Babbo Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 9:19am

Yesterday I made a giant cupcake, i wanted the base in fondant!!

 

I turned the base upside down and gave it a fine layer of butter cream..then smoothed over the fondant...the ridges didnt show through from the cake and it was a lumpy mess ;-(

 

Why cant I get a nice neat base like this one:

Please Help x

 

wedding27.jpg

12 replies
scrumdiddlycakes Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 10:01am

That is actually a shell made with candy melts, or something similar.

There are a number of tutorials for it, http://cakecentral.com/a/giant-cupcake-candy-melt-base, that was just my first result on CC :)

cazza1 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 10:35am

I agree with scrumdiddly
 

DeliciousDesserts Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 1:54pm

AIf using fondant, I would use find ropes under the sheet of fondant I get that look.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 1:58pm

AThis is what I mean: [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2951200/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

I placed the ropes then covered with fondant to get the right texture [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2951209/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

deniseob Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 2:34pm

Hi Babbo,

 

This might help you!

 

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.ie/2011/07/giant-cupcake-tutorial.html

 

Best of Luck.

linders82 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 3:30pm

Maybe this seems like  strange question to some of you, but I"m a newbie...and I'm wondering, what are "find ropes?"  I've never heard of that...Just wondering because I really like the texture it gave the bottle cake.  Thanks!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 3:33pm

ASorry, that was fondant ropes. I was fast typin on my phone.

I used an extruder to make the ropes but you can also just roll them by hand.

linders82 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 9:27pm

ahhh!!! lol...Okay, that makes sense now :)  Thanks

Norasmom Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 10:12pm

Was the base of the first cake actually fondant?  It looks like pink cake baked in the giant cupcake pan.  Fondant in that shape might be difficult.  The best cupcake base is made from candy melts, IMHO.  

Babbo Posted 18 Mar 2013 , 11:59am
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 

This is what I mean:

I placed the ropes then covered with fondant to get the right texture

Wow thanks great advice ;-)

Babbo Posted 18 Mar 2013 , 12:00pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseob 

Hi Babbo,

 

This might help you!

 

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.ie/2011/07/giant-cupcake-tutorial.html

 

Best of Luck.

Thankyou this was great...ill try one again tomorrow

deniseob Posted 19 Mar 2013 , 11:08am

Would love to see a pic Babbo if you try again.
 

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