I am doing a 10 inch cake with a small heart cake on the top. I want to tip the heart on it's side instead of a regular tier on top.
I was thinking that if I use a firm ganache and a fondant cover that it would hold together pretty well.
Then I could put it on it's side and secure it with a couple of skewers thru both cakes (with proper support underneath). What do you think? Will the ganache and fondant hold it together?
ANo, it's an illusion. Nothing is tipped on it's side persay, just looks like it. You carve it normally, probably use some foam for the higher part of the heart, to offset the weight on the side that's got nothing supporting it. I hope I make sense. It's the best way to.ensure stability, building it normally.
so you;re saying carve the bottom of the heart and add a carved styro piece on the top?
AActually, no, just the opposite. I'd build up the base with styro, so I could anchor that into the board. Real cake on top.
AActually...I'm not sure. I figure that stuff out when it'sin front of me, makes more sense to my brain and can vvisualize the curves and where it needs to.balance, etc. Yeesh.
LOL ooooh, so you just do it like I do... LOLOL
AYeah! I'm really visual and just put the process together while I'm looking at everything. And excuse my horrible grammar and general mistypings, my keyboard and thumbs are not cooperating with eaceother today.
when it comes to geometry i'm very tactile. i have to manipulate it to understand it.
i found this picture and now i think i understand.
thank you for your help!
AThat's cool! Yeah, ummm, math and I don't mix. I let my programs do all my pricing stuff, and after that, I have to ask the hubby to solve equations and stuff like that for me. Yeesh, no math for me!
I thought I saw a pic in the CC gallery a few months back where the baker took a real heart shaped cake and put it on it's side. I had PM'd her and asked her how she did it because it intrigued me and I was wanting to do it for my niece's bridal shower cake. I need to look it up again and practice it because I really want to do it for her and I'll need it by June 9th. If possible, I'd prefer to do it with all real cake instead of fake cake. Time will tell, however!
It's just always going to be more structurally soundif it's just an illusion though. That's what I consider when approaching these things. It may look like it's turned over, but the cake is just as straight up and down with it's layers and whatnot as a regular cake. I don't know, I'd worry if I did it any other way.
I definitely understand that, and I'm not that experienced in cake decorating, so it's something I won't be able to accomplish right now. I'd sure like to try some day, though.