What Would Be Your Plan Of Attack For This?

Decorating By ThisNameInUse Updated 5 Sep 2009 , 5:30pm by ZAKIA6

ThisNameInUse Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:57am
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I am *trying* to make the slot machine cake the won the Las Vegas contest.

It is in 3 sections right now and in the fridge.

How would you go about covering it with fondant? Would you cover each tier, or cover each side seperately? Or try to cover the entire thing?

I need suggestions...LOL

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BJ Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:17am
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It looks like the top section was completely done seperately. and the front and back sections of the middle and bottom layers were also done seperately and they didn't fondant the sides of the middle and bottom until it was put together. Seems do-able. thumbs_up.gif

ThisNameInUse Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 2:59am
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In the comments under her pic, she said she cut out each section and let it dry, then assembled...

I'm a newbie...and I'm scared. LOL

I'm afraid my sides won't stick. Do you think I should roll them on the thicker side, or the thinner side?

I just don't know! Can you come over? LMAO

BJ Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 1:29pm
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don't be afraid - if you don't try new things - you'll be making round buttercream cakes your whole life and that's BORRRRINNNNGGGG!
Roll your fondant to a thin/medium thickness. When your ready to place it on the side - put some buttercream icing on the fondant on the side that's gong to go up against the cake (I'm assuming that you will have already iced the cake sections with bc icing). The icing on the fondant will adhere it to the side of the cake.
I think of it like construction work when you place tiles on the backsplash of your kitchen - you need fresh goo to make it stick to the wall which was already goo'd - when you place the two gooey pieces together - they stick to each other like glue! I'd start by placing the bottom on first and then rolling your way up the cake with your hands - placing it as you go up. You can trim it with scissors to get the final look. If it helps - make a paper template of the side of the cake and use that as a guide to cut your fondant before placing it - but make the template a little bigger than the actual size - that way if you go a little crooked - you won't be taking it off to fix it. You can just trim off any excess. Hope this helps. thumbs_up.gif

ThisNameInUse Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 10:29pm
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Ok,...I understand what you mean!

I like the template idea....I'm gonna roll with that idea.

Can you come over? LOL!

Thanks for your help! icon_smile.gif

Price Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 10:40pm
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Who is the original cake artist? Is it from Cake Central? It's a great cake.

ThisNameInUse Posted 13 Aug 2009 , 11:51pm
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Isn't it FABULOUS! I just love it!

The original artist is "rstml", and I've emailed her, but didn't get a response.

If I can get mine to look 1/2 as good as hers, I will be a happy camper.

OhMyGanache Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 12:08am
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I would cover each tier separately, to make it easier to disassemble and serve.

After stacking, I would use royal icing to "seal" and hide the seams in the cake and then paint/airbrush over the whole thing.

ThisNameInUse Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 12:27am
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Well..my first and second tier are already stacked together and crumb coated. The top layer, I just finished covering with fondant.

Now,...I am just sitting here looking at the crumb coated stacked cake.....I think it's laughing at me.

BJ Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 12:47pm
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Laugh right back at it and go in kicking and screaming. icon_twisted.gif
You'll scare it right into the best cake ever.
You'll do fine. thumbs_up.gif

Makeitmemorable Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 2:12pm
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I think go for it. I also contacted that member to get the tip on how it was created and never heard back.

It's a great cake.

I agree with all the tips. When you put the fondant on the sides, if the buttercream is too slippery, perhaps just dampen the fondant underneath with a little water to make it tacky then lay your sides on - it should not slip down then and I agree I would royal icing the seams and paint it.
Would love to see a photo when you are finished.

Happy assembling! icon_smile.gif

ThisNameInUse Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:25pm
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OK....it's done. My head hurts.

I have structural issues. There is so much weight on the backside that it wants to lean backwards. I dowed each layer, and dowed the entire thing with a tall dow rod. I could see it slowly leaning backwards, so I shimmed the cake board and now it's fine...

How do you keep that from happening?

BJ Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:32pm
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That came out so NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You beat the cake! And the winner is.....YOU!
Great job on the cake. It brought an immediate smile to my face. I hope your sitting down and having an "I did it" celebratory cocktail (or juice is ok too). thumbs_up.gif Who ever is getting this cake is going to go crazy over it. What a cake! this one should definately go in the "cakes I made" book.
Job well done. icon_biggrin.gif

BJ Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:38pm
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for the leaning issue - I would have just done the same thing you did. Dowel the heck out of it. Did you use good thick dowels? I think maybe next time (and it will be much easier next time) - because you know it's going to lean - I would rig the cake board with a definate structure prior to putting the cake on it. If you watch those cake shows - they sometimes drill some sort of column right onto the cake board and then lower the cake down onto the board going right through it. That is pretty much a sturdy structural peice and would keep it from tipping. Just a thought.

ThisNameInUse Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:39pm
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LMAO! Thank you!

I might have won but the cake sure put up a good fight. LOL!

<pours 2 celebratory cocktail> Cheers!

BJ Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:41pm
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ThisNameInUse Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:42pm
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! I didn't even think of that!

I used those fat straw dows for it, which I am cuurently sipping my celebratory cocktail through! LOL

Doug Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:42pm
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you cleaned out the casino!

excellent job (that little clown is such a cute touch!)

ThisNameInUse Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:43pm
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Thank you!

BJ Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:45pm
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by the time your done sipping through those fatty straws - YOU'll be leaning and the cake will be straight. icon_wink.gif hahahahaha

ThisNameInUse Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:49pm
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ShayShay Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:58pm
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Awesome Job!!! You did amazingly well!!

ThisNameInUse Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 9:16pm
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Thank you!

ThisNameInUse Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 2:48pm
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The ride to deliver this cake was so scary!

My friend was going to pick it up, but I didn't feel very comfortable with that given how unstable it was, and told her I would bring it to the party.
I used my fondant smoother and held the back of the cake with it, and held the side with my other hand. This cake wobbled back and forth the entire ride. The party was at a park about 10 minutes frm my house, but it felt like it took foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr to get there.
With all the bridges, pot holes, and SPEED BUMPS, we still managed to make it there all in one piece. I still can't believe it survived the ride. LOL

Cakeonista Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 3:09pm
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Great great job, I will be making one of these in NOv. for a big party and may be pm'ing you for help lol!!!! It came out beautiful, what did you use for the round piece in the front (don't know what they call this) ? You should make a tutorial, it came out wonderful.

ThisNameInUse Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 6:10pm
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Thank you, and sure, pm,...and I can help you with "what not to do" LOL!

jlr43 Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 4:16pm
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I just got a request for a slot machine cake for Tuesday! (today is Saturday!). Yours is fantastic! Would you mind sending me instructions on how you did it? Thanks a million!

ZAKIA6 Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 5:30pm
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Your cake came out great!!!

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