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 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
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.

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

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 would i go about it..her tutu is really scrunchy..if thats a way to put 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?⊂=1866811

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