Trying To Make A Race Track That Curves Up

Decorating By Monique1 Updated 8 Jul 2009 , 6:17pm by Andy383240

Monique1 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 1:51am
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I am making a hot wheels cake(s) and I want to make a race track that curves up and around and up to the next cake. I don't know what would be best for that, gum paste or fondant. I am very new at working with fondant so I don't know what to do. I plan to have about 4 cakes but just want one loop from one cake to the next. Also how many days before do I need to make this so it will be hard enough to stay?

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krissycupcakes Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:01am
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first off good luck!!!!! ill pray for you!!!! lets see gumpaste is harder then fondantbut i thnk you need to back it with something maybe cardboard?

krissycupcakes Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:04am
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first off good luck!!!!! ill pray for you!!!! lets see gumpaste is harder then fondantbut i thnk you need to back it with something maybe cardboard?

kmdrysdale Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:55am
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I saw a cake like that today and i was amazed at it, They did a cupcake cake and had the figure 8 track. They staked 2 cupcakes on top of each other then has a one resting on the two towers, Then they iced it in a frosting, It looked really good. HTH
I hope i explained it good enough.

sweetsadiecakes Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 3:10am
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Never tried it, but couldn't you stack several cakes (4-6) with supports about three inches smaller. Then carve a 1-1.5 inch wide spiral going up the cake. I don't know, but when you figure out how to do it, be sure to post a picture and instructions!

Monique1 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:30pm
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Well I was thinking of doing it with gum paste and letting it sit out to dry then the day of just put it in between the two cakes. I just don't know how many days before I can let it sit out for.

Monique1 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:30pm
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Well I was thinking of doing it with gum paste and letting it sit out to dry then the day of just put it in between the two cakes. I just don't know how many days before I can let it sit out for.

sweetsadiecakes Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 6:01pm
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sounds kinda fragile, if you do it, let the gumpaste sit out for at least 2-3 days to dry and make extra pieces just in case.

Andy383240 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 6:17pm
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Fondant will harden into something very much like concrete if you let it dry for several weeks. I found this out when a small 2" round x 1/4" thick piece I'd cut was accidently dropped into a drawer in my kitchen. I found it about three weeks to a month later and it was rock hard. Gumpaste will dry quicker but I think you're still going to need a long drying time for sturdiness. Good Luck and do let us know how you work it out.

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