Characters Or Objects Jumping/bursting Through Cake Help!

Decorating By candyapplekc Updated 11 Apr 2010 , 12:43am by ceshell

candyapplekc Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 3:21pm
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Hi CC'ers, I have been searching the threads trying to find tutorials or information on how to make the "burst effect" that a character or objext jumps out from. I have seen Elmo, Superman, and football cakes that have the fondant cut open and it looks like the character is bursting through the cake. Can some please tell me how to do this. I would like to do this with a football cake for next week.

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Doug Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 3:47pm
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2 layers of fondant on top.

bottom layer is what we see through the burst

top lay cut (ripped?) open and peeled back to make the burst

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:48pm
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You could also try making "fondant paper tears", here's the tutorial by Wilton:

nutcase68 Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 2:32pm
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dry your fondant triangle bursts on your flower formers

annabanana183 Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 10:32pm
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I just covere the cake in one layer, cut the triangles and peel them back, I used tissue paper balls to support the cutouts so that they can keep the shape,
u can see my version of the elmo surprise cake at
HTH : ) good luck

ceshell Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 12:43am
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I recently did a music cake using the same method as annia. I did have a bit of a challenge the first attempt, with the 2nd layer of fondant wanting to stick to the first layer. When I tried again I actually put down a small circle of parchment paper under my "target" cutting area, cut the lines, and then pulled out the parchment after peeling back my fondant "bursts."

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