I need to do a cake for Wed. So I dont have time to order the mat or a mold... How can I texture my 2 tiered cake to look like a brick covered firehouse?????
What are you covering the cake with?
I think I'd suggest:
For crusting buttercream or fondant:
Ice the counter top and/or lay a piece of fondant on the counter and practice impressing the surface with a ruler for the long horizontal 'stripes' for lack of a better word--the make the opposing short 'stipes with some other little tool the right length.
Brick headed thoughts for you. I got a ton of 'em.
What about using the end of a matches box - I am not sure how big you need to the brick affect but they will be square.
Just a thought
cake will be covered in fondant....
I have a bad eye for strsaight lol.... u shoudl see me with my cakes... I never know if its leveled...
So I should place a piece of fondant on my counter and practice making the lines... so I can get the hang of it and then when I cover my cake I can go ahead and use my ruler to make the vertical lines.... then the horizontal lines with something that has maybe a short line... like the end of the ruler?
a matchbox... like impressing the bricks one at a time? i think that can work....
.... just further, I guess it depends on the type of bricks you are looking for - if they are the rigid brick, you will need sharp lines, if they are just to make it look like a building, you could probably do it free hand with a tool that scores the fondant lightly. Some bricks look like they have more character if they are not completely lined up. I hope this makes sense. I have attached a photo of the Harbour Bridge, on the side towers I scored them after the fondant was on. You can vary the depth of the scoring also to give it a little more character.
Sometimes its so hard to explain in a post! good luck
if you have a hard time keeping it straight cut a piece of paper the same height as your cake and score along the top, then fold it down the width of a brick and score along again and so forth, once all the horizontal lines are in you can take something small and mark the bricks off (vertically)
I did it for a Wizard of Oz cake (in my photos). I just used a shish-ka-boob skewer. I laid it down and put some pressure on it to make the indentations in the pattern I wanted.
Thanks so much u guys!!! I think the info I got will be perfect for what I need . The bridge pic (great looking cake btw)is exactly what I want to do....
If you have a craft store near you; in the doll house section, they have a mat that is brick. It has the indentations on it and it works great. I got mine at AC Moore. I dont know if Michaels has it.
Kewl thanks...AC Moore it is tmo