kreativekortney Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 8:31pm
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Ok I know that sounded stupid, but I don't know what its called. here is a link to the picture. any help would be appreciated. thank you! <http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1925560/stairway-to-heaven>

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msthang1224 Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 10:10pm
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i dont know how she got that look but its AWESOME!!

But, the thick spirals on the cake look like fondant rolled into logs and then placed in a spiral design and then covered with fondant. then use yr fingers to outline where you place the logs and make impressions.

I hope you can understand what Im trying to say. I see it in my head, lol.

NOW for the beauitul wavy part at the top of the tiers maybe you can PM the person who made this creation and askk for assistance.

Good Luck

MarianInFL Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 11:34pm
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I wish that members who post really unique cakes would tell in the comments how they accomplished it. Or when people are leaving comment after comment, "How did you do that?", that the poster would answer!

AnnieCahill Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 11:37pm
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Surprisingly enough I saw this done on a cake show, and now I can't remember how they did it LOL. I don't care for it personally-maybe that's why it didn't leave an impression.

LisaPeps Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 11:40pm
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Look at these pictures:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hVzzR1ga8yQ/Tc2JekG4JtI/AAAAAAAAAJM/6arKweMjJVo/s1600/P1030273.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5VdrC0H6Lio/Tc2JeyCMnUI/AAAAAAAAAJU/K-UgbSbwj1E/s1600/P1030277.JPG

And this tutorial:

http://karenannecakes.blogspot.com/p/how-tos-en-projecten.html

What I would do is:

Bake normal cake. Wrap fondant around the sides and lay a thicker piece on top. You would then pinch the fondant together and makes the waves by easing some up and some down. It looks as if they smooth it with excess fondant. After looking at the "mushroom house" tutorial, you might need to put a fondant sausage around the edge of the cake in order to get the larger waves.

The member who made that cake won't give you any tips on how to do it as she runs workshops in the Netherlands, which to be fair, is what you would do if you had a new technique and were making money from it.

Beaty419 Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 12:03am
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If I had to guess I would say it is done with modeling Chocolate. I wouldn't think fondant would mold out in that manner and stay long turm. But this is just a guess. Great cake though! Good luck finding out. icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 12:21am
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I'm thinking it looks like something I saw in a Collette Peters book. Hang on, let me check.

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 12:28am
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Sorry, I'm not seeing it. It seems to me I saw a cake like this in somebody's book though! icon_rolleyes.gif

mom2twogrlz Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 12:53am
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I am thinking modeling chocolate would be best, it is more pliable and easier to smooth together.

BizCoCos Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 1:18am

Lisapeps got it right! I would not divulge either, after months of looking at it, figured it out. But I'm undecided about liking it 100%, lol. I have seen some really nice ones on facebook under her fb page though.

cheatize Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 4:07am

In the keywords under the picture: Margaret Braun. Perhaps it's in her book?

docofthedead Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 4:24am

I also believe I have seen this on a show at some point. I believe they attached a "rope" of either fondant or modeling chocolate to the dirty iced cake, then put the fondant on over the top, and smoothed it out as usual just making sure to smooth around the rope properly. I would like to try this out sometime!

docofthedead Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 4:26am

So sorry!! After I re-read your topic headline I realized that you are probably asking about the wavy "lip" around the edge of the cake. I have no clue!! But am interested in knowing also!! icon_biggrin.gif

curiegas Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 11:07am

There is a cake in Margaret Braun's book but no hints on how it is done. I would think make start with a slightly higher than normal topsy turvy cake then carve the top to get the waves. Then cover it.

I am thinking the cake is covered in fondant and then the top "wavy lid" is placed separately. After it has had time to dry.

To clarify, I have never done one of these cakes so I am just offering suggestions.

HTH,
Cecilia

AnnieCahill Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 11:53am

Perhaps the cake is covered in fondant upside down. Then instead of trimming the bottom (top) they add on another piece of fondant, seal the two together, and manipulate it into the waves.

neelycharmed Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 12:19pm

I would love to know as well...
They did a cake something like that on the FN one time, but just quickly showed it and never got any hints or tips on how they did it...
Good luck!
Jodi icon_smile.gif

kreativekortney Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 4:25pm

thank you guys for all your help!

jgifford Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 5:12pm

If you look closely, there is very little if any actual carving done on this cake. The waves and curves are done in the fondant/modeling chocolate. It looks like she started with a topsy-turvy cake and then put curvy ropes on the sides and covered. There's some build up on opposite edges of each tier where the top piece of fondant meets the side piece. Then the edges are curved and highlighted. icon_confused.gif Yep - doable.

BizCoCos Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 9:07pm

this is how i have achieved the effect that OP desired: you wrap the bottom with fondant with enough overlap (for second step) then you drape a second piece of fondant with enough overlap to meet/match the 1st piece. You manipulate both pieces so that they meet and match and then either flip upside down and continue to mold as you wish or mold and prop with objects (your choice-I used clean bubble wrap) into the wave shape you want. Hope this helps-if you look at the post that submitted photos you can see the steps, more or less. good luck

AnnieCahill Posted 17 Jan 2012 , 9:44pm

Wow for once I was right. LOL

mamakaat Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 6:03pm

Oooow my god, I am so flattered to see you all checking out my Swirly cake icon_smile.gif I got some "Irregular blogtraffic) coming from this thread. How cool is that icon_wink.gif
I have had many requests on how I do it. But I am currently teaching this technique in The Netherlands an Belgium and it would not be fair to my students to show how I did it. I may come to the USA somewhere soon too teach....Who knows....

I did get inspired by Margaret Braun icon_wink.gif

You can find all my swirly's in my portfolio here or on my blog. icon_wink.gif

Thank you for noticing me icon_smile.gif I am flattered!

enchantedcreations Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 6:39pm
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Originally Posted by mamakaat

Oooow my god, I am so flattered to see you all checking out my Swirly cake icon_smile.gif I got some "Irregular blogtraffic) coming from this thread. How cool is that icon_wink.gif
I have had many requests on how I do it. But I am currently teaching this technique in The Netherlands an Belgium and it would not be fair to my students to show how I did it. I may come to the USA somewhere soon too teach....Who knows....

I did get inspired by Margaret Braun icon_wink.gif

You can find all my swirly's in my portfolio here or on my blog. icon_wink.gif

Thank you for noticing me icon_smile.gif I am flattered!




Love your blog, but I can't get it turned over to English! Not sure what I'm doing incorrectly. Can you assist please? Thanks

mamakaat Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 7:07pm

I wish I knew....

I just pasted the google translate app, and the test run showed it worked....But I guess it needs some tweaking....


I'll look into it asap icon_smile.gif

mamakaat Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 7:12pm

Well, just tried it again and it still seems to work. Just open any page of my site, you will see the translate option in the right colomn. You have to select English as your language, and it should translate. I am afraid it won't be perfect english, but at least you should be able to understand something.

Is this what you did??

enchantedcreations Posted 18 Jan 2012 , 7:25pm
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Originally Posted by mamakaat

Well, just tried it again and it still seems to work. Just open any page of my site, you will see the translate option in the right colomn. You have to select English as your language, and it should translate. I am afraid it won't be perfect english, but at least you should be able to understand something.

Is this what you did??




I signed in on facebook, and the bar across the top is in English and your little paragraph to the side is in English but the rest isn't translated. Oh well, I'll just look at the great cakes and see if I can work my way thru them. You're very talented!

ConfectionsAK Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 4:17pm

AHi, I'm a newbie here. I just wanted to share my imput. I don't know if this is how mamakaat made her cakes, so I can't tell you for sure this is how she did it. I am new to making cakes, but here is how I tried to replicate her effect. I made a sculptable buttercream and attatched it to my cake. Smoothed it out as best as I could at the time. Then made sure my hands had plenty of powdered sugar around to shape my wavy edge. When I was done, I airbrush the top only. Maybe it will help but I really wanted to know how she it as well. I could be wrong, but I think I sort of achieved the same effect.

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