The Top Tier

Decorating By manomi Updated 27 Sep 2014 , 2:43pm by manomi

manomi Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 3:42pm
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Hi everyone,

Can anyone help me with the top tier of this cake? My questions are:

- Do you think I should use brown sugar or crushed graham crackers?

- Best way to stick sugar or crackers to fondant?

-Also what is the best tool to indent the heart and the initials?

 

Thank you so much in advance!

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thecakewitch Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 4:41pm
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AI would cover the cake first with brown fondant then either crushed graham or brown sugar, making sure the color of fondant and cg/bs is similar. I would use light corn syrup thinned out with water to make it stick. Or if you have airbrush, you can airbrush the brown color after. Any pointed tool or even toothpick can make that heart.

manomi Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 4:47pm
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Thank you :) I hadn't thought of corn syrup! Okay so would you indent before applying the sugar or after?

thecakewitch Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 4:54pm
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Thank you :) I hadn't thought of corn syrup! Okay so would you indent before applying the sugar or after?

Yes. Then clean it up again after.

manomi Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 5:24pm
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Thanks! :)

thecakewitch Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 6:36pm
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AYou're welcome.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 7:09pm
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I would probably use the graham crackers...that way you don't have to deal with humidity being an issue.  For this type application a 2:1 ratio of water to corn syrup works well......piping gel also works well as an adhesive....warm it a bit in the microwave to make it more fluid first.

manomi Posted 26 Sep 2014 , 7:59pm
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Got it :) Thanks!

sannalee Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 10:16am
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Im new so unsure about posting links but the cake blog has a sand "recipe" using cake scraps

 

http://thecakeblog.com/2014/06/what-to-do-with-cake-scraps.html

manomi Posted 27 Sep 2014 , 2:43pm
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thats a great idea! Thanks :)

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