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I stumbled upon some beautiful cakes and would like to re-create one. Specifically the 4th down on the left that looks like a hexagon made from several "panels". Does anyone know how I would be able to do this or how long it would take?

 

http://www.sifbeth.dk/galleryda.html

post #2 of 23
ive never tried but this is what I would do.

Panels are fondant dried and the rectangles are cut out and criss crossed with either fondant or that gumpaste royal icing mix(i forget the name)
the middle is blue and white fondant not kneaded all the way and the the decor is fondant work and piping
post #3 of 23

I will have to disagree with Bakers Crush.  The cake is a round cake covered in marbled fondant.  The decorations are advanced Royal Icing techniques called run-outs and collars.  These take a great deal of practice and learning to get the royal icing just right.  

I'm sure there are many books out there but the one I have by Eddie Spence shows all these techniques.  I know there are CC members that do this type of work with great skill and I hope one of them will chime in to give you further guidance.

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post #4 of 23

I have an old fashioned book that is full of RI cakes and I too would have to say that they are decorated using various RI techniques. They are very impressive!

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post #5 of 23

If you click on the photo it will take you to her site where she has a book available to download on royal icing techniques.

post #6 of 23

Let me change that to if you click on the tutorials heading it will take you to the English section.

post #7 of 23
Jw I thought thats what I said. Marble fondant kneading and royal icing techniques.
post #8 of 23

Those cakes are beautifully done!!! Wow!! 

post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Bakers Crush View Post

Jw I thought thats what I said. Marble fondant kneading and royal icing techniques.

 

I was referring to the "panels are fondant dried".  This sounded like you were referring to a paneling technique which this cake does not use.  As far as the other, I thought it would be good to use the terms Marbled fondant, RI Run-outs and Collars in case myobsession wanted to look up how to do the techniques.  It would be easier for her to know the terms for the techniques and I didn't see those terms used in your original post. 

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post #10 of 23
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Thank you everyone. @cazza1 I will check her book out. @bubs1stbirthday Do you still have the name of the book? @JWinslow I hope they will chime in too, but until then I will Google these terms you've mentioned. Do you know what the title of the Eddie Spence book?
post #11 of 23

The Eddie Spence book:  The Art of Royal Icing

  http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Royal-Icing-World-class/dp/1905113153/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383494957&sr=8-1&keywords=royal+icing+book

 

I suggest finding a used one in good condition as the new ones have sky-rocked in price unless you can find a better source. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1905113153/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&sr=8-1&qid=1383494957

 

I am sure there are other good books and tutorials out there but I am no expert in RI which is why I am still hoping someone who has done this type of work will chime in.  I'm sorry I'm not more help.

 

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post #12 of 23
I did raised panels around a cake like that once. It was actually fairly easy. Just time consuming, and tedious.
I recently saw the collaring in a book, but can't for the life f me remember what book. Was it The Well Decorated Cake?? I'll have to look.
post #13 of 23

I also found this video on a making a collar.  Not the same design as the pretty cakes you posted but a good starting point :smile:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgkwX-uOK4c

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post #14 of 23
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@JWinslow Surprisingly the new ones are cheaper but don't be sorry, you have been such a great help to me. Great video too. @IAmPamCakes Did you make your own template? How long did it take to pipe the panel? How long did it take to dry? Do you have a picture you would like to share?
post #15 of 23
We found a template in an old Wilton yearbook, then changed it slightly for the style we wanted. Piped out the panels, let dry overnight. The next morning, I had to build up RI around the edges of where the panels would go on the cake, waiting for each layer to set before adding the next. It didn't take too long.
Then, on the last buildup layer, I attached the panels while the RI was wet.
Unfortunately, I don't have pictures because shortly after making that cake, I ceased working at that place. I missed out on a lot of pictures of my work at that place. The owner got all the credit for everything I did, even if she couldn't do it herself. No wonder she's out of business.
Sorry, I get a little bitter thinking about that place.
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