How Do I Make This? (Tie Dye Cake)

Decorating By Britterfly Updated 20 Sep 2011 , 12:26pm by shuswapcakes

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Britterfly Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 11:20pm
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I need to make a cake similar to this one for an 8 year old girl (she found this cake on here & wants it close to this)...


But I have a few questions....

1. How do I get the tie dye look in the fondant? Do I just knead several different colors together? ... Marbleize it?

2. Where can I buy some huge flower cut outs like the big flower in the picture? I think I already have the medium & smaller sized ones (the pink ones you get in the wilton student kit).

3. The number 9 - How can I make the number? Do I just print out a number in word, cut it out the paper, then cut the gum paste using the number I printed out?

4. The letters "Nicole" - I only have 1 set of letter cut outs & they are way smaller than the letters on this cake. Are there any bigger letter cut outs that I could buy? If so, where can I get them?

Thanks in advance!

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cakeflake80 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 12:08am
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I don't know how to do the tie dye because I normally don't cover with fondant, but it looks like the #9 is a cookie cutter (the big letters/numbers set they sell at Michael's and AC can get it for like $5 with a coupon). The big purple flower also looks like a cookie cutter that I have. Now that I think of it, just buy the big box that has different shapes and also letters/numbers. You'll get the blossom as well as the #9. I'm not really sure what she used for the name...seems large to be tappits and it's definitely not the wilton alphabet cutters.

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lilcakebaker Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 5:19am
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The large flower is from Wiltons 101 cookie cutter set that you can pick up at Wal-mart for ten dollars.

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nicoles0419 Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 5:36am
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for all the cutouts I always print them off the couputer and trace and cut.

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Cosima Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 5:54am
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Cosima Posted 18 Sep 2011 , 5:57am
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And here is a video tutorial:

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shuswapcakes Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 12:26pm
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Here's a link where they talked about doing a tie-dye cake I'm curious to try this!

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