Hi! I'm looking for help with a picture cake. How can I make the picture look like it's exploding out of the cake?
What do you mean by a picture cake? If you are using fondant, put a layer of fondant under the area you want the explosion to be, then cover the whole cake with fondant and slice through the top layer of fondant like you would a pizza - an asterix shape - and then peel back each wedge. I hope that helps.
If you look on my pics, theres a transformers cake, where I also did an effect like the book cake above. I did it by making the transformers plaque, then put it on the cake and placed a square of greaseproof paper over it. then I cover the cake in the main fondant colour. then took a craft knife and made like a star cut in the middle, over the greaseproof paper, and peeled back the edges. I was able to ease the paper out once the edges were all back. I dried them with various sizes of balled up plastic wrap underneath them so that some dried standing on end and some more peeled back. If that makes sense lol!
Thanks for these ideas! Now how about with buttercream...is there any possibility with buttercream to do this effect. The idea of the cake is to put a picture graphic on the cake and make it appear as if it is exploding out. A local grocery store is going to put the photo on the special sugar paper.
Hi, I dont know how you would do this with butter cream, someone more clever might come and advise you!
I don't know if you can get buttercream stiff enough to make the wedges hold up. You could try royal icing runouts and dry them over a rolling pin to get the curve or modelling chocolate in the colour you want.