Frosting Idea For Half And Half Cake?

Decorating By kymscakes Updated 18 Jun 2010 , 12:55am by kymscakes

kymscakes Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 8:24pm
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I am making an 8" x 16" cake by placing 2 8" x 8" cakes side by side. It is going to be a wine bottle cake and I want the base to be a basket. The cakes are going to be WASC with straberry cream cheese filling and chocolate with chocolate mouse filling. My dilema is what to cover it with. I didn't know if I should do buttercream tinted brown, or chocolate frosting (not sure how that would go with the WASC) or use brown fondant, either plain tinted brown or I have fondarific in both chocolate and mocha....any suggestions would be so helpful, I am very busy with cakes this week and I am not sure how to solve this dilemma. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Doug Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 8:55pm
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chocolate covered almonds --- ok they go together.

chocolate dipped strawberries -- ok they go together too.

chocolate and chocolate --- give me more!

so that cover both sides of the cake with chocolate.

kymscakes Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 10:07pm
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so the question is chocolate frosting using the basketweave or the fondarific?

BeanCountingBaker Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 10:19pm
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I would do the basketweave.

Doug Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:00pm
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and I would do fonderific.

(hmmm chocolate and mocha marbled together????? I love them both!)

of course the fonderific goes on over a "dirty icing" of chocolate buttercream.

gotta keep our priorities straight -- as much chocolate as possible!

kymscakes Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:18pm
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how would I do the fondarific to look like a basket? or would it even matter? I could make it look like a box I suppose...ideas?

Doug Posted 16 Jun 2010 , 11:29pm
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Originally Posted by kymscakes

how would I do the fondarific to look like a basket? or would it even matter? I could make it look like a box I suppose...ideas?

well I suppose if you really really wanted to.....

you could cut narrow strips of fondant and actually weave them

or use this as an excuse to buy another cake toy (i mean tool) and get a basket weave impression mat.

small one:

large one:

kymscakes Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 1:31am
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well good thing the small one is out of stock and the big one is way to expensive for me to consider, I am going to have to give this some thought...I love the idea of weaving the fondant but 48" around is a lot of cake....

Doug Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 11:34pm
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check the polyclay aisle at Hobby Lobby/Michaels/A C Moore -- they may have a small one there.

and if you google basketweave impression mat - it is carried at other online stores.

kymscakes Posted 18 Jun 2010 , 12:55am
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oh are a BAD influence! I looked at some baskets in the galleries that were woven from fondant, and I think I could handle it....I'm going to see how much fondarific I have left after using it for the cake I originally bought it for. No time to order, cake due saturday!

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