Fondant Fancy Cake

Decorating By cobby50 Updated 6 Jun 2016 , 3:52pm by carolinecakes

cobby50 Posted 7 Jan 2016 , 3:38pm
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I need help making a 3 tiered wedding cake,each tier looks like the mr kipling fondant fancies but I'm not sure how to make the cases that they sit in 

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2016 , 8:42pm
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you can pour melted chocolate into muffin wrappers to make cases -- i don't know how big you need them to be but you might could also use coffee filters to make larger ones -- probably have to use several so it doesn't collapse -- but I've never used coffee filters for this and they might be too pourous -- cupcake wrappers do great though i have used those before -- 

and it looks like the cases are square -- you can buy square cases or you can just push them together to get the square shape or just bend them into square submission

that is if you meant those type of cases :)

cobby50 Posted 7 Jan 2016 , 9:27pm
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Thanks for you response hun but the 3 tiers will be 10, 8 and 6 inches?

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2016 , 11:47pm
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ok -- so could you describe the design a little more -- each tier will be one fondant fancy or a stack of fancies? idk -- I just offered two possible ways to make large and small cases -- there are huge coffee filters available if they are not too pourous --

sorry i guess i don't understand your design

cobby50 Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 7:14am
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The  3 tiers will be seperated,is there anyway to send you a picture of the cake. I will look for coffee filters thank you x

Apti Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 7:23am
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The easiest and most authentic-looking way would be to make panels out of parchment paper that has been folded into accordion pleats/folds.  Simple remove before cutting and serving.

Or you could make accordion folds out of white fondant.  You could make a straight sided panel for each side of the "square cake liner".  You will have to use gum paste to strengthen each panel.   You could join them together with royal icing or melted white chocolate. 

Since the panels would be gum paste (and not very tasty!), you'd have to remove the panels before each slice is served.

*Last edited by Apti on 8 Jan 2016 , 7:28am
cobby50 Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 7:49am
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Ok thank you will have a think,I have been looking for extra large cake liners but can only find 8 inch ones xx

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 11:22am
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8" cake liners should work -- you just need them to be deep enough -- I would cut them apart and make several panels like apti recommends --

*coffee filters are probably too pourous -- 

another idea is to fold silicone coated parchment into the fan shape and pour/cast melted chocolate onto it  -- that might work --

or are you just wanting to use the real paper ones? you should be able to fashion the 8" ones into the right sizes for the other tiers --

as far as posting pictures i don't know the board has been a little fragile lately -- but you could post a link in fact I'm gonna Google this...

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 11:28am
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hmm only 160 calories and a big cute pink elephant ... but only one 3 tier cake and it didn't have cases.... 

cobby50 Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 11:28am
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Thanks Hun I will have a little practice run 1st,and please let me know if you find out how to put pics on here xx

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 11:46am
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if the board is in a good mood you should be able to go to 'gallery' up there on the banner and follow the prompts to post a picture a perfect world -- I hope it works i'm so curious 

cobby50 Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 12:53pm
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Ok I will give it a go now thanks xx

cobby50 Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 12:59pm
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Hi Hun the photo has now been added to the gallery if you want to take a look xx

-K8memphis Posted 8 Jan 2016 , 8:05pm
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ohhh so cool! 

Apti Posted 9 Jan 2016 , 12:25am
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That is a very cute set up for a wedding.  If you look at the comment below your gallery image, CC  member MsG has provided an excellent answer.  After seeing the photo, the pleated 'liner' is definitely gum paste.  If you don't want to purchase square cake dummies (as suggested by MsG), you can turn your cake pans upside down and use those as the 'form' to create your gum paste "liner" for each cake.

Kakie Posted 6 Jun 2016 , 1:15pm
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Hi Cobby50, I am now trying to do exactly what you were doing in January (make a giant fondant fancy!) and wondered if you made it and how it turned out? DO you have an pictures or advice on how you made it??

Many Thanks.

carolinecakes Posted 6 Jun 2016 , 3:52pm
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Check out the link, there are some instructions.......HTH

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