HELP! A customer would like me to try to come up with a way to include this pattern on a cake. It's going to be a topsy-turvy with a big bow on top, but they want the bow solid pink. They suggested this pattern on the bottom and dots on top.
How can I do this? I need suggestions, tips, other ideas (?)
Should I just lay strips across each other or try to basketweave them? I have no idea how to basketweave.
Should I roll out a sheet of fondant, lay the strips on, and then wrap it around the tier like you would a chocolate transfer?
I would say just lay them directly on the cake. Cut all your strips with the different colors and start laying them. It may be easier then you think. Good luck, I bet it will be cute. Maybe someone else has done something like this and can help. Love those colors.
I think I'm just going to paint them on.
I just saw an Ace of Cakes episode where Mary Alice cut out squares of various degrees of each shade and connected them, rather than laying down strips.
I would paint it on. I would would first paint the pink since that looks like the most prominent color and once that Has dried I would go back and paint the other colors. Paint right over top of the pink where the lines intersect. (Hope that makes sense!)
Thanks for the tip! I will do a practice cake first!
Painting makes more sense. You won't get the color variations where the strips intersect if you use fondant strips. Practice painting on a piece of rolled out fondant.
yeah, painting would get the right look better than you would get with fondant strips. I did one with fondant strips, its in my photos. Its the red white and black topsy-turvy....Can't wait to see it!! Make sure you post it and let me know when you get done!!! Its going to be awesome!! I'm jealous of your cake order!! LOL
Thanks for the visual, Sarsi! I love your cakes!!
Yes, I'll post a pic when I'm done. It's not due until Oct 4th, I just wanted to get a head start on figuring it all out!
Not that I have any idea of what I am talking about LOL but I would paint it too. Did you see Aine2's video of how she did a Scottish tartan? It's the same theory: a plaid. And yep, she painted it.
I would say the EASIEST way would be to get an edible image or two made of it and apply them to the sides.
Geeez... I guess I'm relieved because doing a plaid design on a slanted cake (topsy turvy) would be tricky, but she's changed her mind .
She was concerned as to how the painted plaid on the bottom tier would look against the 2D polka dots on the top tier, so I sent her some photos to let her decide which she liked best. I fell in love with the floral design on jaklotz' cake, so I asked if she'd rather have that than dots.
Well, I included SugarCreation's cake with "baby" imprinted on the polka dots, and she fell in love with the bows on the stripes!
So I have ended up having to copy SugarCreation's idea rather than doing my own design. I do love SugarCreation's cake, don't get me wrong, I was just hoping to have another original cake in my credentials, lol. Well, at least I get to put a big bow on top instead of the shoes, bear and rattle
Awe...shucks, huh!?!?!?! I was excited to see how it was going to turn out too!! But this cake is adorable as well!! Is it from CC??
Cool!! Thank you!!
rebecca sutterby (sugar creations) is a member here. her member name is cakebaker. i'm so happy she's on here cause she's such an inspiration!!! i love her work....so clean!