JenFailla Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 2:55pm
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....can I do this?

I have a friend who wants me to make a pregnant belly cake and add a gumpaste baby inside (ala a king cake). I would obviously add it to the cake AFTER it was baked, during my stacking and filling stage. My only worry is that the gumpaste would break down and start to disintegrate when inside the cake and filling? It is chocolate cake with a chocolate pudding(ish) filling. Any thoughts? Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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BakingIrene Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 3:03pm
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Does she also want the cake to "give birth"?

I say the gumpaste will fall apart...faster in pudding.

Crazy-Gray Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 3:20pm
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Sounds a bit weird and creepy to me! If you cut a slice youll get a scary looking cross-section and nasty tasting chunk of soggy GP. You could make a marzipan baba which would at least taste nice. Although still creepy IMO!

How about covering the board in a print out of a scan so once the cake is eaten you can see the scan (youll need a food-safe covering over the pic once you glue it to the board)

mburkett Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 4:36pm
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Any moisture will ruin the gumpaste baby. Crumbs will stick to it. It would look like you unearthed it......not a pretty site. Maybe you can enclose it in a clear plastic capsule such a a round ornament ball or something. Honestly, I think I try to talk her out of it.

taartenmaker Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 5:12pm
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you should color the pudding red to make it look like a just born baby

KoryAK Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 6:04pm
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One time a bride wanted edible nuts and bolts in the part of the wedding cake they cut as a surprise for the groom. I made them out of candy melts so they would retain their shape and remain crunchy. Maybe you could do the same with layers of overpiping?

JenFailla Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 7:56pm
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OMG!!! Lol! Thank you for the suggestions AND comments!!! icon_eek.gif
I think the idea of having something inside the cake goes way back with them and has less to do with an actual birthing cake! Hahahaha! I agree, totally gross and thank you for confirming that the gumpaste wouldn't do so great. I think I'm going to try the candy melts- thank you!!!!!!

DeniseNH Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 11:31pm
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What about putting the gumpaste figure in a clear capped tube with a string attached. She can pull on the string and out of the cake pops the tube - wipe it off and open.

KoryAK Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 11:53pm
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That reminds me of a tampon! lol!

BakingIrene Posted 1 Oct 2012 , 11:53pm

I thought the idea of a king cake was to give the loaded piece to a random guest...in this case the "baby" has already been awarded, no?

theresaf Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 12:06am

This topic and the corresponding posts make me laugh AND cover my mouth in horror! On a good day, I really don't like the pregnant belly cake idea and the carving! But the baby inside sounds like a private joke that should stay that way! How about a tiny cake you could make for just them and not scare the guests!

Or why don't you try that cake inside a cake method (see my version and look up DStauch) to make the baby out of another color cake? Here's mine:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2336451/to-a-t

Good luck!
Theresa

Apti Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 12:13am

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Originally Posted by theresaf

This topic and the corresponding posts make me laugh AND cover my mouth in horror! On a good day, I really don't like the pregnant belly cake idea and the carving! But the baby inside sounds like a private joke that should stay that way!
Theresa




You took the words right out of my laughing/horrified mouth......

BakingIrene Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 12:19am

Let's be thankful the customer didn't ask for red velvet cake.

I deleted the ideas that were coming to me this evening. You can guess for yourself...

JenFailla Posted 2 Oct 2012 , 1:07am

Lol- luckily this is just a cake for 6 ppl- the group of friends are presenting it to her after they go out for dinner!

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