Letters Made Out Of Cake/donut

Decorating By Dayti Updated 22 Feb 2011 , 1:34pm by Dayti

Dayti Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 12:32pm
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I need to make a total of 24 letters, each around 4" high. They are to go on top of a cake that is 16"x24"x1" high. The ones in the picture look like donut dough, but client does not want donut (anyhow I've never made donuts!). The alternative could be sponge, but how? I really don't fancy the idea of cutting out all those letters from sponge. Can you think of another alternative? Something pipeable maybe, but that would have the height of a donut??

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Dayti Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 12:34pm
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Maybe profiterole/choux pastry? I have to ice it with red glacé icing and sprinkles...

leah_s Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 1:13pm
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Definitely choux. Very pipe-able.

ChilliPepper Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 1:28pm
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Cookies?!?!?!?!?!

Dayti Posted 22 Feb 2011 , 1:34pm
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Thanks. I'm going to do a test with the choux pastry.
Cookies - I thought about that in the beginning but I would have to pile them high and then the icing wouldn't run down the sides to get a good look I think. Also, I'm not sure I want so much crunchy on the top of soft cake, you know?

This is part of a project for a TV channel, that is a total of 11 cakes all 16"x24", but each with different 3D elements on top. My biggest order ever - I'm a bit nervous... I will post pictures when done (next week).

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