How Would You Do This?

Decorating By cakelady11215 Updated 6 Oct 2010 , 3:22am by niccicola

cakelady11215 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:34am
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I really need help on this one! Someone wants only the bottom tier of this cake with the city skyline. Since I am not an artist, I would not be able to paint this on freehand. The only way I can see doing this is with finding a pic and printing as an edible image. The downside to that is that I don't have my own printer so it wouldn't be cheap to print and she only wants the cake to feed 15-20 ppl. What do you think? How would you do this?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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cakelady11215 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:38am
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oops, the pic didn't post...let's try this again

Lee15 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:38am
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How about rolling out a mixture of fondant/gumpaste and cutting it out. Then just stick in on the side of the cake.

cakelady11215 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:44am
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it's a black and white theme so the bldgs would have to be painted. i cant get the pic to attach tho! i want you to see it. let's try again...

all4cake Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 12:25pm
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If you're doing a silhouette, I would do exactly as Lee15 painting required if you color your fondant/gumpaste black before rolling and cutting.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 12:26pm
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Why can't you cut out a skyline from black fondant?

cakelady11215 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 6:56pm
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trying to attach the pic again from a different computer...

all4cake Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 8:30pm
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Can you share the link to the picture if unable to upload the photo?

niccicola Posted 6 Oct 2010 , 3:22am
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I would print out a picture and put a piece of wax paper on top and use chocolate wafers/melts to "draw" your skyline.

I almost exclusively use this technique

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