Client wants me to replicate a 3 tier diaper cake 0__o. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I should go about it? I was thinking make 3 tier cake and then do a bunch of rolled 'diapers' made out of fondant and place around the cake. I'm feeling like this is going to be a pain in the butt:-/. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I've seen cakes or cupcakes that are baked in a can so they are taller than a cupcake. could you bake some of those, wrap fondant around to look like a diaper then put those around the round cake layers. just an idea.
Going one step further with Sunshine0063's suggestion, what if you bake your three tiers of cake, but make them 4 inches smaller than normal. Then bake a larger tier and using a ring mold, or a clean can with both ends removed to cut out your cylinders. Then cover them with fondant and attach them to the outside of each tier. This is all assuming you want cake for the whole thing, rather than say, RKT or even cardboard tubes like what is often used for castle cakes. I agree, it will probably be a pain, but I think it's doable. Oh, and your cake boards under the tiers would be large enough for the "diapers" to sit on.
Your cylinders for the diapers shouldn't be any more than 2" in diameter, probably smaller if you can do it. I'm thinking a Red Bull can might be the right size. I've made real diaper cakes, and the rolled up diaper, depending on the size is smaller than 2" diameter.
If the client isn't picky about the number of "diapers" perhaps the petal pans would work.
Thanks everyone! I actually baked off the layers this morning. But I'm thinking I can do something similar to what pmark said. I can use a can to cut out 'cylinders' around the parimeter of the cake, roll in fondant and attach.
Then cover them with fondant and attach them to the outside of each tier. This is all assuming you want cake for the whole thing,