How Do I Make A Dance Silhouette For A Cake?

Decorating By Andreafk Updated 5 Nov 2013 , 8:28pm by tbwright91

Andreafk Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 3:00pm
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I just joined this board. My daughter wants a dance party and although her party is not until July I'd like to gather some ideas when it comes to her cake. I want to add a disco ball to her cake and some dancer silhouettes. I have a couple of templates I can use but I have no idea how to make them to go on a cake. I need help!!! I don't want to let her down! What do you guys use to make the dancers silhouette?

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-K8memphis Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 4:30pm
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i would get some black fondant from the cake deco store and knead in one of two substances


  • tylose also available at same store a teaspoon or two per pound maybe
  • cornstarch like 1/3 cup per pound give or take


then knead it in real real good


roll it out  maybe 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick and cut your silhouette out with an exacto or whatever


let them dry flat for several days--you should be fine


you could make two thinner ones for each one and splice them together with royal icing or melted chocolate and insert a popsicle stick in there to help it stand up--again let it dry real good--you could either let the edges go as is or pipe around them or apply a ribbon depending on the intricacy of the design--ooohh you could sprinkle the edges with edible glitter too (paint with loosened egg white first and dip in glitter)


how large are your templates?


you good with the disco ball?

Andreafk Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 10:00pm
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Thanks so much for your suggestion! I think I'm good with the disco ball. I just have to decide whether I want to use crispie treats to make it or just get a styrofoam ball and spray paint it. 

I've never used tylose beofre. What is it for? 

-K8memphis Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 10:06pm
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it makes fondant dry hard/crispier--it turns it into a gum paste that dries and holds it's shape well but has stretch (before it dries)

tbwright91 Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 8:28pm
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Can you post pics u had?  I am doing a cake for my niece and I had similar ideas as you that I am trying to put together.  thanks!

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