Garnish/toppers

Baking By kger Updated 13 Jun 2011 , 11:43pm by sebrina

kger Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 12:55pm
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My ccs in question are for a zebra themed baby shower. Zebra wrappers and turquoise frosting is the only thing being requested. I feel like the ccs should have something on top, but maybe not. It's my call.

Does anyone know of good resources for ideas for garnishes/toppers, or do I need to just browse the gallery? Do you think unadorned is ok, or are garnishes better?

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CakeCrystal5308 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 10:56pm
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Are you making the toppers?

You can always do lil zebra print flowers or stars or hearts or any shape. But just small ones that can sit or stick out from the top of the swirl.

You could even do the turquoise swirl with lil zebra print fondant "dots" to make it a polk-a-dot cupcake.
they would have to be small but it would be cute.

kger Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 11:10pm
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How on earth could you make fondant toppers with zebra stripes? Sounds like tweezers would be involved. No thanks. I have to make 50 of these, so it needs to be streamlined and simple.

HappyCake10609 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 11:34pm
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Originally Posted by kger

How on earth could you make fondant toppers with zebra stripes? Sounds like tweezers would be involved. No thanks. I have to make 50 of these, so it needs to be streamlined and simple.




You could just roll out white fondant, like a big portion, then lay all your stripes and then cut the basic shapes from your now zebra striped fondant...

Also, I don't have experience with it, but Wilton has a new "sugar sheet" and punch system. They have zebra striped "sugar sheets" and all different shaped punches, maybe something simple like that?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050B1EZO/?tag=cakecentral-20

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/department.cfm?id=2C344072-1E0B-C910-EAF99813913D71EA&fid=2C344091-1E0B-C910-EA2C86A3FF719144

Michael's is carrying them now too icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:06pm
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You could also paint black on top white fondant.

If you area doing a swirl of icing, then you really don't 'have' to have a topper, and it would still look good. If you wanted it a little less plain then you could use some white sugar crystals or some black and/or white sprinkles on it.

sebrina Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:27pm
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I made these...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1873076/1873078

I thought they turned out cute! icon_smile.gif

kger Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 3:34pm
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Those are super cute. How long did they take you? I think I may get some black and white jimmies or maybe turquoise sugar crystals and see how they look.

SamanthasCakes Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 7:40pm
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Originally Posted by sebrina

I made these...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1873076/1873078

I thought they turned out cute! icon_smile.gif





Very nice!

Dayti Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 9:23pm
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I would go with black and white sprinkles if they already requested zebra liners/wrappers. Zebra stripes on the top too might be overkill IMO.

sebrina Posted 13 Jun 2011 , 11:43pm
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Originally Posted by SamanthasCakes

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Originally Posted by sebrina

I made these...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1873076/1873078

I thought they turned out cute! icon_smile.gif




Very nice!




Thanks! icon_smile.gif
They didn't take too long. Of course I had my daughter helping me too. But it's really just a series of lines. Once you get going, it goes pretty fast. thumbs_up.gif

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