I've had a request for a 20 sided dice cake. I've looked all over cakecentral as well as the web and there are very few cakes like this out there, and most of them don't look too good. I'm thinking styrafoam or cereal treats for the bottom half and carved cake for the top covered in buttercream and then triangular fondant panels attached and bordered with fondant numbers on them? I saw one on here where they tried to make it stand on a point, but it seems to me that it would be easier with it resting on one of the triangles?
Has anyone attempted this or does anyone have any helpful hints? Anything would be much appreciated! Thanks!
I had a request like that once. Didn't do the cake, because it was way out of their price range, but I'll tell you how I would have done it. Would have started with a large cube of cake. Think 6x6 or 8x8, whatever. I would have had some good calculations down, and probably a template of each angle for reference. Start carving way until it was right. It can be done in cake only. Just takes some time.
I just googled "20 sided cake" and another forum page from here on CC popped up with instructions. I'm computer illiterate so not sure how to attach. hth
I have actually rolled a couple of 20 siders back in my younger years and would agree that you will want to make it rest on "one of the sides" to make it look better. 20 siders have a lot of points, but they never roll to a point and stop, they rest on a number and show a number up top.
And while I'm not an expert cake maker by any means, I would "suggest" having some other dice if possible to really make the cake stand out.
4 siders, 6 siders, 8 siders and 10 siders, 12 siders are the main pieces used by anyone that usually would be requesting a 20 sided dice cake. Also, unless it is just a HUGE hassle to do, I would try to make the 20 sider's fondant have a different color appeal than just say "red outside with white numbers". People that have these dice mostly have "sets" that are unique to them. I never really knew to many that had 1 color dice. It was usually a blend, mix, or gathering of different colors or swirls to make the dice look "good" or unique. Instead of googling "20 sided dice" try googling "dice sets". This will give you more of a feel of what people that actually are using dice, have. The plain color dice are for people that had no money and wanted 1 dice! (Ok, I know at this point I sound like a huge nerd, but trust me, I'm not. I'm a very typical male that watches football, works out 3 times a week, likes the beach, and plays tennis
Sounds awesome just thinking about the cake though.
Here is another bonus for you as well, if you pull this off and make it look good, think of the references you will now have. Like you said, you can't find many at all and those you found don't look good. Pimp it out!