Hi there, I am new to this forum and am hoping someone can possibly give me some advice. I am making a Little Miss Hug cake for my daughter's 4th birthday and am unsure as to what shape tin would be the best to use. Little Miss Hug is heart shaped but if I use a heart tin, she will be flat at the front and back whereas she needs to be rounded. I was thinking of using a hemisphere tin and putting one on top of the other to form a sphere and then sculpting the heart shape out of that. Suggestions?? Thanks :-)
If it was me I'd sandwich the heart tin between the sphere halves and carve.
Thanks Baker-ina! Why would you sandwich the heart in between? For easier sculpting?
Would do the same^^^ I thing she means to torte to have 3 or four layers of cake in order to put filling (buttercream, ganache or whatever you want to use).
I'm sorry, I just realized this needs to stand vertical and you'll fall apart that way. So scratch my advice. I suppose stacking / carving your sphere like you suggested would work well. What are planning for the feet? Small round?
No worries Baker-ina! I'll cut each hemisphere in half and ganache in between. Little Miss Hug is short so I was thinking of putting a couple of rods/dowels in to the setup board with a cake board on top for the first half sphere to sit on. I would then cover the rods/dowels with fondant. Do you think that would work?
That should work great. Be sure to post a picture it sounds adorable.
Thanks again for your advice ladies..I was extremely happy with the end result. I have tried uploading a couple of pictures but it's not working so I'll try again tomorrow :-)