3 Tied Snowflake Cake

Decorating By CAKEahuna Updated 9 Dec 2013 , 12:18pm by GrammieLovey

CAKEahuna Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 9:06pm
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I have a challenge ahead of me. I have never made a 3 tiered cake before and was asked to build this. Please give me any suggestions/hints/tips you may have. I'm freaking out a little icon_eek.gif How big of tiers do I need to feed 95 people? Also, do you know how they created these perfect little snowflakes? A mold, maybe? and to attach the ribbon to the fondant? buttercream or piping gel? Thanks so much for your help!

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__Jamie__ Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 9:08pm
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Yep, they are molds. Probably a set of 3 sizes. Many out there. Google snowflake mold. Or check Global Sugar Art. You'll find them. Attach with royal icing or piping gel. I would not use BC on fondant.

tiggy2 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 9:21pm
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A cricut machine would come in real handy for this cake.

aundrea Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:17am
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this cake is amazing! even to have just for the holidays. wow!!!! good luck and post pics!!

__Jamie__ Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:41am
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Wilton has a handy dandy chart that explains a lot: especially serving amounts. http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

And because I like to repeat myself (apparently) here are the molds I was referring to:

xstitcher Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:41am
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Here are a few options for making the snowflakes
-PME Snowflake Plunger cutter set
-Snowflake Chocolate/Candy Mold - made of plastic and very inexpensive
-Snowflake Silicone Mold - I've been eyeing the ones made by first impressions
-Cricut - this would make things really easy- just roll your gumpaste and let the machine cut it for you
-Use templates then place clear plastic, wax paper or parchement overtop and pipe them with RI in advance so they have enough time to dry
-Snowflake Paper Punchers maybe?????

As for the sizes here's a link to Wilton's serving guide:

6/9/12 = 100 servings (based on 1x2x4in serving sizes)

Here's a great pic that MikeRowesHunny posted showing the various sizes of serving:

__Jamie__ Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:45am
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Xstitcher....that was the best display of spoon feeding I've seen all day! Hopefully you'll get a great big thanks for that effort.....or at least another bump. icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

JanH Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:05am
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Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:


Above super thread has popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and other flavor variations) - and so much more!

Some of the "more" would be:

baking and servings help
photos of and directons for common cake support systems
Leahs sticky on SPS cake system

Snowflake templates:



BlakesCakes Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:15am
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The snowflakes on the cake in the photo are made using the PME plunger cutters that come in 3 or 4 different sizes.


heddahope Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:47am
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Lol, the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture was "wow, that's a lot of starfish".

I have watched a bit too much Spongebob today. icon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gif

tiggy2 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 6:00pm
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Here's a site where you can buy the plunger cutters http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=13617&trng=fgle

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 6:06pm
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Pretty cake, please post pics.

wildwolves Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 8:31pm
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That is a beautiful cake! The pluger cutters are great i have some with butterflies and they are so easy to use and give a lot of detail.. Make sure you post pics when your finished icon_smile.gif

CWIL Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 8:50pm
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When you guys are talking about cricut, are you talking about the cutter machine used a lot for scrapbooking? If so, how do you use this to cut fondant? Or are you just making templates with the cricut?

wildwolves Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 9:10pm
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Originally Posted by CWIL

When you guys are talking about cricut, are you talking about the cutter machine used a lot for scrapbooking? If so, how do you use this to cut fondant? Or are you just making templates with the cricut?

here is a post on using the cricut for decorating .. Its wonderful! HTH

CWIL Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 9:15pm
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Thanks wildwolves - I'm gonna check that out for sure!

CAKEahuna Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:57pm
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Thank you so much for all the help ladies. NOW I am dangerous!


cdgleason Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 6:34pm
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I'm also making a 'snowflake' themed cake!!
I bought the snowflake cutters a year ago and they are amazing!
I made some practice snowflakes that turned out really well!
I cut them out of a thin layer of gumpaste, dried them, piped some royal icing down the snowflake part to give it more deminsion, dried again, then I sprayed them with PME LUSTER spray ( in pearl color) then I sprinked them with edible glitter
(Disco Dust in Rainbow/irredescent color) while they were still wet from the spray color!! when it all dries, the snowflakes look like they are covered in a diamond dust!!
they are really amazing! let me know if you want me to send you a photo! cindy

cdgleason Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:46pm
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I made a snowflake themed wedding cake recently and I was able to snap a few nice photos with my my cell phone! No professional photos yet but I was happy with the few that I got from my cell!
The final product wasn't exactly as I had planned.. they were more time consuming than I had originally thought.... so here is the method I used:
cut out with plunger cutter & dry completly
attach @ 26 guage wire making sure to attach to the back of the snowflake
I used a stiff royal icing as glue
I used different lengths of wire so that they could fill in the open spaces as needed
after everything was dry, I airbrushed them with "pearl" then immediately dipped into edible glitter then placed front side down in large box lined with plastic.


all4cake Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:14pm
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cdgleason, the large ones are plunger cutters too????

cdgleason Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:19pm
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"all4 cake"
the largest snowflakes are from a set of cutters that I bought from "Country Kitchen Sweet Art" here in fort wayne, where I live!
They sell similar, but much more expensive set at Williams- Sonoma, but the set is less than ten dollars at Country Kitchen!

all4cake Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 4:40pm
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I looked at cksa...is that the cookie cutter set you used?

Those fern-edged looking ones are plunger cutters...

but the larger ones aren't plunger cutters too, are they?

cdgleason Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:01pm
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here is a link for the exact set of cutters I used for the jumbo snowflakes.... I also used the standard set of snowflake plunger cutters!

all4cake Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:04pm
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GrammieLovey Posted 9 Dec 2013 , 12:18pm
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ACan I just say WOW!!! I have to do a snowflake cake for my daughter's wedding and I am totally new to this.....can we all say no pressure there? Ha!! Anyway, I bought the set of three snowflake plungers after being told I can use them to make white chocolate snowflakes as she wants chocolate snowflakes. But I have no idea how...help please!!! Your cakes are gorgeous!!

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