Help!!!! With A Seashell Themed Wedding Cake!

Decorating By mom32008 Updated 12 Sep 2011 , 6:27am by SweetToothCakesbyCrystal

mom32008 Posted 11 Sep 2011 , 11:47pm
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Hey guys could really us your help with this one! I'm going to make the seashells out of molds just fondant and gumpaste. The bride wants them casscading down the one side of the cake, Im worried that they will be heavy does anyone have ideas as to how tostick them to the cake
Thanks

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CreativeCakesbyMichelle Posted 11 Sep 2011 , 11:54pm
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You could stick a skewer or toothpick into the back of them before they dry and then stick them into the cake with those so they'd be more anchored and less likely to fall off. You may even want to put them into the seashells at a little bit of an angle so that you can push them in with the toothpick/skewer at a downward angle into the cake to hold better. Will the cake be covered in fondant or buttercream?

mom32008 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 12:50am
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the cake will be covered in fondant. Thanks for the great tips! I'm just really worried abou the weight of them on the cake. I also plan on putting the shells on at the venue.

southerncross Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 12:55am
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mom...here's a website that I saved some time ago that deals with seashells cascading down a cake. The bride ended up going in another direction so I didn't get to make the seashell cake but you can see the effect. The site sells a tutorial for $3 but it looks like the shells were just attached to the fondant (probably with royal icing).

http://www.cakesbyjan.com/store/index2.asp?ID=50

good luck and let us know how you do it

Karen421 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 1:07am
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I use chocolate to attach heavier decorations on the sides of fondant cakes. Once the chocolate dries, it's stuck!!! icon_biggrin.gif

southerncross Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 1:17am
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I like the use of chocolate...tastes better than royal icing...

mom32008 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 2:01am
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wow thanks guys I never even thought about using chocolate. That is the power of you all cc'er! i think that is the way I will go!

gscout73 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 2:04am
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I made my sea shells from fondant and they were not heavy at all. I rolled the fondant thin, pressed into the molds and let them dry. They looked and felt exactly like real shells. For some reason I cannot attach and upload pics any more in the forums, so you'll have to look in my pics.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1484079
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1212289

SweetToothCakesbyCrystal Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 6:27am
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I would wait to put them on the cake until you get to the venue, then put them on with melted chocolate or royal icing. Just heat the chocolate in a pastry bag right before you leave. I just did a sea shell themed wedding cake and all of the shells were made out of chocolate. I stuck them on the side of the cake with royal icing and had no problem. Good luck! icon_smile.gif

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