Bean123 Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 2:17pm
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How is the circus tent made?? any suggestions/advice would be appreciated! thanks!

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sixinarow Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 10:39pm
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Do you have a picture? There's a lot of different ways to make a circus tent, it kind of depends on what type of a look you are going for..need more info!

Bean123 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 11:23pm
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AI attached a picture...its the second photo. Can you not see it??

bikemom3 Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 11:58pm
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ASorry no picture . I made one not too long ago....it's in with my photos . If that is what you have in mind...be gad to help

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2918531/buttercream-iced-circus-with-fondant-accents-gumpaste-animals-was-lots-of-fun-to-do-tfl/

sixinarow Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 12:22am
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I attached a picture...its the second photo. Can you not see it??

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Bean123 Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 12:11pm
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http://catchmyparty.com/blog/tag/circus-tent

 

scroll down and you will find the cake I'm looking at

bikemom3 Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 8:19pm
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ABean to make my tent I used 3, 6" round cakes so if you need larger you will need to adjust sizes

Cut a 10 round circle from poster board or card stock. Cut a slit half way. Roll into a cone. Use your pan to check and see if you have enough over hang for your tent.Tape or staple I then covered the cardboard with parchment paper. Then roll out a circle of fondant (mix withe tylose!) the same size. Drape over your cone template and trim around the bottom. Let dry a day or so

Bake, stack, fill and ice your cakes. add stripes in contrasting color.

Gently remove top from your cone template and place on top. Secure using some buttercream or royal icing.

Now you can use your cone or trace another paper circle and cut a pie shaped wedge. Use your stripe as a guide for how wide it is. Use this wedge as a template to cut out fondant. Gently apply fondant to cone lining up with the stripes below. Start from point smoothing downward. Trim bottom if needed.

I added the scalloped edge by cutting circles in half and attaching hem with piping gel.

Hope this helps and makes sense! Lol! :grin:

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