My First 3D Cake...need Advice!

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lynn0621 Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 9:15pm
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I will be attempting my first 3d cake. It will be a standing triceratops cake for my sons birthday. I was wondering how i cover the belly of the triceratops with fondant....wouldn't it just fall off due to gravity? Also, I typically use SMBC or IMBC for my cakes. Are meringue frostings suitable for a sculpted cake? Thanks for all of your help!

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Momofjaic Posted 11 Nov 2011 , 10:15pm
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I think the fondant would be ok. I've done a pillow cake and thought the samething but it was fine. But it was not that much fondant " hanging" upside down icon_smile.gif

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Jojoscakes1000 Posted 12 Nov 2011 , 5:09pm
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I am in the exact same situation as you I would also like to know sorry I can' offer any advice icon_rolleyes.gif

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kokopuff Posted 12 Nov 2011 , 5:49pm
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make sure you have a sturdy crusting buttercream,let it dry then mist with water before adding fondant...try to have as few seperate pieces of fondant as possible ...hope I am making sense...I would drape the fondant around so that it met underneath/the belly..and then put a seperate thinner piece over the belly so you have the fondant sticking to fondant and it wouldn't or shouldn't slide off

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snazzycakes1 Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 3:35am
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i would use piping gel if you are really worried, although i do tons of specialty cakes and i just mist with water or put the fondant on before it crusts, or use a non crusting icing. good luck!

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