Making A Fence With Pretzels

Decorating By JanessaJo Updated 6 Dec 2010 , 4:28am by doramoreno62

JanessaJo Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 2:18pm
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Should I use buttercream or another type of frosting with a stronger hold? I can't put the fence on the cake until I get to the party so I'm going to assemble it on parchment paper then freeze it to make sure it's nice and steady.

Never done this before so any tips or advice would be awesome! thanks!

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CakesbyCarla Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 8:18pm
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I'm trying to visualize what you're doing with the pretzels and I'm not sure what you mean. Are you using those straight, thin, short pretzels and putting them vertically? Is there space between them or not? What pretzels are you planning to use and what is the design?

If you provide more info or a picture you're trying to replicate, that would help.

I can't imagine assembling it ahead of time with buttercream (I suppose freezing it maybe).

Royal icing, almond bark or melted chocolate (or candy melts) might be a better way to go as they will hold after they dry stronger than BC that's come up to room temp would.

tokazodo Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 9:02pm
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I'm thinking that freezing the buttercream will cause condensation.

I saw a cake here last week where the used mini twisted pretzels, upside down stuck in the icing to make a fence. It as very cute.

JanessaJo Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 9:08pm
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I got the big pretzel rods I was going to use for the top and sides of the fence, and the little pretzel sticks for the inside design. I have some almond bark.....maybe I will just use that to make sure it stays together!

tokazodo Posted 4 Dec 2010 , 10:39pm
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You should be fine with the almond bark. Maybe lay it out on wax paper for travel so you can easily peel it off?
Just a thought..good luck!

JanessaJo Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 12:45am
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fence is done! took forever though =(

CakesbyCarla Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 4:17am
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I can't wait to see pics! I'm dying to know what this looks like!

JanessaJo Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 10:18pm
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Carla, it looked great, until I went to add the fence to the cake and the whole thing fell apart....right in front of everyone. Glad it was family. I don't know what happened! I will have pics of my fence that fell apart soon though

JanessaJo Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 10:42pm
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I uploaded the pic on my page if you would like to look...can't get pics to load on my post

CakesbyCarla Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 4:04am
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I'm so sorry it broke. Too bad you didn't get a pic of it when it was assembled. I bet that broke your heart after all that work!

Well, perhaps the experience will help you on your next attempt. Let us know what you come up with. It looks like a cute idea!

doramoreno62 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 4:28am
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Too bad! It was a very cute cake. Maybe Royal Icing would have held together better? Oh well, chalk it up as a learning experience for next time!

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