Flames On A Cake

Decorating By Cara425 Updated 6 Feb 2010 , 3:18am by Cara425

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Cara425 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 12:46am
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My name is Cara and I am new to this website. I have been having a great time becoming inspired by everyone's photo's and recipes. Everything is so beautiful!

I am still learning alot about cakes, and fondant in particular. I am in the middle of working on a New Jersey Devils hockey puck for my brothers birthday. Everything's been going good for far, but I wanted to break up the darkness of the sides of the puck...and what better way than "Devils" flames!?

Last night I tried cutting short strips of white fondant to attach then paint and it turned out to be a distaster. Would it be easier to cut single flames out of red and orange than arrange around the "puck"?

Or should I just leave it be? Sometimes my heart is bigger than my brain!

Thanks for any tips!!


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cakesrock Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 4:18am
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Hi Cara,
Welcome to CC! You will have so much fun with this website, but watch out cause it's super addictive. I was warned of that and didn't believe it, but it's true. My husband teases me that I"m looking at my 'cake porn' all the time...

Anyway, I just did a Calgary Flames cake for a co-worker (see my photos). Unfortunately, the photo did not do justice to the cake, which happens sometimes and other times you get lucky and it's the opposite!

But there are a few options for you. But I would try to make it one picture, if that makes sense - make the flames a part of the puck picture or you end up with bits and pieces and that complicates it. I usually make a pattern/template, then cut it out and paint (like my R with flames coming out). I will often find the photo of what I want, then download it, enlarge/reduce , print it,trace it and cut it out on parchment paper to avoid sticking to the fondant (I'll smear a bit of shortening on it too). Then you could just paint the entire design. OR you could do a FBCT. I haven't done one yet, but I"m dying to try! Here are the instructions - don't be intimidated because I hear it's quite simple:

You could also just use a toothpick and sketch your design, then fill it in with BC. OR you could do a transfer with piping gel. I recently saw a similar post, so if you google "flames on cake central" you'll probably come across some more ideas from old posts.
Good luck!

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cakesrock Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 3:23pm
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PS: In the future, you may want to post a picture of what you plan to do. It helps others envision it and they can be of more assistance!

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brincess_b Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 3:36pm
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it does depend ont he design in your head. in my head, its always easier to colour the fondant first - painting will give a different look.

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tastyart Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 4:35pm
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I piped flames for my space shuttle cake with BC(in my photos). I filled my piping bag with orange on one side and white and gray on the other. It was very fast. There are lots of different ways to make flames. It really depends on what look you are going for.

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Cara425 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:18am
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Thanks for the welcome and tips everyone! I ended up leaving the sides of the cake blank. I posted pictures of the finished cake last evening. The fondant recipe I used was a bit too soft and it just wasn't working for me. But, I learn as I go along, so its all good!

Take Care,
~Cara icon_smile.gif

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