I am making a wedding cake for this saturday, and the client requested a bamboo border like the one posted. The cake is three tier, and BIG! i have to deliver in my little honda a half hour away. I was wondering how i could achieve that look in the easiest way, and also, if i should take the cake in the three seperate sections, and set it up once i am at the home. The only problem with that is, if i make the bamboo border ahead of time, it would dry out and not wrap around the cake. Does that make sense? any suggestions?? please and thank you! I have been thinking about this before bed for three days. [/img]
Possibly a long rope sculpted then painted to resemble baboo? Otherwise I would guess a mold.
If you make your cakeboards just a bit larger than the cake but smaller than the width the boarder on (say 1/2 width of the border) the bamboo trim could attach to the cake and sit on the board, supporting it for tansfer and assembly.
Sorry, can't help you on the transport, I've never made a cake that big. But I understand if you have an excellent support system you can transport in one stack. Maybe stack bottom and middle then add top at the local?
thank you for your help! i dont know why i didnt think of the doing the border that way. Ill practice the bamboo before hand though!!
Hi there have a look at this other post http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-37749-.html hope this helps
i made bambo after watching a very helpful video on youtube (i'll look for it and post for you!) it's actually quite easy to do, i used it on my retirement cake (beach themed) and looked very realistic (although mine was not green but brown). you just roll sections, slice off at variying lenghts, then i used a ball tool to mark the ends then applied an edible glue and stuck two pieces together. using brown at the joints for coloring and washed the color down the lenght of the bamboo. looks real. hth
Is this picture from someone here on CC? I'd love to add it to my favorites!