BlueRose8302 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 8:22pm
post #1 of

Hello, everyone! My friend asked me to make a ballet cake for her daughter's 4th birthday and I happily agreed! Then she sent me this picture....

http://susannah.typepad.com/photos/cake_gallery/cake1-2.html

I can only guess that this was made with a cricut? I am not sure. Does anyone know how I can make this cake or anything near it? I fear that I am not all that advanced and have basically no special equipment other than piping bags and a rolling pin.

My friend wants a very girly, very "ballet" cake but does not like to have the shoes on top. Instead, she wants to find a lovely figurine to put on top.

Any help you can give me would be much appreciated!

Thanks so much!

9 replies
audrey0522 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 8:32pm
post #2 of

If it were me I would first practice making the little girl. You might find out it is not as difficult for you might think. The sides do look like cricut or a special mold. Personally I don't have a problem telling people no, I can't or don't want to do that.

tiggy2 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 8:34pm
post #3 of

I would simply tell her that you don't have the equipment to produce that cake but if she'd like to buy an electronic cutter you'd be happy to give it a go. I don't know if cricut (provo craft) has a cartridge with that particular design but it could be achived with the silhouette and make the cut software.

Goreti Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 8:54pm
post #4 of

You could probably get some inexpensive molds at Michael's or AC Moore to get a similar look. They always have coupons online. As far as the figurine on top, there is a tutorial for a ballerina on lovely tutorials. Here is the link:http://www.lovelytutorials.com/forum/showthread.php?t=384
It might be easier than you think. Good luck

BlueRose8302 Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 1:03am
post #5 of

Thanks, guys!

The father of the little girl wants to buy a porcelain ballerina for the top so I don't need to worry about the girl.

I found the blog for the original baker and she talks about a new technique she was happy to use on this cake but does not mention what it is. Any clue?

What kind of molds might work?

I wonder if I could take her into some pretty scroll work I can pipe on... It's that ballerina on the side that will be a little trickier.

Thanks for the help, guys! Keep it coming!

brenda549 Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 1:22am
post #6 of

How about stenciling the pattern around the cake?

Goreti Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 1:37am
post #7 of

You could google the ballerina image and make a copy. Use it as a template to cut the image in fondant. I do this a lot to make flowers since I don't & can't afford to buy all the cutters. It's a little time consuming but works.

mom2twogrlz Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 2:37am
post #8 of
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goreti

You could google the ballerina image and make a copy. Use it as a template to cut the image in fondant. I do this a lot to make flowers since I don't & can't afford to buy all the cutters. It's a little time consuming but works.




Yep. this is what I do. I just got a circut a few months ago, but haven;t had the cahnce to play with it. So fo rnow, i make template off an image online and cut it out. It isn't so hard.

myxstorie Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 12:47pm
post #9 of

I agree with Brenda, maybe try stencilling it? You could draw out the patterns by hand or on the computer, or find similar looking images online to use?

ladij153 Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 2:40am

try looking for something similar on this stencil website under culinary stencils
http://www.designerstencils.com/Default.aspx

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%