Two-Toned Fondant Cakes??

Decorating By servingzero Updated 28 Sep 2010 , 11:46pm by bobwonderbuns

servingzero Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:01pm
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I've been perplexed with those cakes that are fondant, and look like they have two completely different colours of fondant coming together, with a decorative seam. Is it just an illusion? Is it just an overlay of a very thin layer of fondant on top in a decorative manner? They just tend to look like it's all one thickness...
This is what I mean... a link to Planet cake's fb page!/photo.php?pid=4773604&id=22942151259

How do you do it??

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yummy Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:19pm
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I would like to know this also. I'm going to check you tube.

KathysCC Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:39pm
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I just uploaded a cake like this yesterday.

I covered the sides of the cake in green fondant but not the top of the cake, sort of like a strip of green all the way around. Then I put the white fondant on top of that. The white fondant actually had to be kind of thick, not thinner, to hide any seams from the fondant underneath. Then I put the decorative border, but you don't have to do that part.

There may be another way to do it but that's how I did mine.

servingzero Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:52pm
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Okay, do you cut the white fondant after applying it?? that's the part that's really perplexing me. How to get them to fit together perfectly...

4realLaLa Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by servingzero

Okay, do you cut the white fondant after applying it?? that's the part that's really perplexing me. How to get them to fit together perfectly...

That's my question too. Please do tell.

Doug Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 6:55pm
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for the ones OP posted ...

simple --

the top color over the whole tier.

then a shaped ribbon of the bottom color

ribbon would be as long as tier is round (circumference = PI * diameter, tho' measure for best results)

ribbon would be as tall as the tier is (height - measure) at its MIDPOINT) and then taper out from there to ends.

It would look like a wide, squat triangle.

apply and cover joint with decorative border and in this case flowers at highpoint and the joint at the bottom point.

diagram is general idea. (to scale of a 10" diameter cake with a 31.4 in band of fondant)

servingzero Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 7:28pm
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Thanks Doug... that's what I was thinking, they always look so perfect though I thought there might be more to it. especially since they always look like it's all one thickness. I guess the decorative border just disguises that they aren't

KathysCC Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:39am
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Thanks for the explanation on the way those cakes from the OP's picture were done.

On my cake, there is no meeting of the fondant. The whole side of the cake is covered in green fondant. Then the white is put on top of that. It may have the illusion of the fondant being the same thickness but in reality, the white fondant is layered over the green and is thicker. The decorative border hides the fact that one is on top of the other. I hope this describes it a little better.

servingzero Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:06pm
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That does describe it perfectly, thanks!! I was clearly just thinking too complex about it haha icon_smile.gif I do tend to make things more difficult than they need to be! I love yours, btw, kathysCC. It looks perfect!

SugarFiend Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:44pm
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I made one cake using a method similar to what Doug described,
AND one SORTA similar to what KathysCC described.

Except with the pink and brown cake, I just covered the whole cake in chocolate fondant and added a pink cap to it.

Between the two methods, I found the cap method to be easier. Wrapping the band around the bottom of the cake tended to have a bit of stretching.


alvarezmom Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 3:55pm
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Thanks Doug!!!

4realLaLa Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 11:27pm
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This is just what I needed. Doug thanks for posting the diagram.

bobwonderbuns Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 11:46pm
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Oh wow, this is the second thread I found on this topic in just a few minutes!! icon_lol.gif Cool! icon_biggrin.gif

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