Adding 3D Figures To The Side Of A Fondant Cake.

Decorating By t4h3r4 Updated 14 Jan 2014 , 3:08pm by -K8memphis

t4h3r4 Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 1:24pm
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Hi,

 

Firstly please bear with me as I know what is it that I want to know but I'm not sure if I'll be able to explain it out loud. 

 

I'm planning to make a 3 tier Honey bee themed fondant cake with 3d figures attached to it. I've made fondant covered cakes a few times before and I've added flat shapes/letters to it. But this time I want to add 3d figures. I know you can add them using tylo/water etc but what I'm confused about is how to add the figure to the cake so it looks like a part of the cake instead of attached to it. I've probably just confused the heck out of you. Maybe this picture will help:

 

 

See how the windmill is flushed against the cake with no space in between the cake and itself? That's what I want to achieve but with a beehive.

 

The precise thing that's confusing me is do I make the beehive and attach it straight away so I can push it flushed against the cake but then how long do i need to leave it to dry or do I make it, let it dry and then attach it but will it be flushed against the cake as the beehive will have a flat back and the cake will be at a curvature?

 

I won't be surprised if none of that made sense but I hope some when can help me.

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LizzieAylett Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 2:26pm
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You could pop some greaseproof paper on the outside of your tin and put your beehive on that - that way it will dry  with the right curvature.

-K8memphis Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 2:29pm
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you just want to make it with a flat side--and push that side up against the cake--so lay it on the flat side to dry--but you do want to be sure that your fondant will dry nice & crisp  hold it's shape--i just wrote some ideas about this in another post...brb...

 

couple ideas in here for you maybe 

http://cakecentral.com/t/767170/what-should-i-be-using-to-make-a-soild-cake-topper-and-how-long-in-advange-do-i-make-them

t4h3r4 Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 2:58pm
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Originally Posted by LizzieAylett 
 

You could pop some greaseproof paper on the outside of your tin and put your beehive on that - that way it will dry  with the right curvature.

Now why didn't i think of that!!!!

t4h3r4 Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 3:01pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

you just want to make it with a flat side--and push that side up against the cake--so lay it on the flat side to dry--but you do want to be sure that your fondant will dry nice & crisp  hold it's shape--i just wrote some ideas about this in another post...brb...

 

couple ideas in here for you maybe 

http://cakecentral.com/t/767170/what-should-i-be-using-to-make-a-soild-cake-topper-and-how-long-in-advange-do-i-make-them

 

I think laying it flat would be right if I was to add it to the top of the cake but for the side depending on the length of my beehive I need it to curve along with the cake or else the sides of the beehive will stick out.

-K8memphis Posted 14 Jan 2014 , 3:08pm
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Originally Posted by t4h3r4 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

you just want to make it with a flat side--and push that side up against the cake--so lay it on the flat side to dry--but you do want to be sure that your fondant will dry nice & crisp  hold it's shape--i just wrote some ideas about this in another post...brb...

 

couple ideas in here for you maybe 

http://cakecentral.com/t/767170/what-should-i-be-using-to-make-a-soild-cake-topper-and-how-long-in-advange-do-i-make-them

 

I think laying it flat would be right if I was to add it to the top of the cake but for the side depending on the length of my beehive I need it to curve along with the cake or else the sides of the beehive will stick out.

 

 don't do it that way then ;)

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