I'm finally making my laptop cake for my brother in law. I had intended to make it look like the silver laptop was sitting on a black desk, but a miscalculation has meant that the cake is not big enough to make this work.
So instead I am going to have a single tier cake made of 2 layers, the top layer will be covered in grey fondant painted silver and the bottom one will be a covered with a black fondant band.
I'd still like to make it look like the laptop is separate from the desk, so I want the silver fondant will curve into the cake and the black one will curve out.
Rather than this:
Any ideas how to achieve this?
Thanks for replying AnnieCahill, but that link didn't help me. I'm looking for help on making the cake layers appear separate (as if they were separate tiers) rather than having a smooth cake.
Sorry, I kind of blew through your post. Is there a reason you can't cover each cake separately and do it that way?
What you could do is build up the buttercream on the sides, then either freeze it or refrigerate it so it's rock hard. Then start carving through your buttercream to create the shape you want on the sides. Then you should only need to cut strips of fondant to cover those areas. That's the best I can come up with.
AThanks. I never considered carving bc. Mine is always so soft.
AYep mine is too but when it's refrigerated it's rock hard. My recipe uses all butter.
I think your best bet would probably be to the carve the cake itself into that shape. You will need to make it a pretty dramatic indentation in order for the shape to show through the buttrcream and fondant.