How To Make Characters On This Cake?

Decorating By bakernoob Updated 13 Apr 2014 , 2:55am by icingimages

bakernoob Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 9:37pm
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Hi! I'm very new to this and have been making cakes for family and friends.  Can anyone tell me how the characters on this cake were made? Or what they are? Maybe this is a dumb question. Sorry, but thanks in advance :-)


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1nonlyqueen Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 8:36am
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These are The Bubble Guppies !!


I have a feeling these are just edible prints which were then placed on white fondant. Then the characters were cut around. 


I usually go print edible images at the cake supplies store by my house but if you're unable to find a place near you then you could get custom prints at 


Hope I was able to help!!!

doramoreno62 Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 9:14am
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It is exactly what 1nolyqueen says, except that I would use Gumpaste instead of fondant. It dries harder and keeps it's shape. I do this all the time.


11" round frosted in Pastry Pride. Stars, Scooby and the mystery machine van are edible images mounted on a gumpaste plaque. Cheeseburger is fondant and dog collar is modeling chocolate

doramoreno62 Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 9:18am
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Here is another



bakernoob Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 4:01pm
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Oh wow that seems so obvious now!! Thank you all for your answers :D Very cute cakes 

  • doramoreno62. 

bakernoob Posted 5 Apr 2014 , 4:52pm
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  • doramoreno62 I meant to ask what you use to cut the fondant to the shape you need and how to adhere it to the cake then? Thanks :-)
doramoreno62 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 8:50am
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Here is how I do it.

I print the character on edible paper using my edible image printer to the size I want. Then I trim it. Next I roll gumpaste kind of thin, I don't like them to look to bulky. Probably about 1/8" thin.

Next I lightly brush the area on the gumpaste where the cut out will lay with water. Using my clean finger I rub the wet area in small circles making sure the area is sticky. DO NOT SOAK WITH WATER! This may dissolve the image or smear the ink! Carefully place the image right side up on the sticky gumpaste. I use my gumpaste roller and pass it over the image very carefully. You can use your finger to make sure it sticks. Let sit for a few minutes, 5 minutes is fine.

Take your exacto knife and cut the gumpaste to the edge of the image. Let your image dry facing up for a few hours or overnight is best. Then flip it over and let the back side dry. You can now place it on our cake.

Good Luck!

icingimages Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 2:48am
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You can also use shortening to adhere the image, then there is no risk of using too much water or smearing the image. 

doramoreno62 Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 2:51am
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Thanks Debbie, that's a great tip. I will be using shortening from now on!

icingimages Posted 13 Apr 2014 , 2:55am
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Some people also use piping gel.  They just paint it on.  I like Crisco personally on fondant or gumpaste.

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