How Do I Do This??? Please Help

Decorating By krissycupcakes Updated 15 Jan 2010 , 4:59pm by tinygoose

krissycupcakes Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 7:47pm
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Ok so my friend is driving me nut Im making her cake and these are the things she likes so far square cakes, braches with cherry blossoms, bows, dots, and quilting. All are great but... together its a miss mosh but she did send me this pic and Im sure its not a hard thing to do but have no clue how to do it!!! please let me know if youve done this or know how I would go about it. and what would I call this technique??
LL

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 7:58pm
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I don't know, but it looks like a double layer type thing where the top layer has the cut outs! Maybe BC underneath and the fondant on top with the cut outs? I really like the looks of this technique. I'll have to watch this one.

tastyart Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:00pm
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I'm guessing that the cake was covered with the chocolate fondant and then the pieces were cut and carefully removed. I saw something similar done on TV once. She covered the cake with two contrasting colors of fondant so the underneath color was seen as the design was removed. I can't tell for sure if the one you have pictured has white fondant under the choc. or if it is BC underneath. Hopefully someone will see your post who has done this technique.

sadsmile Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:00pm
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There is probably a fancy name for it but basically you cover the cake with mint colored fondant and then cover it again with dark brown or chocolate fondant. Trace your pattern onto the cake and cut out the bits with an exacto craft knife. Use fondant and gum paste tools with Crisco to help smooth the inside edges. I used my tools(mostly the bone tool) to help smooth the inside edges of the multi layer Super S plaque I made. They are wonder full!

cownsj Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:04pm
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I have to agree, the top layer was cut out. Never thought to try this technique and I absolutely love it. I'm going to have to try it on something.

bashini Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:04pm
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Hi, you have to cover the cakes in white/cream fondant and then in brown fondant. Then do the cutout pattern and stack the cakes. I might use a thin layer of shortening on the white/cream fondant so that the brown fondant can stick. But if the stains can be seen, remove it using a bit of vodka. icon_smile.gif

2SchnauzerLady Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:06pm
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I wonder if the person is a member of CC - did your friend tell you what site she got the picture from?

icer101 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:24pm
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i agree.. the first layer is thin layer of fondant. then covered with a little thicker layer of chocolate fondant.. then the cut outs. i,ve seen this done.. with replacing the cutouts with a different color of fondant also. haven,t done it.. but seen the tutorial in acd magazine ive seen it done with halloweeen cutouts... you have to be very careful when cutting them out..but it is very pretty cake

krissycupcakes Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 9:54pm
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thanks all Im going to have to pray to the cake gods alot (im not religous but when it comes to cake i pray alot..lol) but thats what i thought i would have to cut it while its on the cake i hope i dont mess up the under layerbut i do plan on adding cherry blossoms to this design so i guess i could cover stuff up with them if needed i hope she likes it shes just letting me do it and surprise her with it. so all i have to go on is what i put in my first post.... not alot to go on!!! thanks all for your help and i hope you all find a reason to try this to!!

kiwigal81 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 11:00pm
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Can't wait to see iticon_smile.gif

antonia74 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 11:17pm
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Originally Posted by TNTFundraiser

I wonder if the person is a member of CC - did your friend tell you what site she got the picture from?





That was a cake done by Mel at www.wildcakes.ca

and it's inspired by Jessica Berard's cake from Montreal....

www.jessicaberardcakes.com



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krissycupcakes Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:42am
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thanks antonia

nancyg Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 6:57am
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I know this is not the subject we are on, but maybe someone can help with a question I have.
When I click on a picture from todays pictures to comment on, or save to my favorites, I have to go back to todays favorites and clik maybe 75 times to get back to that picture and begin looking again. And then if I want to comment or save another picture, its the same over again. Is there another way???? Please tell me there is and I am just computer illterate....
And before the pictures went to this new format I could comment and also e-mail it to a friend. I no longer see that option. Is it gone

tonedna Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 7:14am
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I agree with everyone..double layer.
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2SchnauzerLady Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 12:56pm
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Nancyg - right click on the picture - open to new window, that way you won't have to go all the way back.

MrCake01 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 1:52pm
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krissycupcakes,
I havent heard anyone suggest modeling chocolate as the top layer. You could use mint colored and flavored fondant underneath which would give you a good background to cut out the design in the modeling chocolate which will be very pliable and easy to cut.
Goodluck,
Mrcake01

artscallion Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:30pm
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I'm wondering what you would do that would get the top layer to stick to the underneath layer without having the brown fondant/modeling chocolate leave discoloration on the white layer where you remove the cutout parts.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by bashini

Hi, you have to cover the cakes in white/cream fondant and then in brown fondant. Then do the cutout pattern and stack the cakes. I might use a thin layer of shortening on the white/cream fondant so that the brown fondant can stick. But if the stains can be seen, remove it using a bit of vodka. icon_smile.gif


artscallion Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:50pm
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Oh, I missed that. Thanks!

tastyart Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:50pm
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when I saw it done on TV the decorator dusted the underneath layer heavily with corn starch in the area of the design before applying the top layer of fondant.

artscallion Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:09pm
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SO Crisco, or some other method of adhesion, all around, except in the area where the design will be, with lots of CS there. That makes sense.

superwawa Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 3:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nancyg

I know this is not the subject we are on, but maybe someone can help with a question I have.
When I click on a picture from todays pictures to comment on, or save to my favorites, I have to go back to todays favorites and clik maybe 75 times to get back to that picture and begin looking again. And then if I want to comment or save another picture, its the same over again. Is there another way???? Please tell me there is and I am just computer illterate....
And before the pictures went to this new format I could comment and also e-mail it to a friend. I no longer see that option. Is it gone




nancyg - a great method is to 'right-click' on the photo rather than open it, and choose either the 'Open link in new window' or 'Open link in new tab' option. That way you view the photo in a separate window or tab, and then you can go back to where you were in the original window/tab.

nancyg Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 6:07am
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This is for TNT Fundraiser........
Thank you soooo much. Can"t believe how easy it is to pull pictures this way. I appreciate your help.

Thank you
nancyG

LateBloomer Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 7:01am
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krissycupcakes this is a beautiful cake! I would love to see and hear how you went about it. I like the idea of the cornstarch behind the picture, except I think it would be difficult to just do the right spots with such a fine design. What about sticking the 2nd colour fondant on with a tiny bit of water and just leaving the design area free??

tinygoose Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 7:45am
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I did this one using white fondant over red fondant. I don't think I used anything to attach. As I recall it stuck just enough on it's own, no water, crisco, etc. I had made a template and used an exacto knife. The biggest trick is knowing how deep to cut. After the first few cuts you get a feel for it.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1466241

cownsj Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 12:49pm
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Originally Posted by tinygoose

I did this one using white fondant over red fondant. I don't think I used anything to attach. As I recall it stuck just enough on it's own, no water, crisco, etc. I had made a template and used an exacto knife. The biggest trick is knowing how deep to cut. After the first few cuts you get a feel for it.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1466241




Excellent detail work on it.

tinygoose Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 4:59pm
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Thank you.

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