Orange Starbust Cake

Decorating By TheCakerator Updated 15 Sep 2009 , 5:25pm by Jeff_Arnett

TheCakerator Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 2:21pm
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I need to make an orange colored starburst wrapper for a cake on the 23rd. They want it to look like a starburst wrapper complete with the "folds" and everything. Not real sure how to go about making the "folds" out of buttercream. Any suggestions? thanks!

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JGMB Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:03pm
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My only idea is to make 4 triangles out of orange modeling chocolate to act as the folds. I hope someone else gives you a better suggestion!

Jeff_Arnett Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:10pm
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Originally Posted by TheCakerator

I need to make an orange colored starburst wrapper for a cake on the 23rd. They want it to look like a starburst wrapper complete with the "folds" and everything. Not real sure how to go about making the "folds" out of buttercream. Any suggestions? thanks!


If you are talking about the end folds:

1. Ice your cake
2. On a piece of clear vinyl, spread on some of you icing about 1/8 inch thick.
3. Use a bench scraper to remove the excess until you have a triangle that is the correct width and height for the end.
4. Pop it into the freezer until very firm.
5. Pipe a few dots of fresh icing on the ends of the cake.
6. Press the triangle in place and carefully peel off the vinyl.
7. Smooth the top seam with a small spatula or your finger.
8. Repeat for the bottom flap.

TheCakerator Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:13pm
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thank you! What thickness of vinyl do you recommend?

JGMB Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:21pm
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Awesome idea!! Could you just use wax paper, or does it have to be vinyl?

Jeff_Arnett Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:34pm
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thank you! What thickness of vinyl do you recommend?


I like a piece thick enough so that you don't get wrinkles in it.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:35pm
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Awesome idea!! Could you just use wax paper, or does it have to be vinyl?


My only problem with waxed paper is that moisture from the icing will soak into it a bit and can leave a rough surface when peeled off.

JGMB Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 4:55pm
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Thanks, Jeff! I can think of so many uses for this technique -- I can hardly wait to try it. icon_smile.gif

Jeff_Arnett Posted 15 Sep 2009 , 5:25pm
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Thanks, Jeff! I can think of so many uses for this technique -- I can hardly wait to try it. icon_smile.gif


It's an adaptation of my upside down icing method that I created several years ago. At first I used parchment, but then switched to the vinyl because it releases better. Someone has not posted the upside down method on youtube....but they didn't credit me.

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