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Stacking ring cake. Help please.

post #1 of 17
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I want to make a cake that resembles my daughter's stacking ring toy for her first birthday, but I've got lots of questions.

 

Here is a good example that I've found online.

http://www.parkescakes.co.uk/hoopla-toy-birthday-cake-parkes-cakes-west-midlands.html

 

I've never made a stacked cake before. Would it need some kind of support to stop it collapsing?

 

The toys are quite tall and not very wide. Would it be more sensible to make a wider shorter stack?

 

Also how do I make the cakes look ring shaped instead of disc shaped?

 

Thanks

post #2 of 17

no i don't think cakes need to make sense icon_biggrin.gift

 

that's part of their charm

 

i'd recommend that you watch some you tube videos on how to stack a cake

 

here's a link if it works

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=f9Kq4ajgGogC&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=doweling+a+cake&source=bl&ots=YtKjyss9Au&sig=CbJ0j8cbw-dYlNRE9aUaIhCXqB4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NYLwUP25KI_o8gTcg4CYDA&sqi=2&ved=0CFkQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=doweling%20a%20cake&f=false

 

for the rings you need to carve them out of cake to get that look

then cover with fondant

 

i think i might try them one ring at at time--that could be a crumbling nightmare to do two rings at once

 

not necessarily the easiest design for a newbie

 

i'd recommend using your favorite pound cake recipe

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post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply. I have carved frozen cake before. I'll try it with one cake first before baking the rest.

 

I'm wondering what size cakes to make. It's for 20 people. I thought maybe a 9 inch, 8 inch, 7, 6 and 5.

post #4 of 17

oh good this is not your first time with carving

 

y'know some cakes we make according to servings some we make for the profile

 

this is a profile cake

 

you might have plenty leftover but who is that ever a serious problem for y'know?

 

what i'd recommend is taking measurements of the real deal the toy itself and use that as your guide

 

rather than just the logical sounding pan size

 

consider making a pattern -- it frees you up to concentrate on other things later on

 

you might wanna consider baking a sheet cake in whatever size pan you have and cut circles out of that

 

12,000 different pathways huh

 

hope you get a chance to post a picture

 

hope all goes exceedingly well!!!

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post #5 of 17

and you asked about the ring shape

 

y'know once you cut the cakes the right sizes

 

the right circumference and the right corresponding height

 

they don't have to have the holes in the center like the real toy of course

 

and the fondant will take care of the rounding for you

 

and what a sweet project for baby's first

 

ask away if anything comes up

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post #6 of 17
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Thanks for your help K8memphis. Here is the finished article.

 

along with the original toy:

 

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post #7 of 17

Very, very cute, well done!!
 

post #8 of 17

 

!

awwwww

what a treasure

what a sweet idea

you did a perfect job

that's too sweet for words

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post #9 of 17

What an awesome idea and what a great job you did!!!!

post #10 of 17

WOW!! You did a great job!!!
 

post #11 of 17

I like it better than the picture you originally showed...Very CUTE!!!

post #12 of 17

I agree!! Yours is better!!icon_biggrin.gif

post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I had a lot of fun making the cake but I really need to work on applying fondant.

post #14 of 17

Good afternoon I need to make this cake can you give me some tips as to the sizing of rings and the shaping.. thank you in advance.

post #15 of 17

ritta -- read through the thread -- the info is in there -- best to you

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