Hi Fellow Cakesters,
I am making a batman cake for my nephew and he wants it to look like the cityscape on a 2 tier cake, I was thinking of using fondant to make the buildings, any advise? is there a better alternative? also How do I get the fondant to stand without falling over? I have not worked with fondant yet. . . and lastly, I need to make black, purple and grey fondant, can I achieve black with white fondant or do I have to start with another color?
No One has any advise?. . . Please help!!!
If you are going to make MMF and want to acheive black, put your black gel color in the liquid mixture before adding powdered sugar......
As far as the buildings standing up, it should work as long as you let them harden for 24- 48 hours.
Now if I want to shape the buildings around the cake pan do I have to cover the cake pan with anything ie platic wrap, shortening etc?
Trying to get them to conform to the shape of the tier???? MMF never gets rock hard so you should still be able to mold them to the curveture of the cake once you let them set a bit. Of course it depends on how big your buildings are as well.
Here is kind of an example where I cut each piece and molded it to the shape of the cake even after letting the MMF sit for 2 days...
So those "boards" are MMF? Very nice! Any hints for how to create that? Are they set around a round cake?
Yes the boards are MMF. I just cut strips of fondant a little higher than my cake, then i took my shell tool and scraped the fondant, adding knots and such.. I then diluted brown gel paste and brushed it on til I got the desired color.
Yes the strips are placed around a 10" 2 layer cake.
Here are some "cityscape" cakes from the CC galleries to inspire you:
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