Some advice please on this cake

Decorating By Cakejeanie Updated 9 Feb 2014 , 7:14pm by Cakejeanie

Cakejeanie Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 9:52am
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I'd like to create a cake like the one below (Sorry the photo is massive, I don't know how to make it smaller). How do you make the green leafy bits sticking out above the orange and red squares? How do you make them all the same size? 




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enga Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 10:36am
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I guess I would roll out the fondant to that same thickness ,use the shape of a small ruler to make them all uniform and cut with a pizza cutter. Maybe take a a large heart shaped cookie cutter and use the pointed end to make the shape on the end of each strip. They wouldn't have to be to long since the top layer would cover them. 


You could make a ring imprint with the same pan size as the top layer and cut away the excess fondant so it would set neatly on top of the leaves. HTH

Cakejeanie Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 1:25pm
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Thanks Enga. You've made it sound dead easy to do! 

howsweet Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 4:05pm
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AI assume you noticed they aren't cut with parallel edges.

Cakejeanie Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 4:36pm
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howsweet, actually no I hadnt noticed. I think I'll make a paper template and cut each green strip using a template. I'll have to make the cakes first and stack then I'll have a good idea what size these strips have to be.

enga Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 6:31pm
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Maybe take a a large heart shaped cookie cutter and use the pointed end to make the shape (insert "pointed edge" here) on the end of each strip.


I don't know, I guess I could have explained it better but any who......Good luck Cakejeanie, please post pics!

DeniseNH Posted 10 Jan 2014 , 10:29pm
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Because you're putting square shapes (backs of the pointed edge) onto a round cake, you'll need to slightly bevel each side of the back of the point, to get them to fit together properly.  Hope I explained it correctly.  It would go like this.  Point,slightly beveled sides the back blunt edge.

enga Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 12:00am
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enga Posted 11 Jan 2014 , 3:35am
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You could make a template of a pentagonal pyramid. I just thought since the top layer was going to covering most of it anyway, the overlapping wouldn't matter.


The beveled edges would make it seamless too.


Or you could stay true to the Sonic video game background and alternate light green and dark green colored leaves around the edge of the cake made with a leafed shaped cookie cutter,lol.


Happy Baking!

Cakejeanie Posted 19 Jan 2014 , 11:40am
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Thank you everyone. I (as always) really appreciate the help. I'll try to post a photo as soon as cake is done (due on the 4th of Feb), so I'm crossing fingers I manage!

enga Posted 8 Feb 2014 , 9:12pm
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Cakejeanie I think you did a wonderful job! I for one am new to making figurines and when they are top heavy, I secure them with small wooden skewers dipped in tylose water.


As far a making them secure for travel, I think I would do exactly the same thing you did. And your Sonic came out pretty good to me ;-D

Cakejeanie Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 9:07am
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AEnga, thank you. I've made very few standing figures so they are still very hard work at the moment. Makes me wonder how tbey make the ones that stand on one leg! I should look for tutorials for those for future reference but sticking to two feet firmly planted on the ground for now lol

Claire138 Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 1:25pm
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So so cute!

Cakejeanie Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 3:49pm
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AThanks Claire 138. It would have been cuter with a smaller Sonic which was the original plan. But hey ho we live and learn! :)

Claire138 Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 7:10pm
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I agree.

Cakejeanie Posted 9 Feb 2014 , 7:14pm
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ACWR41, I'm actually happy with how it all turned out- just some things niggle! I do have to learn to move on and think of the next project (a castle & dinosaur cake in March- yay)! Thanks for all the lovely comments :)

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