Two Toned Fondant

Decorating By Crissielyn Updated 8 Aug 2013 , 8:36pm by GigiSweets

Crissielyn Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 7:23pm
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So, how do people do the cakes with two color of fondant? For instance, the bottom half of the cake in one color and the top and partially down the sides in another color?

I can kinda get ones like this one. I suppose you could cover the cake with one color and then roll out your other color cut one side straight or in a curve and lay it over the top of the other color.

But what I dont get is the ones where one color is on the top and part way down the sides. Do you cover the cake in one color and then cover it partially with the other? It seems to me you would have to be incredibly precise when cutting out the second color before laying it on the cake...

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:15pm
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When I did this one I rolled out a piece each color, cut them to give an edge in the shape I wanted, then overlapped them a bit and rolled them together. The hardest part was placing the whole thing on the cake with the seam exactly where I wanted it.

creations08 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:16pm
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Thanks for sharing your question. I had never seen a two tone cake like this, But I would do is cover my cake in White fondant, then cover half of the cake with a thin layer of fondant in your desired color, and then you can cut the extra color the way you want.

I'll have to try this myself, as it such an interesting cake. icon_smile.gif

Crissielyn Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:43pm
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I can see how to do the side by side two tone fondant. What I question is do one more like the bottom tiers on these:

Would you cover it in one color and then cut out a piece of the other color to lay on top??? It just seems to me you would have to SO precise with the layer you put on top so that it would fit exactly like you wanted it (also it would be critical that your fondant didnt stretch when you lifted it to put it on the cake).

KalisCakes Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:59pm
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The black and white one is simple than the Hello Kitty one. What I would do (and this is just me, not sure how anyone else would do it....)
For the black and white: I would first roll out the black, measure the circumference of the cake, and then cut the black in a strip so that I can wrap it around the cake. Yes, there will be a seam. (Cool thing about black if you make it yourself and use chocolate: The seams are pretty easy to blend together.) Then, I would roll out the white and cover the top, with the cake on a turn table so that I can trim the excess. The draping/garland will hid the seams.
For the Hello Kitty Cake: Same process as with black. Once it's on, go back in and with an exacto knife cut the pattern you want. Roll out the white and cover just as in the black and white cake, trim, then use your exacto knife again. This ope will hid your seams on this one.

If you cover in one color then roll out the second color and put on top, there are two things you'll experience: 1)depending o the colors used, and how thin you roll, colors can show through. (Think chocolate or raspberry icing showing through thin rolled white fondant). 2) you'll have more "dimension" on the cake. The second layer of fondant will stick out father than the 1st.
Hope that helps!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 8:59pm
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You could cover it in fondant in the bottom color, then cover it in the top color that is cut to the pattern you want. You would have to be very careful in measuring the scallops and in lifting it into place.

You could cover it in the top color, then roll out a strip in the bottom color, then cut your pattern. Then you would roll up the strip, and roll it out along the bottom of your tier. Again you would have to be very careful measuring and cutting your pattern. You would also have to be very careful not to stretch the second color when you roll it up and when you roll it out against the side of your tier.

I'm going to guess that a properly placed drape, ruffle, or frill would go a long way to hiding a multitude of errors in applying these techniques.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:07pm
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Actually, here's how she made the hello kitty cake. The two tone tier was coverred first in the white then the pink was layered over the white.

KalisCakes Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:09pm
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Cool link! Thanks for posting!

Crissielyn Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:16pm
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Yes, thanks for posting that link!

Actually, from reading it looks like she first covered it with white fondant and then cut out the pink scalloped part and applied that over the white fondant. Very cool.

Crissielyn Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 9:19pm
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Oops, you already said that. icon_smile.gif LOL

Crissielyn Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 7:24pm
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Ok ladies, so I tried it out last night. I covered the cake in one color of fondant (lavendar) and rolled out the other color (purple) and places the cake pan on top of it for reference. I then cut around the cake pan adding an inch or so and also doing a sort of curvy pattern.

I simply laid the purple fondant on top and pressed. I didnt need water or anything for it to adhere. I would advise if you are going to try this to do the second color with a sturdy fondant that doesnt stretch too much. I only had some of that Duff fondant on hand and I really dont like that stuff. Its just a soft stretchy mess and gave me a hard time when trying to lift it.

Here was the result (forgive the bumpy fondant, I was in a hurry):

Crissielyn Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 7:27pm
post #12 of 13 didnt attach my pic, so I posted it here.

GigiSweets Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 8:36pm
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So if I need to do a layer that is right side light green and right side purple I cover the whole cake with the light green then put a purple over one half ?

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