Help With Chess Piece Please!

Decorating By chilz822 Updated 21 Sep 2009 , 2:21am by tlreetz

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chilz822 Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 3:03pm
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Good moorning everyone!

I've been asked to create a cake in the theme of the Showtime series, 'The Tudors'.

I was thinking about recreating the chess piece below as a topper. Looks pretty basic, I know, but I have a couple of questions:

1. Can I get away with a 3-layer 9" for 15 people?

2. I want this the topper to be a pretty good size, let's say... about 6-8". Would modeling chocolate be too heavy or would I have to go RKT, and would it require a dowel?

3. What's the best way to get those sharp crisp edges?

4. If the answer is modeling chocolate, would I use a candy oil to color it black, or do you cover it in fondant?

5. Any hints or tips?

Thanking you all in advance...

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chilz822 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:08am
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tlreetz Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:21am
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You can use modeling chocolate or gumpaste for it, whichever you are most comfortable with. To color modeling chocolate, you simply use gel coloring AFTER it is cooled, just knead it in like coloring fondant/gumpaste. If you are concerned about the weight on the cake, simply put some support dowels/straws under it with a cake circle.

A 9" 2 layer cake serves 22, so you will have no problem having enough servings.

Good luck, HTH.

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