Hi all, im working on castle cake this week, and i have run into a little worry...
Check out this photo:
See the purple "banding" around the turrets, and cake tiers? I am wanting to do something like that on mine... i had planned to make that out of Gumpaste... then add it to the cake after it had dried... my cake's turrets are fondant so not too worried there... but the cake itself is buttercream...do you think that those pieces will adhere and be sturdy enough if attached to the buttercream sides?... i am worried about it possibly sliding off...Do i need something to support it?
Hi there CiNoRi: I wouldn't try to apply those edges to buttercream, just too paranoid about it falling off. maybe someone else can give there opinion.
You could apply a lip/dam/row of Fondant first onto the outer edges of the cake <place it..half on the side and half on the top>......THEN glue the actual piece (in question) onto that....(if transporting, i would attach/glue that part in place once the cake reaches it final destination)
You could create a block/wall behind the entire piece (in questoin). Then you would be able to sit that block portion onto the cake (lock in place with dowels/skewers) and the purple fence (piece in questio) will/can up with the edge of your cake. Because the purple fence will be glued onto the block.
Think of it as this...an observation deck....HTH
PM, if you need a better explanation.....I can talk you thru it....lol
Thanks! I think i got ya, I'll give ya a ring if i get stuck.
I really appropriate your help!!!!
looks awesome, I'll betcha the customer had no clue how worried you were over this!!!
Oh, I love it... that's one of the nicest castle cakes I've seen.
I love it!! Great job!