Bean-Shaped Mini-Cake?

Decorating By katj012 Updated 30 Aug 2011 , 6:46pm by SarahBeth3

katj012 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 9:16pm
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I'm making a Chicago-themed cake, and finally settled on my design.

I would LOVE to be able to make a bean-shaped litttle mini-cake for the topper of this cake to represent the Bean sculpture here (basically a giant silver jelly bean).

Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this? My initial thought is a couple cupcakes put together and then carved... but I"m not sure on that either...

Thanks in advance!

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hollyml Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 9:32pm
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What size are you after, and does it have to be a cake? Might be simpler to make it out of RKT, or fondant or modeling choc.

I think you'd have a hard time getting a pair of cupcakes to stay together, but you could carve it out of cake baked in, say, a mini loaf pan or a mini ball pan. Or even a regular round or rectangle, possibly layered, depending on the finished size you're after.


katj012 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 9:35pm
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Hmm... good point, I could always do fondant or gum paste. I just hate all the nonsense on cakes that's inedible (e.g. a ginormous lump of fondant), so I try to make things as edible as possible.

Good idea on the loaf pan though...I will have to try that out!

I'm not looking for it to be too big - just maybe 3 inches tall by 4 inches wide MAX.

SarahBeth3 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 9:36pm
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Oh wow! I have no suggestions but I LOVE this idea! I love Cloud Gate. Please post photos and I hope it all goes well for you.

SarahBeth3 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:30am
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katj012, how did your Chicago-themed cake turn out?

katj012 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 2:36pm
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It's actually due this weekend - so wish me luck, tonight I start really getting into it! I'm getting nervous!

SarahBeth3 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:12pm
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I hope it goes really well for you! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

katj012 Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 3:33pm
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I finished this cake - and was totally embarrassed by it. It wasn't THAT bad, but I got a round of food poisoning the night before it was due, so the decorating just didn't happen the way I wanted.

But for the Bean - I actually made just a large cake pop that was bean shaped, then dipped it in chocolate, then sprayed it with silver edible paint. The only thing I didn't like about it was that I could not for the life of me get the bean to be anything resembling smooth. It was kind of lumpy - but at the end, everyone knew what it was.

SarahBeth3 Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 6:46pm
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Sorry to hear you were sick. Sounds like a great idea you had on executing the bean, wish it could have been smoother for you. I'm sure the cake was lovely, as we are our own worst critics.

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