2D Cake Questions

Decorating By wannabe_cake_maker Updated 23 Sep 2010 , 7:50pm by kimbordeaux

wannabe_cake_maker Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 1:24pm
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I am in the process of trying to get everything together to make my friend a 2D motorcycle cake. I was wondering what would be best to make certain items with.

Cover the cake with fondant or just buttercream?
How would I make the spokes of the wheels (just paint them on in silver or mold sugarpaste and paint silver?)

I have never done this before so any hints or techniques you can offer would be great.

I was planning on making (2) 11 x 15 sheet pans, torte and stack them on top of each other, fill them, crumb coat them, put in the freezer, then take out to carve. Does this sound like the right process?

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wannabe_cake_maker Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 5:45pm
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kimbordeaux Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 7:50pm
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Fondant always gives a cake a more real effect than buttercream. Buttercream is great for cakes but I use fondant on sculpted, 3d, 2d... cakes. As for the spokes it depends on the realness you are going for. You can either paint them on or use painted spaghetti noodles (uncooked).


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