robin3845 Posted 12 May 2010 , 2:12am
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just wondering if someone could give me any tips on how to do the top tier on this cake? Is there a trick to getting the blue part so perfect? A template or something?[/img]
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JenniferMI Posted 12 May 2010 , 2:30am
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It looks to me like they did the wallpaper trick. The blue would go over the white, then trim thru both layers so they fit perfectly. Then clay gun a worm of paste as the finish between the two. Hope this makes sense.

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mamawrobin Posted 12 May 2010 , 4:01am
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I'm betting that Jen is right. thumbs_up.gif

robin3845 Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:24am
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Oh, thank you thank you thank you! The clay gun worked awesome! I was so impressed by it! Best $20 I ever spent!! And your idea for the wallpaper idea also worked. I LOVED the way the cake looked!! Thanks again!!

Deliciously-Yummy Posted 18 May 2010 , 5:02am
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Thanks Jen for that. I've also wondered how to do it. Great tip.

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 31 May 2010 , 9:52pm
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icon_surprised.gifCould you please explain exactly how the wallpaper trick is done ??? I can't picture it in my mind ? Please ?

jadedlogic Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 1:15pm
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I would like to know what the wall paper trick is too!

ninatat Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:31pm
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when i cut a piece of wall paper and say i come to a window, and i don't want to waste the wallpaper going over the window, i cut the paper shorter than up to the edge of the window then i take a piece and match the pattern over the piece that is down and cut a new seam then you can do above and below the window with pieces that you can match try it with 2 pieces of paper on colored and one not and you should be able to see what i mean, but what i would do is make a template in the edge you like, take a piece of paper measure how far down you want your design or edging and fold the paper depending how many curves you want and cut out the design and then lay it on you measured fondant and trace around the paper you could use a clay extruder for the edge or maybe roll it out.

tami517a Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 4:27pm
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What is a clay gun?

metria Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 5:04pm

i'm really trying to understand this wallpaper trick, but it's like fake-Monday for me. i'm having a hard time visualizing what you're saying, ninatat. i either had too much or not enough coffee :b my head hurts!

lecrn Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 5:17pm

I don't quite get it either.
I gather that you 1st apply the white fondant.
Then lay a smaller piece of blue.
Use an exacto knife to cut the wavy pattern into the blue and white fondant (cut to the cake)?
Do you remove the blue & white cut piece and then place the blue back on?
Sorry, small mind here.

lecrn Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 5:18pm

I don't quite get it either.
I gather that you 1st apply the white fondant.
Then lay a smaller piece of blue.
Use an exacto knife to cut the wavy pattern into the blue and white fondant (cut to the cake)?
Do you remove the blue & white cut piece and then place the blue back on?
Sorry, small mind here.

jadedlogic Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 8:46pm

I'm not getting it....sorry icon_redface.gif

I need to make this cake for this weekend - my plan (that I'm hoping works....) is to cover in the white fondant and lay a smaller piece of blue fondant over it and then trim it make it wavy and then use a clay gun to cover the seam... or I guess i could cut out the blue fondant and lay it on the white with the "wave" already on it but I'm worried that it will maybe get messed up when laying and smoothing it on the cake...I'm hoping for the best.

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 9:09pm

I'll try to explain what JenniferMI means by the wallpaper method.

When you hang wallpaper, in order to get a perfect seam, you lay the right edge of one strip of paper (call it the "top" paper) over the left edge of another (call it the "bottom" paper) and cut through BOTH pieces. You then lift up the right edge of the top paper, remove the small strip of paper that was cut off the bottom paper, lay the top paper back down, and you have a smooth seam where the 2 strips meet. (I'm not sure if that explanation makes any more sense or not! icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif )

So with this cake, if you didn't cut the same shape out of the white that you do the blue, the blue would stick out further than the white (because it would be laying on top of the white). To make them both flush against the cake, you put the white on the cake, then put the blue over it, then cut the wave/pattern through BOTH the blue and the white which makes the line where they meet exactly the same on both pieces, lift the blue and remove the white that's under it, smooth the blue back down, and now the white and blue are both flush against the cake. To hide the seam between the 2, glue a rope over it.

I don't know if that's the way this cake was done, but it's what Jen means by the wallpaper method. I sure hope that helps!!

metria Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 9:18pm

ooooooooooooh it totally clicks now. tyvm, JohnnyCakes1966!!!

ninatat Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 1:21am

yea that's what i said just not as confushing lol

jadedlogic Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 1:55am

Ahhh I get it now!! Thank you icon_smile.gif

My concern with doing it that way would be that the blue overlay would get all messed up by taking it off and then putting it back on.....maybe just me lol

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 2:18am

No problem. I'm glad it made sense!!! icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif

jadedlogic - I've never done the "wallpaper" technique, but.....what you might be able to do is put the white on, then cut the top off (so that you just have the part around the side of the cake still on). Then put the blue on. Now cut the scallop through the blue and white. That way, you don't have to remove the blue...you only have to lift just the overhang part of the blue to remove the white under it. And I love ninatat's idea of cutting a paper template first. thumbs_up.gif

jadedlogic Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 3:57am

That's a fantastic idea!!! Thank you sooo much icon_smile.gif

ninatat Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 11:34pm

yea what she said lol

cheatize Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 3:23am

You could dust the white with powdered sugar to help with removal, too.

Kitagrl Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 3:33am

Actually...to me, it looks like the blue layer is just a nice, not-too-thick layer of fondant on top of the white..and then the clay-gun rope is dividing it...but it looks like the blue actually *does* stick out slightly farther than the white, but just not "too thick".

The clay gunned rope looks flush with the blue...if the blue were flush with the white, the rope would stick out...but it does not...it meets evenly with the blue...which means the blue is sticking out about the width of the rope.

If that makes sense...

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