First Cake Attempt

Decorating By elf1590 Updated 27 Apr 2011 , 1:03pm by Gerle

elf1590 Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 5:17pm
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Hey all! New to the site, and new to cake decorating. I'm a huge cupcake fan and usually just do those but would like to do something special for my guy's bday coming up. I saw a picture on here of a cake I KNOW he'll love and would love any tips on how to make it a reality since all of the bakeries around here are booked for his bday. Any and all tips would be greatly appreciated! It is my first, but hopefully not my last!

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tamdan Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 9:29pm
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I would start with a 8" round cake & 4" round. Carve the top of the the 8" cake at an angle and also carve the 4" to make it resemble the top of the hill. Cover in chocolate icing. For the trees, I'm thinking using plastic dowels and a star tip and pull directly out towards you to get the pine tree look. You can color some fondant in different shades of gray to make the rocks and then crumble up the left over chocolate cake to represent "dirt." Hope the cake works out.

zipzip314 Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 3:10pm
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For the pine trees I would take an ice cream cone and then use the star tip on that. That way you already have the basic shape of the tree. Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif

barb1322 Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 10:34pm
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There is a tutorial in here somewhere that I saw yesterday on how to do this kind of cake with the path going down the side. I found it
http://cakecentral.com/articles/662/how-to-carve-a-spiral-cake

klutzy_baker Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 2:57am
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Originally Posted by barb1322

There is a tutorial in here somewhere that I saw yesterday on how to do this kind of cake with the path going down the side. I found it
http://cakecentral.com/articles/662/how-to-carve-a-spiral-cake




Hey barb, that's fantastic!! Thanks for posting that icon_biggrin.gif

barb1322 Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 12:46pm
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Your very welcome. Good luck, it looks like a difficult task. I would love to see pics of your finished cake. icon_smile.gif

Gerle Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 1:03pm
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You could contact Obsessed, too, as she did the cake you have pictured there. I made a cake like that for my younger son and she was very helpful in providing info to get the cake done. I haven't figured out how to get the pictures posted so I don't have pics to look at, but I also did this cake for a nephew, but used a dirtbike instead of the quad. Both turned out nice if I do say so myself. They were my first attempts at doing a little carving on a cake. I know both boys were very happy with the cakes.

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