Can This Be Turned In To A Cake?

Decorating By BrendaLeigh Updated 1 Aug 2010 , 12:29am by Mindy1975

BrendaLeigh Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 12:20am
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I was wanting to make a backpack cake I just don't know if it is possible to make it stand. Any Ideas? It is hard for me to think out side the box. Thanks.
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msulli10 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 12:28am
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There are lots of golfbag cakes on here that were done standing up. I'm pretty sure you could do this by stacking cakes and carving away some to give it the shape you want. Make sure you put a dowel down the center so it doesn't fall over. Ice and cover in fondant.

Doug Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 12:55am
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Think of it as your normal multi-tier cake --- say 3 or even 4 tiers (12"-16" tall) in this case. All properly stacked and supported like any multi-tier cake.

EXCEPT -- all the tiers start out the same size.

then you carve away what isn't needed to get the shape of the book bag. then add lots of fondant details.

JanelleH Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 4:49am
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Yes, I'm with the other posters, just make sure you support with plates/cardboard circles every two or three layers of cake, with dowel supports plus one driven through the center.

FlourPots Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 5:31am
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In Confetti Cakes for Kids by Elisa Strauss, there's a backpack cake with 8 pages of instructions.

chanielisalevy Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 11:09am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FlourPots

In Confetti Cakes for Kids by Elisa Strauss, there's a backpack cake with 8 pages of instructions.




I based my cake on her instructions, but personalized it. This was done for a party at my kids' school. It was surprisingly easy. You can pm me with any questions. Good luck
LL

Noey Posted 27 Jul 2010 , 4:07pm
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That backpack cake is amazing!

BrendaLeigh Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 7:28pm
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Thank you every one for your help I will let you all know how it turns out. I will be delivering it on Sat. icon_lol.gif

Mindy1975 Posted 1 Aug 2010 , 12:29am
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Awesome cake!

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