Hi, I am making a farm cake and want to have a stand-up fence on top, the entire circumference of the cake. Any advice on the best way to do this? I have considered using pretzel sticks, tootsie rolls, or melted chocolate. One of my concerns is that the material softens in the buttercream. Any advice is appreciated - thanks!
Hello I did a cake this past summer that had a fence!
I drew it out on paper, in sections of the fence put waxed paper over it, on a cookie sheet. I outlined it with stiff royal icing then thinned it out and filled in the outlines.
It dries real hard and was able to pick it up and stick it into the buttercream.
Hope that helps! Deena
Deena you beat me to the puch I was also going to say RI.
Good luck hope it works for you
I did a fence on two different cakes, both times I used gumpaste and it worked great. just made a pattern for the pickets, cut out a bunch, cut out two longer "boards", let them dry for a day, put it all together with a little gum glue, then on the back of each end picket, I put a skewer and covered it with another picket I had just rolled out (so it was pliable) so you can't see the skewer. Worked like a charm!
I used a candy mold and peanutbutter flavored candy melts....... The little girl LOVED them.... so did her Mom.....
All great ideas - Thanks so much. It will be hard to choose which one to use!!!
Another way to do it would be to make a gumpaste fence and let dry. After putting your fondant "grass" down, cut notches and insert the gumpaste fence into these notches to help support the fence.
Hi, i tried my hand at basket weave, not bad for the first time, but she also showed how to make a fence with that tip, looked good, but in ri