I Am A Total Novice. I Just Bought A Cake Machine

Decorating By evejoy Updated 16 May 2011 , 10:59am by DSmo

evejoy Posted 15 May 2011 , 8:03pm
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The photos that I have seen with decorations made by the cake machine all seem to have fondant as the frosting under the decorations. Is that the only kind of frosting that looks good. Is it possible to use regular frosting and then decorate with the cutouts or is it necessary to have the very smooth fondant. Are there sheets of frosting that are good to cover the cake with before decorating it with the cutouts. Sorry I am such a novice. Thank you

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DSmo Posted 15 May 2011 , 8:25pm
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You can put them on smoothed buttercream. Here's an example of one I did that way: http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1985665

leafO Posted 15 May 2011 , 9:47pm
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The cut outs work wonderfully on a fondant or buttercream covered cake. Here's a couple of cakes I did with the cricut cake on buttercream. I just moisten the back with a tiny bit of water and press gently onto crusted buttercream.

Zoo animals - on this cake the cutouts were dried a bit so they could stand up in the buttercream leaves and grass surrounding the cake
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1912841

Buzz lightyear
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1950542

evejoy Posted 15 May 2011 , 10:32pm
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Wow, your cake is beautiful. Any special tricks to getting it that smooth. Thank you so much for sharing. icon_smile.gif

Rhonlynn Posted 16 May 2011 , 12:32am
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Wow both cake pictures are pretty!

DSmo Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:15am
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Originally Posted by evejoy

Wow, your cake is beautiful. Any special tricks to getting it that smooth. Thank you so much for sharing. icon_smile.gif




I use the Viva method. You can see a great tutorial at Edna's website www.designmeacake.com. Click on Tutorials > How to Ice a Cake.

bostonterrierlady Posted 16 May 2011 , 2:54am
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Dsmo what recipe are you using? Do you use Crisco?

leafO Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:30am
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Thank you so much for your kind comments icon_smile.gif

I also use the Viva method, and I use Indydebi's buttercream recipe icon_smile.gif

DSmo Posted 16 May 2011 , 10:59am
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Originally Posted by bostonterrierlady

Dsmo what recipe are you using? Do you use Crisco?




I use the basic Wilton recipe:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. clear vanilla
4 cups confectioner's sugar
2 tbsp. milk

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