Making A Film Reel

Decorating By Cupcakeboy85 Updated 23 May 2011 , 2:21am by rocky5777

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 21 May 2011 , 1:05am
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I was curious to make a film reel cake but I was wondering on how its done. Has anyone made one before?

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Bubbl3h3ad Posted 21 May 2011 , 1:33am
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When I made mine I just used a 6" cake and then traced around a cake board for the part on the outside. Then cut circles out of it with a cookie cutter. I didn't have an airbrush at the time so I just painted it with pearl dust and vodka.

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 21 May 2011 , 3:01am
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What size cookie cutter did you use? thanks for your input!

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 21 May 2011 , 3:40am
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I think it was 1 1/2 inch round cutter.

rocky5777 Posted 21 May 2011 , 4:12am
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Film reels are not that hard. You can find a pattern on here for the reel part. I make the top and bottom way ahead of time letting it dry for a week or so. Paint it with silver and vodka. Gives it a great look. for the picture part, I didn't go edible with it, Cost being a main reason. I went to the local scrapbooking store and cut out reels, then added the pictures, backed with with receipt tape (perfect size). Also I put black frosting on top and dragged through it to give it the look of a film strip. Hope this helps icon_biggrin.gif

Here is my cake http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1446999

and Here is the pattern http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1305098

indydebi Posted 21 May 2011 , 7:57am
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I used a single layer (2" tall) cake.
Covered 2 cardboards in gray fondant with black cut out circles on top to make the reel itself (used a large decorating tube to cut out the circles).
Wrapped the side of the cake with black fondant;
then placed white fondant squares on the black fondant;
applied white BC dots.

here's the pic: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1285035

Cupcakeboy85 Posted 23 May 2011 , 1:33am
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Originally Posted by rocky5777

Film reels are not that hard. You can find a pattern on here for the reel part. I make the top and bottom way ahead of time letting it dry for a week or so. Paint it with silver and vodka. Gives it a great look. for the picture part, I didn't go edible with it, Cost being a main reason. I went to the local scrapbooking store and cut out reels, then added the pictures, backed with with receipt tape (perfect size). Also I put black frosting on top and dragged through it to give it the look of a film strip. Hope this helps icon_biggrin.gif

Here is my cake http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1446999

and Here is the pattern http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1305098




Thank u soooo much! Can I use gumpaste instead of fondant? I need the reel to be edible so how can I create that?

rocky5777 Posted 23 May 2011 , 2:21am
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I am sure you can use gumpaste instead of fondant, fondant is just what I had on hand.

If you would like to have the reel edible, you could cut out the shape in fondant, or gumpaste, with a square cookie cutter or exacto knife. As far as the pictures go, You would just get edible images and stick them on a long strip of fondant, then overlay the black film strip. This will be alot more time consuming and expensive, But will look incredible! thumbs_up.gif

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