youniquetreats Posted 9 Apr 2013 , 5:35pm
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AHello all! I have my first cake order and I need your help! I'm really a cupcake maker, but would live to get into cakes! My first order is an Eiffel tower cake for a baby shower. I saw a few threads on here about this topic, but their cakes don't look quite like what I need! I don't know how to stack or decorate the cake! PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks in advance! Here is what my customer is looking for[URL]http://thevegasweddingplanner.com/2009/10/12/wedding-cakes-color/[/URL]

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PLAmom Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 3:03pm
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icon_biggrin.gifjust my opinion  : 

 

1.  Looks like 4 square cakes for base layer, crumb coat, chilled then shaped for that tapered look. Frosted then covered in the fondant. (Don't forget wooden dowels to support top layers) 

Add strips of black fondant for the "iron" look.

(I put in fridge until need it some say don't put fondant in refrig.)

 

 

2. Each round layer is separately covered in fondant (on cake board) and then black fondant cut into the stripes for the "iron" work. Make sure to put support dowels in each layer. 

 

3.Stack all layers and place 1 dowl from top all the way down to the bottom to secure when you are completely done. (I usually sharpen one end slightly so that I can hammer from top down and go through the boards easily)

 

Hope this helps thumbs_up.gif

BeesKnees578 Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 3:35pm
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Addition to the great advice above, maybe you could use a diamond impression mat, if you have one, to guide your black fondant strips placement.  It will look quite off if they don't line up perfectly.  No pressure there!

 

Also, I have an herb cutter that cuts thin strips nicely.  I don't know who makes it off-hand, but it has a green handle and it's a roller with many blades that makes quick work for things like those thin strips.  If that doesn't make sense to you, I can snap a pic and send it to you.  Just PM me.

 

Good luck!

PLAmom Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 3:42pm
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Can you order that cutter from global Sugar Art or somewhere like that? I have that plastic one from Wilton that you can change sizes etc.... but it would be nice to have one that cuts several exactly the same. Thank you.

BeesKnees578 Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 3:49pm
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Originally Posted by PLAmom 

Can you order that cutter from global Sugar Art or somewhere like that? I have that plastic one from Wilton that you can change sizes etc.... but it would be nice to have one that cuts several exactly the same. Thank you.


I think I actually got it at the grocery store.  Similar to this link (hoping it works): 

 

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://affordables4u.com/catalog/images/herb%2520cutter%2520roller.jpg&imgrefurl=http://affordables4u.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id%3D1356&h=158&w=263&sz=8&tbnid=fdSGtdMBm62yzM:&tbnh=72&tbnw=120&zoom=1&usg=__8Fvw7m6ozOO8r-y8g8Cl-30wWnk=&docid=ZbFIpXaAvUzn2M&sa=X&ei=M9tmUeGlGY7i4AOp8YDwAQ&ved=0CG0Q9QEwBA&dur=3135

 

You could maybe also use a fettucini cutter if you have a pasta maker?

PLAmom Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 5:25pm
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Thank you ;-)

youniquetreats Posted 18 Apr 2013 , 1:29am
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AThanks for the info guys. I'm going to look into your suggestions. I will post a picture of the finished product.

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