Help With A Cake I Found On Here.......

Decorating By beckah78 Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 10:47pm by ninatat

beckah78 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 5:19pm
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I am hoping to get some help with this cake. My dd loves it & I hope I can do it for her birthday this Saturday. I just have a question about how the rainbow is piped on the cake. It looks so perfect! Do you think it is free hand? I just think I would need a while to pipe all of that. What tip do you think is used?
Thanks so much! I did try & message the maker of the cake but I need help ASAP!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1613779

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mama2_3 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 5:39pm
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I am not sure if it would look the same, but what about doing the colors in fondant snakes?

Mug-a-Bug Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 5:50pm
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They look like little fondant pieces to me, but I have no idea.

a-cakes Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 5:56pm
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they look like skittles to me.

chassidyg Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:02pm
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She said in her comments, that she made the rainbow out of mini marshmallows.

TexasSugar Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:07pm
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The clouds are mini marshmallows.

I think the rest looks like piped buttercream. I'd use a round tip. How big is just going to depend on how big of dots you want. I can see using a 3 up to an 8 on it myself.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:07pm
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I think she piped those on with a round tip. I dont' know how you would pipe those on freehand though and have everything be nice and even. I have a feeling if I did it, it wouldn't look that nice! Could you maybe draw the rainbow swirl pattern on the cake (with a layer of icing on it already) with a toothpick or something so you have a guide and then pipe on top of that?

cakeaddictunite Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:11pm
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you could get colored M&M's @ a candy store thumbs_up.gif

melmar02 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:12pm
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At first glance, I thought the rainbow was skittles too. But the circles are not all uniform. I think it's buttercream - like she used the concept of covering the cake with a star tip only she used a round instead. Looks like a lot of work, but I'm sure your daughter will love it.

herdream Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:29pm
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Look at some of the other cakes in her gallery...... i think they are dots piped with buttercream. HTH

Mug-a-Bug Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:36pm
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Originally Posted by herdream

Look at some of the other cakes in her gallery...... i think they are dots piped with buttercream. HTH




Yes, I agree. After second glance, those are for sure piped dots. Cute idea.

dljc Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:54pm
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They do looked piped. I did this once for a castle cake but all in white. After the buttercream had crusted, I took some Viva papertowel and mushed them in a little until they made contact with one another. This made them look more like stones on the castle wall.

Have fun! It will take a while . . .

Debbie

beckah78 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 7:02pm
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Thank you all so much! I plan to do a 6 or 8 inch round cake - not a 2 tier like the original.

dljc Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 2:47am
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Check out another example of this technique that was posted recently. She did the individual dots as described.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1622327

Mug-a-Bug Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 2:29pm
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I'd love to see the picture when you finish the cake! thumbs_up.gif

JGMB Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 4:20pm
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Originally Posted by cakeaddictunite

you could get colored M&M's @ a candy store thumbs_up.gif




Just thought I'd let you all know that our Michael's now sells M&M's in bags of one color. Maybe they've done this for awhile, but it was new to me!

ninatat Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 10:47pm
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the clouds look like minature marshmallow's partially melted, but still hold their shape

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