Help! I have searched..

Business By punkin90 Updated 1 Mar 2014 , 10:00pm by punkin90

punkin90 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 1:29am
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Can anyone please help please? I have searched to find out if there is an easy way to get the strips of fondant onto the cake instead of placing them on one by one. I am planning on using a clay extruder for the rainbow stripes. I can find the cake but no instructions or tutorials. Any ideas? Here is a picture. I hope you can see it. Thanks in advance!

 

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Sassyzan Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 2:27am
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AWaxed paper transfer might work, but I think it might flatten the extruded pieces a bit.

punkin90 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 3:00am
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AI thought about that but I have never done a wax paper transfer. I really don't want to do them one at a time. I was hoping there is an easier way.

Shazza65 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 3:01am
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That's a great cake. I made it last weekend for my work. It was way too tall, but everyone sure loved it, and, it made them poop colours.

I used a Play Doh toy to make the strips. It was tedious when I hadn't made enough and had to clean and change colours. It took ages putting them on one by one too. They broke or stretched when I tried wrapping them around. If I made it again, I'd put them onto a plastic mat then wrap it around the cake. That way they would be level and not dry out too much.

 

 

 

The grown men I work with turned into 5 year olds when they saw it!

punkin90 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 12:55pm
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ALove your cake! I hope mine turns out that well. Did you put the stripes over fondant or buttercream icing on the cake?

Shazza65 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 1:22pm
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AThanks punkin90. I'm struggling with a lot of the concepts of decorating, no matter how many tutorials I watch. The stripes are straight over buttercream. I didn't trim or level the cakes which probably didn't work in my favour to get level stripes, but it was fun to see it all come together. I used the white cake recipe from addapinch.com. Great texture and flavour .

punkin90 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 1:45pm
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A;-D Thanks! Does anyone else know of any way easier to do this?

Mel37 Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 2:08pm
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AI'd second the wax paper transfer method if it was me doing it, there's a great class on Craftsy which shows you how it works - a Jessica Harris one I think.

punkin90 Posted 1 Mar 2014 , 12:32pm
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I have purchased a few cake classes on Craftsy. I have some that I still need to watch :-o

punkin90 Posted 1 Mar 2014 , 10:00pm
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AThank you so much cakejeanie! That is what I was looking for. Was hoping there was something showing someone doing yhe stripes but hopefully I csn figure it out. You guys rock :D

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