I'd like to try a cake where there's a slice out of a round and the piece sits on top. HOpe I"m explaining it ok, does anyone have any tips on how to get it nicely covered in fondant etc? Thanks!
I've done this, well the 'piece' of it anyway. What I did was bake a 10" round, then level it and cut it in half (as in on the vertical) so you have 2 half circle cakes. Put one on top of the other so it makes a 'tall' cake. Then cut the 'slice' as big as you want it.
(Crumb and freeze the cut off)
Layer & fill the part you are using and keep it cold to make it easier to work. Make sure you get a good crumb coat on it so the outer layer of icing is smooth and crumb free.
Here is mine, design from one I saw in a book:
Thanks so much. I looked at all your cakes on facebook and i LOVE the winter wonderland one, the all white one...it's gorgeous!
Thanks! I keep meaning to put a proper website together but never quite get around to it!
Here's one I did: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1205763
I literally just cut a slice out after I had filled it and set it aside. I cut a cake circle to fit underneath - then iced it separately (I didn't use fondant, but it wouldn't matter) - then used a dowel rod to hold it up on the top of the other cake just like a regular tier.
Because you're cutting the cake - you'll have that raw edge and need to chill the cake and then crumb coat it well to be able to ice it nicely - but that was really the only issue I had. I'm not sure how you'd go about getting fondant smoothly down into where you cut the piece out though. You'll probably have to fondant that separately, then cover the cake and somehow make the edge look nice.
I done a lot of variations of the piece of cake. There's a pic in my gallery. I always just cut the shape from sheet cakes and stacked and iced them. I iced all edges and decorated it like how the inside would look. Hope this helps.