Okay, this is my first post, and while I have made quite a few birthday cakes over the years (I have 7 daughters), I don't really have a clue what I am doing.
My youngest is having a Wiggles party on Saturday, and I want to do a 3D Dorothy the Dinosaur cake.
But with every 3D cake I have made in the past, I just can't get the icing to go on right.
What are the secrets? What sort of icing should I use? Do I need to use anything under the icing?
I am thinking of making a real tutu to have the cake 'wearing', so something like fondant is probably best.
Also, I've never seen RKT used in cake decorating before. (as I said, I am a complete novice!) Could I use this to make Dorothy's head? Or would it be easier to use a cake? And how do you work with it? Do you make a bar and carve it, or can you just mold it to shape with your hands?
Does anyone have any pictures of how I can go about the whole thing? Any good Dorothy cakes I can look at by any chance?
Here is the results of gallery search for Dorothy the dinosaur cakes here on Cake Central. I'm sure if you read the comments below the cakes and/or PM the creators, you'll get some of the advice you're looking for.
Thanks for that. Just having a quick look through. Are there any tutorials on putting the icing onto a 3D cake?
I don't know of any tutorials on icing 3D cakes. You may want to search Youtube.
When I make 3D cakes, I chill the cake to make it firmer for carving. Then, I chill again briefly so the outside is firm while I apply a crumbcoat of thinned icing. I sometimes use a paintbrush to get into tight spaces.
Once the crumbcoat is on, I apply the final layer of icing. I prefer to use a crusting bc that I can go over with a Viva paper towel.
Hope this helps.