nvgal480 Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 10:47pm

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Hi,

My granddaughter is requesting an ice castle cake - like the one in frozen. I haven't a clue about how to make translucent ice panels. any ideas?

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bubs1stbirthday Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 11:01pm

I don't know what the actual castle looks like but I am wondering if you could do something with hard candy. If you could get some that are translucent could you make something like stained glass biscuits but in the shape you need? If you can't get clear lollies maybe you could make some clear hard toffee and pour and set it in the shape you need?

Bakers Crush Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 11:35pm

AHow about making it the normal way and making the outside white and make it look like a snowy ice castle.

costumeczar Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 11:53pm

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How about making it the normal way and making the outside white and make it look like a snowy ice castle.

That's what I would do, because using a lot of sugar or isomalt is going to end up in a cake that you can't cut. You might want to make some sugar icicles or something like that, but I wouldn't do the whole thing using cooked sugar.

nvgal480 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 12:19am

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I was planning on a very light blue fondant over three tiers. Then cover the cakes with sugar ice panels that come up above the next layer. Then I was going to use little light bulbs to get it to glow.

nvgal480 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 12:21am

A[SIZE=3][/SIZE] I just don't know how to do the ice panels. I would remove them before cutting the cake, of course.

costumeczar Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 12:42pm

AIf you use panels of sugqr they're going to be pretty big and heavy, depending on the size of the cake. To make them you'd just pour the cooked sugar onto a mat and let it cool off, but you'd have to shape it either by using silicone formers for the edges or by trimming the sugar before it gets too hard to cut.

nvgal480 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 4:02pm

AI have never heard of silicone formers. Is there a website where I can learn about how to do that? I was planning on 8, 6, & 4 inch rounds.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 6:15pm
costumeczar Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 8:50pm

ooh, rounds is a different issue,  I was thinking that you were doing squares. I was going to mess around with putting isomalt on round cakes this week, but I wouldn't recommend poured sugar as a way to cover an entire round cake side unless you've worked with it enough to know what it does and doesn't do. I'd just stick with the fondant and some pearl dust or sanding sugars to give the icy effect.

candmarie Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 1:49am

I just did a frozen cake for my niece, and I decided to try using marshmallow cream whipped with a little corn syrup for the snow dripping down the side. The end result? It turned out cool! The marshmallow had a really smooth and shiney surface! I wonder if it would look like ice if you colored it light blue and poured it over the whole cake? You might want to try a few things out to see if they work. I realize that hard candy is really hot, but could you pour it over fondant while in the liquid stage without making a huge mess? Just a thought. 

costumeczar Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:42am

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I just did a frozen cake for my niece, and I decided to try using marshmallow cream whipped with a little corn syrup for the snow dripping down the side. The end result? It turned out cool! The marshmallow had a really smooth and shiney surface! I wonder if it would look like ice if you colored it light blue and poured it over the whole cake? You might want to try a few things out to see if they work. I realize that hard candy is really hot, but could you pour it over fondant while in the liquid stage without making a huge mess? Just a thought. 

You could do that. I was attaching isomalt to fondant today and melting it with a torch to make it stick.

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