How Do I Go About An Edible Tutu,any Ideas???

Decorating By Buttercream_warrior Updated 14 Dec 2010 , 6:52pm by imagenthatnj

Buttercream_warrior Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:00am
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im fixing to make a cake for a 1st birthday..they want it to be lime green with hot pink with a crown on top..they really want a tutu incorporated..since thats what the baby is going to be wearing..im hoping someone can help me go about making an edible tutu..any ideas??

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hbarberycakes Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:10am
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sugarveil? i haven't used the stuff but it might work? or just do a really really thin gumpaste one with little eyelet cut outs?

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:12am
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I'll be watching this,

This is what I want to do for the kid's birthday!

leafO Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:21am
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Sugarveil has a lace mat that would look really pretty as a tutu. Or maybe try cotton candy?

hbarberycakes Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:53am
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OO cotton candy is a good idea too!!! Anyone tried the sugarveil? Any comments regarding it?

valeo75 Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 6:19pm
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what about spun sugar? I've never used it, but it visually might simulate the look of a tutu, especially becuase you could make layers.

1234me Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 6:31pm
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what medium do you want to use? I did something recently out of buttercream that was nice. I think it all depends on what you are covering the cake in - fondant? Buttercream?

NanaSandy Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 6:32pm
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hmmm...cotton candy? sounds like it might work...but would it melt on your cake?

TattooMom25 Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 6:33pm
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Yep spun sugar was going to be my suggestion, unless you wanted to purchase special products or molds/mats

just in case you need it, great infor and step by step recipe for spun sugar
http://candy.about.com/od/sugarcandy/r/spun_sugar.htm
just be sure to put down newspaper on your counter and floor VERY MESSY

PattyT Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 6:58pm
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I've seen several very lovely tutu-style cakes where they use fondant ruffles to make the skirt. Maybe something like that would work. I did a search in the Galleries for "tutu" and found these. There are lots more...all very nice.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=160883

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1861557

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1313492

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1327333

NanaSandy Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 7:17pm
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PattyT: I love that pic of the Granddaughters Tutu Cake...Thank you for posting it!

icingimages Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 7:23pm
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Sugarveil will work well, they have a matt that is beautiful and will work really well for that. Go to you tube and type in sugarveil matt

brea1026 Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 7:36pm
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I made a Tutu cake a few years ago and the tutu was fondant rolled very thin. I started at the bottom and attached strips of the fondant and put marshmallows under it in intervals to give it some wave. then I let that dry for a bit and attached another row- repeating until you get to the top. You can see my cake in my photos, it is a few pages back. Good Luck!

PattyT Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 8:02pm
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Originally Posted by SandyBrandon

PattyT: I love that pic of the Granddaughters Tutu Cake...Thank you for posting it!




Yes - I recall just loving them all, and wishing I had a reason to make one.

And yes! brea1026 yours was one of the ones I had selected above as beautiful examples of the style....just wonderful.

Edited to add: Also THANKS brea1026 for describing your method. I've always wondered how they were done.

luvmysmoother Posted 8 Dec 2010 , 8:51pm
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This hippo cake is just the cutest - and seems like it might be a more stable one since it doesn't go all the way around and is supported by the body since the body is lying flat on the boardicon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1709732

Buttercream_warrior Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 10:36pm
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WOW Patty AND BREA1026..those cakes are gorgeous!! im curious about the idea with cotton candy..how would i go about it..her tutu is really scrunchy..if thats a way to put it..lol.the cake is going to be buttercream with fondant accents..i was wanting to put the tutu to circle the bottom tier

imagenthatnj Posted 14 Dec 2010 , 6:52pm
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Why don't you just use stiffer buttercream? Like in these cupcakes?

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1866802⊂=1866811

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