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post #16 of 26
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cool, thanks for the tips everyone!

scrummymummy: that was what i was thinking of doing but wasn't sure if that's what people did lol So that's good

Cathy24: That is WAY too nice but thank-you so much!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #17 of 26
I understand about placing the cake on the fondant edge and then trimming. What I am not getting is after you have trimmed the fondant and place it on the wax paper you then fold over the top of what is left after it's trimmed? What I have done is just put the fondant through the pasta machine, trimmed it to fit the sides of the cake, roll it up, and then unroll that around the cake. After that I cut out a circle for the top, placed that on and then trimmed as needed and fixed the join or covered it with a band of fondant using the extruder or used a crimper.
post #18 of 26
8 inches tall and 4 inches round?? Sounds like you'll have trouble with it standing straight more than anything>>> I have bad luck wrapping one on the side only. I go up to about 2 foot before i worry but thats covered in a single sheet over the side... The problem with 8 inches of fondant is weight!!! with nothing to support it over the top, I forsee it sliding down and bunching up on you!!. If you work very very carefully and cover it in a fairly thin layer you should be able to do it from the top. I just don't know how to keep it stable being so skinny and so tall... is there anyway you can do a stack of 2 4 x4 " cakes? I personally wouldn't even try it as nobody wants to be delivering a leaning, squashing cake. let me know how it works out for you!
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post #19 of 26
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Oh no it's for my cousins birthday so not an order, like an additional cake. It was just for an idea i had, not 100% set in stone so i can change the idea but i just wanted to give it a go.

I was thinking about stacking 4- 2inch high cakes stacked and maybe a dowel down the middle, i could always make it wider if i wanted anyway,
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post #20 of 26
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I did it!

I ended up doing it 7" high and 4 1/2" wide. I ended up doing the wrapping method and what i did was roll it out into a long rectangle and then put a napkin on the top (to stop it sticking or squishing cose wasn't sure) then rolled in up onto my rolling pin and then stood it up and wrapped it around the cake smoothing as i went along.

It didn't slide down or anything even though i used buttercream, it did got a teeny bit wavy at some sides cose of the buttercream but really not too bad.

I ended up carving circles from a high sheet cake and then stacking them up, frosting between and then 1 dowel down the middle.

Here it is if you are interested, thanks for your help guys!

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post #21 of 26
It looks great!
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post #22 of 26
You did a wonderful job. I love the little mouse sitting on the top, she is adorable.
post #23 of 26
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thanks!!
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post #24 of 26
It turned out beautifully! May I ask if it's fabric on top (the "jar topper") or fondant? Great job!
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post #25 of 26
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it's fabric ontop cose i thought it made it more relistic icon_smile.gif
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post #26 of 26
Adorable!!
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