Calling all experts,,,
I have to make a standing shopping bag cake for this weekend, up till now I am planning to make 6 layers of cake and put a cake board in the middle. my question is about covering the sides with fondant.
should I just cover it like a square cake, or cutting four separate pieces and putting them on the cake. I saw on tv the someone had their large pieces of fondants falling off of the cake..I don't want that happening.
any tips for either process and how to make the tissue so neat would be greatly appreciated..
When I did my shopping bag cake, I did side panels, it was pretty easy. I measured and cut the size I needed, then before applying to the cake, I stuck them in the freezer for a few minutes, it made them easier to handle. Then I just dampened my buttercream and applied. As for the tissue, I used gumpaste rolled very thin, cut it in squares and placed on a cookie sheet that had crumpled up aluminum foil on it to dry. HTH!
It probably would also be easier to do panels as well. Can you see having to cover it in one piece...smoothly. I shudder.
I would do panels or wrap it around. Measure your height and circumferance and cut a piece to wrap around if you are nervous about pieces falling off.
Your panels are not going to fall off, especially if you glue the seams with gum glue!
Cute cake! I love the tissue paper ruffles on the top of the bag!
I would do panels.
thank you so much every one for ur great tips.. I did the panels and it went really well...
thax once again