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.
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
dry your fondant triangle bursts on your flower formers
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
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."