AHey guys im new here ! I have to make an MNMs cake with the fondant being the four different colours! Its goin to b a round cake but has to hav the four colours in triangle shapes cOvering the entire cake! Can neone give ne ideas On how to do that? Thankuuu

To start with, does the cake have to be round? Would be simpler, IMO, to do triangles on a square cake. You can cover your cake in fondant apply triangle shapes of fondant in your 4 colors. You can also make your own template if you don't have cutters.

Have you played with a pattern using colored paper or on a drawing program?

Jeanne

AYes the cake has to be round!

Im nt sure how to cut the fondant the exact triangle size

Ahttp://www.google.com/search?q=m%26m's+cake&client=safari&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=fYqYUZ-cDcSM4ATT4oEw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=320&bih=416#biv=i%7C186%3Bd%7CqBwakX-8sjJ-AM%3A

A[IMG]http://www.google.com/search?q=m%26m's+cake&client=safari&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=fYqYUZ-cDcSM4ATT4oEw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=320&bih=416#biv=i%7C186%3Bd%7CqBwakX-8sjJ-AM%3A[/IMG]

AOh man!! I copied the link of the pic n it copied the entire google search lol.. I'll try once again

Math is your friend.

If you bake a 6" round cake, once you get it iced/fondanted, it will likely be about 7" in diameter. The Circumference will then be 7 X 3.14 = 21.98"

So, lets just work with 22". Food is never that perfect.

Let's say you wanted 8 triangles. 22 / 8 = 2.75" Therefore you'd use your computer (or a pencil and ruler) to draw a triangle with a 2.75" base and whatever height you need. Make a template and cut the fondant triangles.

Using an even number makes it easy to apply to a round cake. One at the noon, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions, then one in between each of those.

And this is why high school math is important in the real world.

PS I have no idea what a MNM cake is and can't see you picture, but this is how to figure out triangles for the base of a round cake.

I'm assuming it's the cake with the four triangles on an 8 inch cake is what you are referring to. Definitely use math as Leah has laid out.

Circumference divided by 4 is your triangle base. Measure from the center of the cake to the base will give you your triangle height. Now you have 3 points to create your triangles. You will also notice that there are m&ms between each triangle. This is where to quote Leah_S "food is never perfect" , the decorations come in :)

AThanku soo much fr all ur help! N yes im talking abt that four triangle cake :) I'll def post how it came out :)

I think I would cover half the round cake in one color fondant, the other half in another color fondant. Then I would cut two triangle pieces of fondant in the remaining colors and lay over the seams where the base layer of fondant meets. That way you won't have to worry about joining four separate seams. And, you will be covering the one seam that does run down the center of the cake, very forgiving.

**savannahquinn**

I think I would cover half the round cake in one color fondant, the other half in another color fondant. Then I would cut two triangle pieces of fondant in the remaining colors and lay over the seams where the base layer of fondant meets. That way you won't have to worry about joining four separate seams. And, you will be covering the one seam that does run down the center of the cake, very forgiving.

Gosh! I was thinking the same, the reason why i didnt voice it was, then there will be a minute height difference (extra fondant on top) easier way though

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