Help...my Cake Is Turning Out A Bit Cack!

Decorating By Abisnail Updated 21 Feb 2011 , 12:56am by Abisnail

Abisnail Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 2:21am
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I'm making an engagement cake for a gift and I think i got a bit carried away with the ideas. When it's come to executing them NOTHING is going to plan! I have only been given the brief of 'vintage' so I designed a 2 tier cake in white with royal iced baroque style frames around it with 'pin up' girl images in them. The top tier was to have2 swallows on the front holding a banner with the names on and on the top was going to be a heap of black roses.

So far I made all the frames and had the images printed. I then made the cake and it wasnt high enough, the frames were too tall! I've ended up putting an extra sheet of fondant on the top to make the bottom tier a little taller but now I have an ugly crease around it, I just cant get rid of it no matter how much I smoothed it. I've chickened out of putting on the top tier on as the bottom tier is so tall I;m worried about it shifting! So I want to attach the frames round the sides next and I've realised that I don't know how!! The frames are royal icing and the cake is fondant. Do I royal ice them? I also have squires glue, dont know whether i should use that instead?

All input would be greatly appreciated, I currently feel like never making a cake again!

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Renaejrk Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 6:21am
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Yes, you can attach them with royal - should work perfectly! I am having trouble picturing the problems you are having but wrinkles and cracks I usually try to use some kind of decorative border or element to cover it up.

Abisnail Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 3:01pm
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Wow! Floods of responses! icon_razz.gif I pulled it back, I think, thanks for your help, Renaejrk! The frames look big, but somehow it works. Even went with the top tier in the end and am really pleased with it so far, pics up later today. icon_smile.gif

Abisnail Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 12:56am
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Pics are up! Phew!

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