Help Me Build This House!

Decorating By janebrophy Updated 15 Aug 2009 , 5:39pm by janebrophy

janebrophy Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 5:08pm
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I've volunteered to build this house as a cake, LOL!! I think I'll use Royal for the railings, then glue them in sections...and that's as far as I've gotten!
Any help/suggestions greatly appreciated!!

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chefbarbie0513 Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 5:21pm
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I wish I could help but I cant. I would love to hear the ideas. A friend of mine just bought her 1st house and i want to do a house cake for her.

Doug Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 7:57pm
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here's a pic of cake, cut and stacked to make a house.

that's all a house really is -- boxes -- or in our case tiers of cake.

roofs carved to get slants.

first floor=one tier.

second floor=another tier stacked on top

and then roof = more cake carved.

main house -- one set of tiers stacked

extension -- another tier w/ roof shoved up against the main body and iced so it all looks like one cake

janebrophy Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:03pm
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Thanks Doug! Any ideas on shingles?

chefbarbie0513 Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:06pm
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Doug you are so fricken AWESOME!!!!

Doug Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:06pm
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piece of fondant with little lines drawn in (similar to doing bricks) -- then sponge multicolored and while still wet from sponging, hit with some type of coarse sugar to get the rough texture.

of course -- if you really want to drive yourself or possibly a child helping you totally nuts -- cut out little individual shingles and then shingle the roof.

cutthecake Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:07pm
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For shingles, you could use:
squares of dried fondant or gumpaste
Necco wafers
Shredded wheat
any small, square cookie or candy

Or look at gingerbread houses--books or websites--and see what else is used.

chefbarbie0513 Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:09pm
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I was looking at the house cakes here and one made by SueBuddy used shredded wheat as her roof. It looked really cool. It looked like snow but dont they make ones without the frosting??

janebrophy Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 11:05pm
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Wow, Thanks for the ideas - you guys rock!
Sounds like this is going to end up being one heck of a big cake! icon_smile.gif

rblee Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 12:16am
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You could use impression mats to make it look like clapboard or shingles. I've used these http:// w w w.countrykitchensa. com/ product 35-2620 Icing Impression Mat Assortment of 5 on crusted buttercream and fondant.

janebrophy Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 12:12pm
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Thanks rblee, I couldn't find the exact impression mat you had linked, but even the brick one might work, coloured as Doug mentioned earlier!

jhutch04 Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 2:08pm
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Another idea for the roof that I think might work, is to use Chex cereal. If you stacked them to look like shingles and then maybe sprayed them brown or black. (I forget from the picture, what color the roof is) Just thought that cereal kind of reminded me of shingles. Let us know how it turns out for sure!!!! You better post lots of pictures!!! Good luck!!! thumbs_up.gif

rblee Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 4:47pm
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The set has 5 mats http:// w w w.countrykitchensa.c o m /catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=626652 "Realistic touches include the clapboard, basketweave, woodgrain, cobblestone and brick. One mat of each design is included in the set of 5."

janebrophy Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 5:39pm
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That sounds like a great investment! I've wanted to get some impression mats, and I could probably incorporate most of those into this one cake!! LOL!

I'm not sure if we have Chex in Canada....I can't remember seeing it in the cereal aisle, but then again, I only usually look for what I'm buying! icon_smile.gif

I'll post pics for sure, although the cake won't be until mid September...

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