Urgent Number "8" Cake

Decorating By gothicfairy Updated 6 Feb 2010 , 7:05pm by gothicfairy

gothicfairy Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 8:36pm
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I have my first order of a cake due in 4 days for an 18th birthday. Icing the number 8 is ok but i have idea how to do inside the holes neatly. Can anybody help me please. I have looked for tutorials on the net but haven't found any. xx

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arosstx Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 8:58pm
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I wouldn't cut holes, but instead make the illusion of them with a different color, like white or black depending on what color the main cake is. Your guests get more cake and it will look a LOT neater. Piping a border around it as well as the outer edges of the 1 and the eight will tie it all together.

keonicakes Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 9:00pm
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make sure this cake is COLD when you ice it. You may need to do a couple of thin crumb coats before your final icing or fondant. I would also use a paper towel to gt in there to smooth. Hope this helps.

mrsb37 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 12:47am
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I agree about the cold cake and the crumb coat.

You could pipe the icing inside the holes with an icing bag, then use a spatula dipped in very HOT water to smooth it out.

gothicfairy Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 9:25am
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Thank you for all your advice guys x

sheilabelle Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 1:50pm
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Not to hi-jack this thread, but how would you do a number 8 in fondant. On youtube they showed to cover a number and they had an 8 beside it, but didn't show they did that. Anyone on here know how this would be done?

mad-house-mum Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 2:08pm
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Hi when i do a number 8 i cut some strips the width of the cake and place these inside the 0 's of the cake 1st then when you ice over it i trim the o's again and join the fondant hope this makes sense x

gothicfairy Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:05pm
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Thank you mad-house-mum, I shall give this a go.

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