Newbie With Cake

Decorating By verono Updated 13 Oct 2009 , 6:22pm by verono

verono Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:04am
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I'm a cookie girl.
But I have kids so I do cakes for them...
my DD is turning 3 years old in 2 weeks and I want to make her a nice castle "cake" But I will mostly use cookies for decorations... (but I don't want to do a "disney" cake)

But now I need ideas for the decoration (not for the cookie part)...
I'm attaching 2 very-quickly done 3D template... The colored parts are cakes.
I'll put some support inside the cookie (like for cookies on stick) and also on the back..
I don't wan't to do the 4 sides.. I want something a little bit "theatrical" for miss little diva...

But now I don't know how to finish the sides..
Any ideas?

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debster Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:20am
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All I see if a black square??????

verono Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:29am
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And now?

MLand Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:43am
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I don't have any suggestions for the sides other than maybe a forest and "river", but I think that is gonna be one pretty cake! Want to adopt me?

verono Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:46am
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It will be nice from the front... but for now the side won't look great lol!!
I'll have a river between the two cakes (where the bridge is)...
Forest is a good idea, need to figure how I would put everything together..

Any other suggestion? )or advice)

verono Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:48am
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Oh and how should I do the bridge?
fondant? gum paste?

verono Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 11:56am
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verono Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:21pm
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I really need ideas about how to do the sides.. because I don't want to do 4 sides of cookies...

verono Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 1:51am
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Last bump... please

KitchenKat Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:09am
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The sides I would frost with a crusting buttercream to look like cobblestones. Just pipe dots with a no 12 tip and flatten out with your finger once it's crusted. As a border, I would make plants and grass trailing along the sides and sprinkle some graham cracker or oreo "earth". Random flowers.

I like the river idea. The bridge I would make with gumpaste curved over a form (like a roll of kitchen paper wrapped in parchment). I'd also make gumpaste bridge rails and assemble it all with royal icing.

verono Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 12:15pm
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Thanks ! icon_smile.gif

And like beside the castle (above the cake), any tips on what I could do ? I'm afraid that the cookies will look weird since I'm not doing 4 sides (and I don't want to do 4 sides...)

verono Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 6:22pm
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So this is finally the cake:

My bench were too big so i've omit it.. and i bought a princess in a toy store..
I'm happy with the result!

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