sara5419 Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 5:59pm
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Hey everyone, I am doing a *** and the city themed cake.  I am new to the decorating can someone give me some ideas on how to do the skyline or a template.  I was planning on cutting it out on fondant and sticking it to the cake!

 

Thanks!! 

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shanter Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 8:29pm
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CC blocks that word. I gather you are talking about the tv show with Sarah Jessica Parker as a writer and fashionista.

ellavanilla Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 10:49pm
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liv hansen does one with chocolate. 

 

here is a sample someone made from her book

 

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs12/f/2006/322/d/3/New_York_Wedding_cake_by_kaylarah.jpg

sara5419 Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 1:30am
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Thanks so much!

FullHouse Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 4:09pm
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I just did a NYC skyline (actually waiting on customer to pick it up right now).  I found a silhoutte I liked online, then sized the image (for me, I did 4.05" height), printed it onto card stock in 2 sections, lined the sections back up and taped them together.  Cut out very carefully.  

 

-Put the template on fondant, used a little shortening to get it to stay in place.  

- Cut out with exacto knife, leave template on fondant for now

- Carefully flip oaver fondant, with template still attached and pipe a little piping gel or buttercream on the back

- Line the cutout up on the cake and adhere.

-  Gently remove template.

- Repeat until all the way around

 

Leaving the template attached helps to keep the cutout from streching or tearing when applying it to the cake.

Ducky316 Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 6:27pm
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I don't understand why you can just cut out a silhouette of the buildings with an exacto knife and a ruler...

I found this one doing a simple search..It's fabulous!!!

 

sara5419 Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 1:38am
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Thanks!!  This will be the second cake I am making so I will give it a try!! 

FullHouse Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 5:54pm
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I don't understand why you can just cut out a silhouette of the buildings with an exacto knife and a ruler...

 

You can, but I wanted a more continuous (no spaces between building, just taller and shorter buildings flowing into one another) and authentic NYC skyline (i.e. Empire State Building, Chrysler Building) on a specific scale, for me, using a template was the easier and quicker way to get that look.

Ducky316 Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 5:08pm
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AFullhouse, I was replying to the original poster.

Relznik Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 5:32pm

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2215870/8-choc-sponge-with-caramel-flavour-butercream-5-vanilla-sponge-with-jam-and-buttercream-statue-of-liberty-taxi-and-apple-made-from-modelling-paste-using-moulds-skyline-made-with-a-cutter-from-patchwork-cutters/

 

I did the above cake using this cutter:

 

http://www.patchworkcutters.co.uk/catalogue_details.asp?product_id=258&group=0

 

Suzanne x
 

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