Help Newbie! How Do I Make Cute Blocks For Cake Toppers?

Decorating By angelogoo Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 7:13pm by Treena

angelogoo Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 9:28pm
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Help Newbie! How do i make cute blocks for cake toppers so that they look very sharp and uniform?

many thanks for tips and advice.

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cathie_shinnick Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 10:11pm
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I guess it depends on how big you want them. If they ae just a decoration, how about making them from a 50/50 mi of fondant and gumpaste and just mold them.

angelogoo Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 8:45am
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Originally Posted by cathie_shinnick

I guess it depends on how big you want them. If they ae just a decoration, how about making them from a 50/50 mi of fondant and gumpaste and just mold them.




thanks, i want them small but i am afraid that if i mould them the sizes will not be the same. i guess i was hoping that they will be templates somewhere. can you use RCT for these?

KacieMeredith Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 8:53am
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I had to rush on some baby blocks I did for a cake...but they came out pretty close. I just used a measuring cup and packed it with fondant then took a knife and evened out the cup and then formed them from there. But a few time I grabbed the 1/3 cup instead of the 1/4 cup and I just winged it. It had been a really really really long night...I hope that helps.

angelogoo Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 9:59am
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Originally Posted by KacieMeredith

I had to rush on some baby blocks I did for a cake...but they came out pretty close. I just used a measuring cup and packed it with fondant then took a knife and evened out the cup and then formed them from there. But a few time I grabbed the 1/3 cup instead of the 1/4 cup and I just winged it. It had been a really really really long night...I hope that helps.



thanks, will try that.

ahuvas Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 12:04pm
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You can also use a kitchen scale to measure the amount of fondant?

angelogoo Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 1:35pm
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thanks, thats a good idea.

mandysue Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 6:26pm
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I made blocks once and started with the square Little Debbie snack cakes. I stuck 2 together to form a block. From there, I frosted and covered with fondant. They turned out really cute and were easier than trying to frost hunks of cake. But, I did feel like I was cheating!

Treena Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 7:13pm
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I am currently working on the same thing and I am using plastic blocks bought at a craft store then wrapping them in fondant. I guess you have to decide if you want them edible.

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