Baby Blocks....

Decorating By CAC74 Updated 14 Jul 2011 , 6:40pm by CAC74

CAC74 Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 7:45pm
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I need to make some baby blocks to accent a cake, with letters of the baby's name on them. Curious, what is the best way to do this? I want to ice in buttercream, not fondant. I was thinking of making a square cake, and then cutting the blocks out. Is there a better way to do this... cupcakes maybe? Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated!!

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CAC74 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:03pm
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Anyone??????????????? icon_confused.gif Help please!!

SpilledSugar Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 12:31am
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Did you look at the first link? How many and how big are the blocks?

CAC74 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 1:59pm
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Yes, I'm still undecided what technique I'm going to do. I'm just doing a 2 layer 8-in round, and 4 blocks at the bottom for the name, so they don't need to be very big at all... just to border the bottom of the cake. There is also going to be fondant bears at each side of the blocks, so I don't want them overly big.

ramie7224 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 2:06pm
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If you don't want to make them out of fondant you could make something like petit-fours. Just cut small cubes of cake in the size you want and then coat them (or dip them) in ganache or melted chocolate or even smooth buttercream and then paint on the letters for the name.

CAC74 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 2:08pm
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Originally Posted by ramie7224

If you don't want to make them out of fondant you could make something like petit-fours. Just cut small cubes of cake in the size you want and then coat them (or dip them) in ganache or melted chocolate or even smooth buttercream and then paint on the letters for the name.




When you say paint, do you mean just thinning out some coloring a bit and painting it on? I have the wilton colors, so would I need to thin it out or just dip my brush right in the tube?

ramie7224 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 5:52pm
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You can thin it out with a little bit of vodka (it evaporates, so no worries there) or some clear vanilla extract. I have painted with gel colors straight out of the pot before, but it takes a LOT longer to dry.

artscallion Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 6:12pm
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I made some out of RKT. It was very easy to just cut the RKT into squares which were much more stable and easy to ice than a tiny square of cake would be. I did fondant them over the buttercream. But you wouldn't have to. Just ice then, maybe with a buttercream or a thick royal icing that would give you a really nice finish that you could pipe the letters and borders onto.

You can see mine on the monkey cake in my pics.

cakesnglass Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 6:38pm
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One other idea is making the block panels out of color flow and putting them together with royal icing bead border. they are light weight and you can decorate them anyway you like. If interested I can post a pic, just let me know.

CAC74 Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 6:40pm
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Originally Posted by cakesnglass

One other idea is making the block panels out of color flow and putting them together with royal icing bead border. they are light weight and you can decorate them anyway you like. If interested I can post a pic, just let me know.




Yes, what is color flow?

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