I am doing a cat in the hat themed cake for my sons school this Friday. The cake is going to be in the shape of the cats hat. (Most likely 5 6inch cakes stacked covered in fondant with fondant hat brim added to the bottom. Should be about 10inches tall plus a little more by the time I fill it with buttercream.
Should I try and cover it with fondant the regular way or try the wrapping method? I also thought about covering each tier individually (red white red white) and stacking them that way...what do yall think would be best?
Also should I put a cake board between each layer? I usually do but I'm not sure about with a cake like this....
thanks in advance
I made a tall cake, a little shorter than the 10 inces you mention.
I used pound cake and I didn't put boards in between. I did use dowels to keep all together.
I used the wrapping around the cake system to put the fondant
Seems like I misunderstood... it's not 10 inches...
Is your cake going to be 40 inches tall????
I would definitely put boards between every 4 or 5 inches of cake or the dowels will have nothing to support, the upper cake layers will just slide down the dowels and crush the bottom layers. Since the colors alternate, I would probably just cover each cake in its own color and then stack.
lol anamado...you had it right the first time...10 inches. (maybe 12 at the most)
Wow your gumball machiene cake looked great!
Thanks pattycakes...I will try and put one maybe every other layer.
Thank you both for the advice.
I would think the easiest thing woud be to add the fondant in strips around the cake once it's fuly stacked and iced, then just put a fondant ribbon around the bottom, and work your way up to the top, alternating red/white. Then a nice big circle for the top........wonder if that would work? Or would they want to slide?
(...)5 6inch cakes stacked covered in fondant (...)
When I reread this I thought they were 5 cakes 6 inches each
I still would make it the same way we did the other, and then like KHalstead says: 'put a fondant ribbon around the bottom, and work your way up to the top, alternating red/white'
If you put several cakes already covered, my guess it that they wont match perfectly...
that is a good idea. I didn't even think about adding the stripes that way. (I am not a very good problem solver...lol)
I will give that a try. Thanks to you all. I will post a picture when I finish Thursday!