Flag Shape?

Decorating By Kimzie Updated 26 Jun 2012 , 9:24pm by Apti

Kimzie Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 12:01am
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Hi there everyone!! hope all is well! I need some help with a cake. I'm making a Canada Day cake , that's upcoming, but I wanted to make it the shape of the flag, however I don't own the "flag pan" Is there a way or shall I say a fool proof way to achieve the look of a waving flag? I know by carving, but I don't want to go ahead and carve and have it "uneven" so to speak. the cake pan is 9"x13" I intend to use.
Thanks!

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Apti Posted 24 Jun 2012 , 1:19am
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Here's what I made using 2 layer cakes baked in a 9x13x2" pan. I used a Wilton flat, 14x20" cookie sheet as my "cake lifter" to get the second layer on after I applied the dam and the filling. Then I just carved out the waving part.

I made a paper template of the shape I wanted first, then laid it on the stacked/filled tier and used the template as my guide.

The flagpole is a plastic dowel from Wilton covered with fondant. I cut out a "notch" (about 1/2" x 1/2") before I covered the cake with fondant. I used toothpicks stuck in underneath the flagpole at an angle to support the weight of the flagpole. Then I used buttercream to cover the toothpicks. Then I used silver highlighter dust diluted with vodka to paint the flagpole.

Two layer carved sheet cake. White Almond Sour Cream with raspberry filling. Fondant icing and decorations.

http://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/63

http://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/63#62

Kimzie Posted 26 Jun 2012 , 8:31pm
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Thank you so much for every detail and step you provided me. It will most certainly help icon_smile.gif

Apti Posted 26 Jun 2012 , 9:24pm
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You're very welcome! If you need more info, just send me a PM or comment on this thread.

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