brinacyl Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 11:34am
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hello ladies !

 

I run a small scale business from home (for cakes).

 

I have just received an order for a credit card cake. the person has requested for a big cake (as big as possible). I have attached a picture below.

 

I have several questions :

 

1. Do I bake a big rectangular cake or bake several small rectangular cakes and assemble them ?

2. How do I roll out a huge fondant to cover the cake ? I have never rolled out a huge fondant before.

3. How do I make the mastercard monogram ? ( I don't have to make the lion & horse monogram)

4. How do I give the silver effect (waves effect) on a black fondant ?

 

Any help will be appreciated.

 

p.s. I am in UAE and baking goods(cutters, colours etc)  are not readily available.

 

Thank you !!

 

 

 

 

black-credit-master-card-design1.jpg

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Margaret393 Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 1:14pm
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I would go for the rectangular cake ( sheet cake) Perhaps the best way of doing the credit card picture - is to scan the picture into a PC, and then print it on edible printing paper. If you dont have a printer for edible imaging, some grocery stores print images on site. Another option is to go online and upload the file to a website. Company will print it and post to you. 

 

There were a few recent threads started on Cake Central - with many great responses on this topic - type  Icing Images, into the search box on CC, and I am sure that you will find the info very helpful.

 

The only website that I can think of off hand is that print edible images is  www.anycake.com . I know in the UK that the cost per picture  is approx £10.00 .

 

Good luck with the cake! Happy baking!

Hope this helps!

Maragret393

brinacyl Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 3:38pm
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thnak you for your suggestion :) I took your advice and got the top printed. it looked pretty good (though I could not pipe straight lines of butter cream on the edges of the credit card).

arlenej Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 2:46am
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May we see pics?
 

Margaret393 Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 12:16pm
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Hi brincyle

 

So glad that you were happy withresults of the printed credit card edible image for your cake.

 

Don't be too hard on yourself - piping skils improve with practice!

 

Would love to see a picture of the cake - if you have one;

 

Regards

Margaret393

Margaret393 Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 12:54pm
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Hi brincyle

 

I just read your original post again and noted that you were also looking for tips on how to cover a large cake with fondant, I posted a response with a picture attached - on this question to a Thread on Cake Central - started by ferestech 24/02/13  "I need a suggestion on how to cover a big cake"

 

You might find this and other responses in the thread of some help.

Maragret393

brinacyl Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 10:05am
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thank you for all help margaret :)

Margaret393 Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 6:52pm
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Hi brinacyl

 

Thank you so much for posting the picture of your credit card cake - I can see why you were happy with the results. Well done!!!

 

Delighted to be of help!

 

Regards

Margaret

howsweet Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 2:25am
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Your cake looks really, really nice! I assume you didn't just post a picture of their card!  lol :) After being the vivtim of credit card fraud I was asking my merchant services company if having taken a photo of the card would have protected me (since I don't swipe) and they told me that it's not legal to take a photo of a credit card, so this may not be the kind of cake you want to share with the world at large.
 

brinacyl Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 9:26am

AThank you Howsweet :) yes I did not post the original card's picture when I asked for help, since this was a card launching event. I had to edit few things (again!) before posting the cake's picture.

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