reginaherrin Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 6:39pm
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I just got an email from a customer that wants to order a groom cake for his wedding and wanted the inside of the cake to look like the Jamaican flag.  I am attaching the picture he sent to show you want he means.  I have no idea how to go about doing this.  I have seen the pans that have hearts or Christmas trees on the inside of the cake but this design is much more complicated.  If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  Thank.

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BakingIrene Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 6:57pm
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Well if you are allowed to use golden yellow icing, then the rest should be easy to test.

 

But make sure you quote a proper price for testing this project. Like at least six cakes worth and extra time.

gb89 Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 7:21pm
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If you Google it, you'll get this article - http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120524/cook/cook7.html - (I was curious). It's actually 3 cakes in 1 that this woman carved. She says it took her 4 tries. HTH.

reginaherrin Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 8:44pm
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I like the idea about the yellow icing.  I took a look at the article and I just found her website and sent her an email asking if she would explain it so hopefully she will respond back.

reginaherrin Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 2:28am
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So I sent an email to the woman that originally made the cake because the page that has the picture on it says if you require additional information on the cake to send a message.  I just got an email back saying "All I can say is stay tuned for the book coming out very soon".  I get not wanting to give out her secret about a cake she made up, of course she's in Jamaica and I'm in Texas so its not like I would be using it any other time but if you say something about being willing to answer more questions about the cake I would assume you would do just that. 

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 4:16am
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I think it's fairly easy to work out how she did it, actually doing it won't be!

 

I'd say its the black cake carved into a larger and smaller circle, then each circle carved into a diamond shape on one side, then a green cake cut in to two layers, and carved the same way but the top and bottom instead of the side. 

enga Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 8:43am
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I think it's fairly easy to work out how she did it, actually doing it won't be!

 

I'd say its the black cake carved into a larger and smaller circle, then each circle carved into a diamond shape on one side, then a green cake cut in to two layers, and carved the same way but the top and bottom instead of the side. 


I think you are pretty close kikiandkyle, I think she might have used green triangles stacked on the to points like an X inside black cake batter, cant figure out the yellow part, here is link to a site, they said they use chocolate cake mix with Duff's Black gel color added.  Hope you figure it out.

 

http://once-upon-a-pedestal.blogspot.com/2012/05/twice-baked-cake-or-more-hidden-shapes.html

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 2:10pm
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She said its three cakes - dark chocolate, green velvet and cheesecake, so I assume the yellow part is the cheesecake (so I'd use frosting instead), maybe she baked it all solid with the cheesecake, or maybe it's the non-bake kind? I don't know. A lot of work though! 

enga Posted 25 Feb 2013 , 2:24pm
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She said its three cakes - dark chocolate, green velvet and cheesecake, so I assume the yellow part is the cheesecake (so I'd use frosting instead), maybe she baked it all solid with the cheesecake, or maybe it's the non-bake kind? I don't know. A lot of work though! 


IKR. Well it sure twisted my noodle for a bit, and I love puzzles but I am stumped.

 

Good luck reginaherrin.

sweet munchkins Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 5:08am

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I just got an email from a customer that wants to order a groom cake for his wedding and wanted the inside of the cake to look like the Jamaican flag.  I am attaching the picture he sent to show you want he means.  I have no idea how to go about doing this.  I have seen the pans that have hearts or Christmas trees on the inside of the cake but this design is much more complicated.  If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  Thank. [URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2929207/] [/URL]

Hi! I'm currently working on this cake for a wedding in June. I too contacted Sage Delights and she would not give me an answer. I have figured it out from asking to another decorator that is in Florida (I am in Canada) the trick is several cone shaped circles carved into both layers of the cake so that you get half a triangle. Line the cone circles with cream cheese and then add the green cake.

sweet munchkins Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 5:13am

AAnd you have to use cheesecake not icing. Icing will not hold the triangle shape

LorAWD Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 12:56am

Did it work? If it did could you do a diagram of the cut-outs? Please?

reginaherrin Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:26pm

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This is a picture I got from the groom.  It wasn't 100% perfect but it was close and he loved it.  I will NEVER be making anything like this again and especially in a bigger size like this was.  A smaller cake would have been easier but still it sucks having to pretty much cut and paste the cake together and hope it worked in the end. 

LorAWD Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:48pm

Thanks. This I can do. It doesn't look too bad at all. Did you figure out how to make a circular one?

EllesKakes Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 12:34am

Regina, I am Jamaican and can tell you how to do this cake.  You don't need no darn book.  I'm not sure if you've already done it so let me know if you still need help.

CakePrincessPE Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 11:19am
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Regina, I am Jamaican and can tell you how to do this cake.  You don't need no darn book.  I'm not sure if you've already done it so let me know if you still need help.

I would love you to share the 'how to' - I am sure everyone on this thread would like to know

LorAWD Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 1:13pm

Please share the "how to". I hope it's for a round cake. I'm interested!

EllesKakes Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 10:56pm

Make two white cake (round or square).  I use the WASC cake.  Color one green and the other black. Cut out a wide cone shape from the top and bottom of each.  Ensure the top of the cone is as wide as the top of the cake and the depth should be half-way down the height of the cake so the point of both cones meet in the center of the cake. Now both cakes should look like they have two giant cone shape holes in them, from the top and the bottom.  Now, generously line the inside of the cone opening in the black cake with a nice bright lemon yellow color buttercream.  Place one piece of the green cone shape cake into the black cake and press gently so it flushes with the top of the black cake.  Turn the cake over and do the same on the other opening.   Now buttercream and fondant your fully constructed cake.  When you cut a slice it should look just like the Jamaican flag. 

 

Wow, this is harder to explain than I thought. Hope it all makes sense.  :-)

EllesKakes Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 11:02pm

Btw, the picture in this post has the flag upside-down.  The real flag has the black on top and bottom but I guess that may not be a critical detail in this case.

LorAWD Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 12:02am

Thanks EllesKakes, 

EllesKakes Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 1:17am

You are welcome.   Post a picture when you make it.

CakePrincessPE Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 8:08am

Any way someone can post pics on the actual method? Thanks EllesKakes

Babbo Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 12:06pm

wow good luck with this!! It is totally beyond what I can do at the moment..maybe one day

reginaherrin Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 4:45pm

That's pretty much what I did, but it wasn't as neat as I wanted it to and some of the cones were not cut exactly the same size which was not good.  But I was happy with how it turned out though but will NEVER make this type again.  It was just too hard and too messy.

EllesKakes Posted 1 Aug 2013 , 12:09am

I know it can be a bit challenging but I am sure you did your best.

patsy84 Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 1:53am

I would like the recipe of the Jamaica Flag cake

EllesKakes Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 4:55pm

You can use any regular white cake recipe then add the green and black food coloring.   I use the WASC recipe.  I tried pasting it here but it would not allow me to.  You can find it on here in the recipe section.  Its quite popular with CC bakers.

Lyoshka Posted 19 May 2014 , 10:26pm

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Regina, I am Jamaican and can tell you how to do this cake.  You don't need no darn book.  I'm not sure if you've already done it so let me know if you still need help.

   BUMP :)

 

Elle, would you help me figure this out? I'm making a 9X13 cake and while the request was for a Jamaican flag on top and just swirls in the middle, I'd love to try to make it as triangles inside.  Any chance you can help? thanks!
AllyWa786 Posted 27 May 2014 , 10:13pm

yes please I would like to know how to make the Jamaican flag. :)

mlightski Posted 1 Jul 2014 , 7:10pm

AWilton's heart pan might get you close! The pan is a heart that you cook separately and then you cook the negative space or the cake around the heart. What if you cooked the "v" portion of the cake as the top and another "v" as the bottom and the negative space as the opposite? Here is the wilton link... http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=9349557A-423B-522D-F223D89DFC184E85&killnav=1. Check out the "instruction and recipe booklet." Best wishes!

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