How Do I Do This Any Suggestions?

Decorating By blueirus Updated 1 Apr 2010 , 9:42pm by Sara789

blueirus Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 4:54pm
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Ok its a baby shower cake and i want to make this image from the invite into a top for the cake. I was wondering how the best way would be to get a green turtle with pink flowers? The cake is for next Saturday. Thanks anyone and everyone.

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mamawrobin Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 4:57pm
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I would make it all out of fondant. Easy peasy.

CakeMommyTX Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:05pm
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You could do a fbct or fondant.
Do you want it standing up or laying down?
Sheet or stacked cake?

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mamawrobin Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:07pm
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icon_redface.gif I just assumed that it would be laying down icon_lol.gif Didn't think of making it to stand up.

blueirus Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:21pm
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Thanks for the advice. Actually it will be proped up kinda like a sign with flowers around it. If I did fondant, would I just hand cut all the different flower pieces? And if I do it that way, it won't be a smooth turtle. Any ideas how I could make it a smooth backed turtle? Could you maybe use white chocolate colored the different shades of pink?

Mikel79 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:25pm
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You could always take it your local grocery store and have them scan it on a frosting sheet for you.


CoutureCakeCreations Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:32pm
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I would do one of two things. ....
Have it printed on a frosting sheet,
or make the turtle out of fondant, and stencil the flowers on. I am sure you can find a stencil of that flower at micheals or your local craft/hobby shop.
Hope that helps!
Let us know how it goes!

melmar02 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 5:45pm
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Very cute! What about a royal icing transfer? Then you could just copy the exact design and make it so it stands up.

Cakehelp did a pictoral - go to the 2nd pg of the topic to see it, don't click on the link in her first post.

Good Luck!

blueirus Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 6:00pm
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The RI tutorial was very cool I may try and do that. If I did the fondant with a stencil, wouldn't the green color be to dart to stencil over with pinks? Sorry so many questions, this is my first cake for someone besides family and friends I wanna get it right =)

Sara789 Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 9:42pm
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When I saw the pic I instantly thought of the body/shell of the turtle as a round or half a ball cake and the head and flippers as fondant add-ons. Cute cake. HTH.

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