Hi, its my nans birthday this week coming and she loves knitting, i found this idea for a cake and thought she would love it but im a little worried because of the height. If i use 3 layers of cake will it sink? Im not sure if i would need to use dowels?
it wont let me add an attatchment so ive posted a link
this is from a cake book, the name of the book has slipped my mind, but i would think that you need the 3d ball pan, then covered in fondant ropes to get the yarn effect
The safest way to stack - that is affordable - is the SPS, or you can use bubble tea straws with a thin center dowel.
This is from Debbie Brown's 50 Easy Party Cakes book. It was made using 2-1 liter (2 pints/5 cup) bowls, leveled after baking and flat sides iced together. I don't see anything in the instructions about dowelling. HTH.
I tried to scan the directions for you but my scanner is being a pain. IF you need more info, let me know and later tonight (after baby's asleep) I can type out the instructions.
It looks like a fairly simple cake to do, so very cute!
just search these kind of cakes on this site...there are alot of them...i even had one...find one you like and pm the creator and ask them how to do it
Hi I've done this cake 3 times lol. Crisseyann is exactly right its from Debbie Browns 50 easy party cakes. It doesnt need doweling but if its hot where you are you could put a dowel through the centre. I put a thin layer of fondant on first then attached the lengths of fondant on with edible glue. I think the picture is in my photos.
thank you for all your replys. i cant wait to try it out i think ill only use this shape once so rather than buying an expensive 3d ball pan which type could i use for the same shape, crisseyann mentioned bowels. sorry i am completely useless when it comes to cooking or knowing what is safe to use in an oven haha. im sure my mom will have something lying around i could use. thanks again!!
you could use pyrex or stainless steel, you will need 2 in the 1 liter size as mentioned.
I used pyrex bowls
Go to debbie browns web site if you have questions she will answer you.
She's such a sweetie.
thank you! i will give it a go, if it isnt a disaster i will post a picture x
lol it wont be a disaster its really easy
I've done this cake, you can see it here: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1478908
I highly recommend using an extruder for the yarn because rolling all the strings by hand would be a pain-in-the-neck!
i have just ordered an extruder, thanks for the advice
FlourPots...I loved your version of this cake! I just made the same cake this weekend and used your idea as inspiration. Only used two kittens though. I wish my "yarn" had been a little neater, and I used the wrong size on my extruder so it came out thicker, but all in all I was pretty happy with it. (Didn't use any support or doweling either and it was just fine.) Good luck xSam12x...I'm sure your Nan will love it!
FlourPots...I loved your version of this cake! I just made the same cake this weekend and used your idea as inspiration.
Well thank you so much...I'm very flattered
thanks again everyone. she was very pleased and the extruder was brilliant. your right i think i would have got mad rolling them out myself!