Could any body help by telling me how to make the little childrens ABC blocks that i have seen on baby shower cakes. I use a cutter to get the same amount of paste for each one, but i can't get the shape right. do you buy a mould or do them by hand? I haven't seen a mould for them. Any advice would be very much appriciated. I am new to cake decorating and have a lot to learn. it is amazing how much i have learned already on this web site, i have only been cake decorating for three months.
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To make the blocks on my cakes I cut equal amounts of modeling paste and then hand shape them into blocks by playing with the paste until I am happy with the shape. It does take a few times to get the exact cube but after about 10 mins you should be an expert, just keep playing.
I used a ruler and measured gumpaste squares and let them dry overnight. I found a pizza cutter worked the best to make them. I used to use a knife but I found it stretched the gumpaste at the end and I did not end up with the shape I wanted. To put the blocks together I used a fondant adhesive and let them dry for a couple hours or overnight. I had no problems with them. I posted a picture of them.
thanks, i will have a go doing it both of these ways as i think they look really nice. thanks for replying
I just moulded with hands as well. For the larger ones I press my smoother against the side one at a time.hth