Upside Down Umbrella Cake

Decorating By acakedecorator Updated 8 Apr 2013 , 12:55am by acakedecorator

acakedecorator Posted 7 Apr 2013 , 7:10pm
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I saw this cake on Cake Wrecks' Sunday Sweets and I fell in love with the top tier...the upside down umbrella:

http://www.cakewrecks.com/display/ShowImage?imageUrl=/storage/5478896783_90588bc3e1_b.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1365293981216

My question is, what are your thoughts on how to execute it? My guess is to use half of the sports ball pan for the cake, and a fondant covered dowel for the handle. But where I am stuck is how to get the fondant to stay upright over the edge of the cake...and ideas? Thanks!

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AndreasCakes Posted 7 Apr 2013 , 7:25pm
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I agree with the half ball pan for the cake. Turn the ball so that the flat side is down, elevate it, and drape a fondant/gumpaste mix over it. Cut to shape, let dry, turn back over?

 

 

Just my guess

Omas Cakes Posted 7 Apr 2013 , 7:59pm
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AHere's the link to one done using a bowl for the pan, and a vase/jar to hold it while the fondant dried. www.cutest-baby-shower-ideas.com/umbrella-cake-for-a-baby-shower.html HTH

kazita Posted 7 Apr 2013 , 8:10pm
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AAbsolutely an adorable cake

acakedecorator Posted 7 Apr 2013 , 11:02pm
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AndreasCakes - Good idea, thanks!

 

Omas Cakes - Thanks for the link!

Omas Cakes Posted 7 Apr 2013 , 11:38pm
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AYou're welcome, post pictures if you decide to make it please!

acakedecorator Posted 8 Apr 2013 , 12:55am
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Originally Posted by Omas Cakes 

You're welcome, post pictures if you decide to make it please!

 



I definitely will! My list of cakes I want to make keeps getting longer, but hopefully it won't take too long to get to this one!

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