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
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for all your advice guys x
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?
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
Thank you mad-house-mum, I shall give this a go.