Best Way To Cover A Tardis Cake.

Decorating By _AngelBerry_ Updated 13 Jun 2012 , 8:38pm by 3beautygirls

_AngelBerry_ Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 1:59am
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I've just joined CakeCentral, and this is my first post.
I am still newish to cake decorating, and have been asked by a customer to make a Tardis cake next weekend.
I know how I am going to stack the cake to get the vertical shape, but am wondering about the best way to cover it with fondant. I was thinking of covering the whole thing with the fondant, and then adding extra fondant to the sides for the details. I am scared though that these extra fondant pieces will fall off.
If anyone has made a fondant covered Tardis cake and has any advice or tips it would be greatly appreciated.

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yates77 Posted 2 Jun 2012 , 2:44am
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I did a Tardis cake a while back. It was definitely a learning experience! I applied a panel of fondant to each side individually then attached the fondant accents and I had no trouble getting them to stay. To hide the seams in each corner I applied a corner piece to finish it off. There is a picture in my photos if you want to have a look. Good luck!

RancherMom Posted 4 Jun 2012 , 4:01pm
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I have done my past TARDIS cakes just as Yates77 said. Making panels for each side is far easier than trying to cover it in one big piece. You get more of a squarish-boxy look, which is exactly what you need. I use extra fondant strips to shore up each corner, then 3 different sized squares for the top.

I am totally new here as well, so I have no idea how to put up photos, but I know that there are tons of awesome TARDIS cakes on the web to give you some ideas.

Best of luck on your cake, I am sure you will make the receiver of it a very happy Whovian!

_AngelBerry_ Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 1:13am
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Thanks so much. I managed to get the cake done! It wasn't as perfect as I wanted it to be, but the customer was happy with it.

I first off tried covering with one big piece of fondant, which, as I thought it would, ripped in the corners as soon as I put it on. I ended up doing 2 long panels, and going up one side, over the top, and then down the opposite side. It was a very nerve wracking process!

Thank you for your comments!

_AngelBerry_ Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 1:41am
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I think i've figured out to add photos. Here's the link of the finished Tardis cake.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2347035/tardis-cake

Pearl645 Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 1:46am
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What is a Tardis cake? I googled it and got images of tall rectangular structures like phone booths. Is Tardis just the name used to describe the shape and height of the cake or is it a specific cake design?

_AngelBerry_ Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 1:49am
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The Tardis is from Doctor Who. I have never actually watched it myself, but I believe Doctor Who uses it for transportation.

Pearl645 Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 1:54am
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ohhhhhh well thanks for that clarification! lol

RancherMom Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 7:21pm
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Looks great _AngelBerry_!! I also find it comical that yours was for a five year old, and my first was for a 40 year old :p I suppose use Doctor Who fans come in all ages. And yes, the TARDIS is his time-space machine what looks like an old Police Box icon_biggrin.gif

3beautygirls Posted 13 Jun 2012 , 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by Pearl645

What is a Tardis cake? I googled it and got images of tall rectangular structures like phone booths. Is Tardis just the name used to describe the shape and height of the cake or is it a specific cake design?




haha I'm glad you asked that question because I did the EXACT same thing, and was wondering the EXACT same question... LOL

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