I Need Help For Curved Cakes

Decorating By SMZA Updated 25 Apr 2014 , 3:46pm by -K8memphis

SMZA Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 11:40pm
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I need to make a superman birthday cake for my child but curved one with the muscles and hands and even the head I know its a challenge he adore superman and I want to make him happy if anyone can help how can I start such a cake or learn through online with payment,thanks in advance

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AZCouture Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 11:58pm
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AWhat type of experience do you have under your belt already? It's not that technical of a project, it can be sculpted from one big stack of cakes (with several stops for support every 5 inches or so.) I mean it's not gonna be easy, but it's a doable project.

AZCouture Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 11:59pm
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AAssuming the cape is going to be cake, otherwise the arms will be another story.

SMZA Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 10:09am
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AThank you so much for your kindness,really for my experience in curving a cake is zero I can make any shape with fondant but not with the cake that's the problem,so I don't know from where to start curving that shape and how many cakes I should use and cake shapes sheet or round ,also can I use sponge cake with any kind of cream or not, so I think I need to watch an online videos to learn as in my country no one advanced in that part,if u can help me please

AZCouture Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 2:28pm
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AProbably need to watch a video yes. It would take a whole lotta explaining to break that down step by step. I don't think I could explain it really, I would just...start working on it.

-K8memphis Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 2:36pm
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one way would be to use the wilton shaped character pan and cut it up and stack it to get it vertical--or just use the pan flat as it is designed--or build a cake underneath that looks like a ramp taller at one end and place the wilton superman cake on top of that so it is easier to view but not all the way laying down or standing up--


it is quite a learning curve to jump into a full blown sculpture like that--that is something you would work toward as has been suggested--


best baking to you

-K8memphis Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 2:49pm
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this one of the full torso:




and you can pipe the icing on --


then for smbc--spatula out the lines as best you can then chill and use the warmth of your hand to remove all spatula traces--


for abc use a brand new smooth towel folded up to pat the surface to erase the piping lines--


you could use fondant but you would probably loose the detail--


if you got him vertical to nearly vertical-- you could use a foam ball for the head --


these could be steps to use to get you going in the direction of a full blown sculpture--

SMZA Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 3:25pm
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AThanks to all of you for your advises to me I think I ll go for the pan for now , but where can I learn curving cakes through online

-K8memphis Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 3:46pm
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i don't know about online but if you ever get a chance to take bronwen webber's class on her two foot tall clown, chef, santa claus or whatever flavor she composes her 2-foot tall sculpture class--TAKE IT--it's several hundreds of dollars--so worth it--it's everything you'll need to do this plus more


so there's probably other classes but that's one anyhow--


best baking and sculpting to you!

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