How Do I Get This Cake Shape?

Decorating By CrumblesConfections Updated 23 Nov 2011 , 11:23am by DSmo

CrumblesConfections Posted 20 Nov 2011 , 11:26pm
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I've been wondering how to get the shape of the bottom tiers of each of these cakes? PLEASE tell me I don't have to sculpt! LOL
Thanks!

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chelleb1974 Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 2:28pm
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As far as I know, there aren't pans in those shapes. I would use three 2" cakes per layer and carve/sculpt them myself to get that look. I know that's not what you wanted to hear, but I think that's the only way (I'm sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong icon_smile.gif )

~Chelle

seedrv Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 2:46pm
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I could only get the top link to open to a cake photo. If it's cake then yes it was carved from rounds. It's also possible that it's a carved dummy to act as a cake stand.

cakeyouverymuch Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 3:35pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rairTbqmsc&feature=related

Watch what he does with the scissors about 45 seconds into the video. This is what I would do; first the top, then turn it over and do the same for the bottom.

gscout73 Posted 22 Nov 2011 , 5:29am
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icon_surprised.gif There is a cake in the website of the OP that is $235 per slice....

CrumblesConfections Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 5:07am
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Originally Posted by gscout73

icon_surprised.gif There is a cake in the website of the OP that is $235 per slice....




Yeah, I saw that!!! I was trying to figure it all out! LOL. I'm WAY undercharging!!!! Wow!

CrumblesConfections Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 5:08am
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rairTbqmsc&feature=related

Watch what he does with the scissors about 45 seconds into the video. This is what I would do; first the top, then turn it over and do the same for the bottom.




Thank you! I love these things. It makes everything look SO simple! LOL. I'm gonna try it.

ufo9978 Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 5:28am
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Originally Posted by gscout73

icon_surprised.gif There is a cake in the website of the OP that is $235 per slice....




I hope that is a typo icon_smile.gif

DragonFly2333 Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 7:34am
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Originally Posted by ufo9978

Quote:
Originally Posted by gscout73

icon_surprised.gif There is a cake in the website of the OP that is $235 per slice....



I hope that is a typo icon_smile.gif




From that bakers website:


How much does a cake cost?

Each cake is unique for you so we don't
have a standard price list. Pricing is based
on the number of people being served,
the intricacy of the design or sculpture
and the time invested in its creation.
In general, pricing ranges from $5-$15 per
serving for tiered cakes. Sculpted cakes are
priced by the cake and range in price from
$8-$20 per serving.
Due to the custom care given to each cake,
and the limited number of cakes we take
per week, a minimum of $400 is required.

VeronicaLuis Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 9:38am
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I don't see $235 per slice. Surely it must be a mistake. I'm so undercharging. I must copy the paragraph in answer to how much does a cake cost? I get that all the time. My answer is similar "The price depends on how many servings you want, the decorations you want on you cake ..."

DSmo Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 11:23am
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Originally Posted by CrumblesConfections

I've been wondering how to get the shape of the bottom tiers of each of these cakes? PLEASE tell me I don't have to sculpt! LOL
Thanks!




If you start with a "contour" cake pan, you might not have to sculpt as much. That shape already has the rounded edge. Fat Daddios makes one (and other companies too -- I know I've seen them at Michaels).

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