cover can be chocolate or fondant also. imo.

xstitcher Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 5:18am
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The top cake gives the appearance of a bowl of strawberries. Just carve a little bit of cake out of the middle but make sure you leave a lip around the outer edge so it looks like a bowl. Then cover the cake with whatever you wish and put the strawberries in the "bowl". This way the strawberries will sit a little lower then the outer edge of the cake "bowl".

ccr03 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 1:02pm
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xstitcher - great idea I think I'll do that. (I LOVE your avatar!!!!)

mcalhoun Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 1:47pm
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I agree w/ xstitcher about the top of the cake but am wondering if the cake is covered in a type of ganache instead of fondant?

todolomio Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 2:04pm
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They way I would do it is:

First cover the cake with fondant
Second make a strip of fondant long enough to go around the cake and 1" taller than the original cake.
Wait until the fondant is dried and the edge is nice and stiff.
It will look like a bowl when your done.

Good luck

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