How Would You Make A "charm Bracelet" Cake?

Decorating By dailey Updated 10 Jun 2011 , 1:57pm by Marianna46

dailey Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 3:19am
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I have a request for a "charm bracelet" cake. I must admit I am a bit stumped?? If you had an order for one, how would *you*do it? Thanks

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Marianna46 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 3:39am
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I think I'd make the charms out of gumpaste and several days ahead so they could dry. Then, after I covered my cake in either fondant or buttercream, I'd extrude a thin line of fondant, or fondant with gumpaste, and make a chain with little rings of this stuff (remember how we made construction paper chains in kindergarten? - kind of like that). Once I had my bracelet as long as I wanted it, i'd close the chain on itself and let it set for several hours, so that I could handle it easily. I'd paint it with gold luster dust, let that dry and put it CAREFULLY on the cake (no matter how long you let it dry, luster dust will come off against your icing, so watch what you're doing here!). Then I'd put all the charms in place. Does that sound like it's doable? Since I don't know what charms your customer wants, I don't know how to help you there - you'd probably have to use a combination of molds and sculpting to get what you want.

hollyml Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 5:03am
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I can imagine making several small cakes in "charm" shapes and linking them all together with a "chain" made of fondant.

Example:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1849505

Or a round cake (tiered or not, depending what size is ordered) with a gumpaste (or whatever) charm bracelet on/around it.

Examples:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetsbyzoe/4521029190/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/donna_makes_cakes/4896989805/
http://www.lucks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&pageid=1464
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1320074

Turns out there are a lot of actual charm bracelets out there with charms that are made to look like cake. icon_lol.gif Slices of cake, cupcakes, other sweets. I think it would be cute if you had a cake charm on your charm bracelet cake. icon_wink.gif

Holly

Cakes-and-bakes Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 11:11am
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I think making a jewelry box cake or even something like a tiffany gift box cake with the charm bracelette out of gumpaste/fondant laying in the box. or half in the box half hanging out of the semi open box. You could ask her what "charms shapes" she wants. just a thought!

dailey Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 1:06pm
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Thanks for the suggestions and links! I actually came across those cakes when I was doing a search but the women wants the actual *cake* to be the bracelet?? I guess she is gonna have to settle for a bracelet on *top* of the cake, lol!

Marianna46 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 3:14pm
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Make a bunch of cupcakes as the charms and put them together with a gumpaste chain! I'm not sure how I'd turn the cupcakes into charms - maybe you could put a fondant/gumpaste charm on top of each one.

hollyml Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 10:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dailey

Thanks for the suggestions and links! I actually came across those cakes when I was doing a search but the women wants the actual *cake* to be the bracelet?? I guess she is gonna have to settle for a bracelet on *top* of the cake, lol!




Meaning just the charms (like the first pic I posted), or the chain too? Maybe you could make the chain out of cake balls? Not formed into balls, obviously, but into rings like the links of the chain.

Holly

dailey Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 1:48pm
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Thanks again for the advice! However, the woman did not email me back..guess she does not like my $$minimum. Darn, this cake sounded like fun to make, lol!

Marianna46 Posted 10 Jun 2011 , 1:57pm
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I was just looking at your gallery and your website. You have the most wonderful designs and your execution is flawless! You probably don't have time for it, but I'd be tempted to make the cake just for my portfolio! What a shame you never heard back from your customer!

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