Which Tool To Make These Size Rings?

Decorating By Iheartcake Updated 19 Jul 2011 , 10:12pm by ShandraB

Iheartcake Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 12:24pm
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I'm making this wedding cake in August and I'm having a hard time finding something to cut out these rings in this size. I have an 'o' cutter that is smaller, and I have the round cookie cutters from Wilton, which would be a bit bigger. I've checked the cake section and scrapbooking, as well as going to the hardware section, but no luck. Any suggestions?

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/modern-wedding-cakes#slide_75

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Tinacakes Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 12:39pm
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looks like a shot glass size circle.

leah_s Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 1:19pm
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Ateco makes a set of round cutters. You get a lot of them in a tin. Handy!

stormrider Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 1:23pm
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Agree with leah_s - couldn't live with out the Ateco set - it has 11 sizes so you always have the one you need!

cambo Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 1:37pm
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Yep, I also have the Ateco set...use them nearly every day!

bakerliz Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 1:50pm
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Ateco makes a set of round cutters. You get a lot of them in a tin. Handy!




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Iheartcake Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 11:40am
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Ateco set it is! Thanks all.. much appreciated icon_smile.gif

bakencake Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 12:22pm
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are the ateco circles you guys are talking about just circles? i'm also looking for a tool that makes the band not circle (am i explaining it right?) because when i tried making the circles some were not centered right on and looked messy.

bakerliz Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 12:42pm
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They are just circles.

bakencake Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 2:23pm
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ok. Thanks. Maybe i have depth perception. i can never make the second circle centered enough to pull this look. icon_cry.gif

TexasSugar Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 2:37pm
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I have a set of these, but haven't had them out in a while. Maybe there is a way you can tape two together to hold the smaller circle in the same place every time?

bakencake Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 5:18pm
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I have a set of these, but haven't had them out in a while. Maybe there is a way you can tape two together to hold the smaller circle in the same place every time?



exactly what i was just thinking. i'm going to look at my O on my little alphabet cutter to see how they did it. i wish that O was round and not so oval

imagenthatnj Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 5:39pm
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I have the ateco ones, and I also have these. I've snapped two of them together to make rings.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HJBFMQ/?tag=cakecentral-20

But I haven't done that for a while, so I'm not sure about the exact size of the rings.

pastrygirls Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 5:58pm
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i actually replicated this cake for a wedding. I used the ateco rings. took a lot of them to make this cake. it did take some practice to get the centers cut out so it was centered. also a tip, i used tylose glue to stick the rings on because it's clear. you can see my version of the cake in my photos

cakeyouverymuch Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 6:16pm
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imagenthatnj Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 6:24pm
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cakeyouverymuch, you're so smart!! Brilliant! Thank you! It's going to my database of tips and tricks.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 6:34pm
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Thank you. I really hope it works for you. I haven't tried it out on actual gumpaste or fondant yet, but there's no reason for it not to work. Just remember to cut OUTSIDE the larger ring and INSIDE the inner ring or you won't get a tight enough fit. Also, I'd leave your circles to dry out a bit so they don't change shape as you move them.

Alternately, and for future reference, you could try this product. It comes with a special tape that heat sets. You could make two appropriately sized rings then cut strips to hold them together.

http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=3694&step=4

Iheartcake Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 9:15pm
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pastrygirl.. I just looked at your photo.. it turned out perfectly! I was reading the comments and you mentioned to let them dry a bit, but not too much because they need to bend going around the cake. How long did you let them dry? I was hoping to have these circles done in advance to save on time but now I'm nervous they'll be too dry!

ShandraB Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 9:51pm
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Ateco rings with foam tape between them - but it's a pain to clean off!

cakeyouverymuch - I can't view the picture you posted - it's giving me an error, would love to know what it was.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by ShandraB

Ateco rings with foam tape between them - but it's a pain to clean off!

cakeyouverymuch - I can't view the picture you posted - it's giving me an error, would love to know what it was.




I was told that it was removed because it was "not a usable sketch or template and has been removed at this time."

What I did was cut a blank of foam core to the outside dimension of the fifth Ateco circle cutter, then from the center of that blank I cut a circle to the inside dimension of the third Ateco cutter. I then slid the circle over the third cutter and slid the fifth cutter over the outside, essentially making a double walled cutter separated by a foam core circle which is held in place by the rolled edge of the third cutter. Hope that is clear enough without the pictures.

ShandraB Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 10:12pm
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Brilliant! That is a great idea!

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