How Many Cakes To Use For This?

Decorating By fcakes Updated 16 Aug 2012 , 1:52am by kakeladi

fcakes Posted 15 Aug 2012 , 11:01pm
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This looks like a sculpted carved cake but I was wondering how many cakes and what sizes to use for it to give it the wavy sea look.

Also, how would you do the whale... the lady also wants a shark on one side and the whale on the other.... TIA!

Edited: Found the bigger version!


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kakeladi Posted 15 Aug 2012 , 11:05pm
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My guess is the actual cakes are 8 or 9"x4 and 6x4 and the dolphin is fondant OR carved from a small sq.
Of course I could be totally wrong but that's what it looks like to me.

fcakes Posted 15 Aug 2012 , 11:23pm
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Thanks kakeladi! Do you think it will look good if I just use a flat cut-out of the whale and do the tail jutting out like the pic with gumpaste?

Will it look seamless with the flat whale and 3D tail?

kakeladi Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 1:52am
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It is a little hard to tell but I think I'd try that. Maybe you could do a small test version.......just make the whale (flat) and put it against some dummy tiers OR pans about the size you want to use. (drape the pans/dummy w.some fabric or such for the test.)
As for trying to make the tail seamless.....put it behind the body and smooth some fondant over/into the tail part.

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