Air Force!!

Decorating By oohlalacakes Updated 11 May 2011 , 12:54am by SARAHEMILY07

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oohlalacakes Posted 11 Sep 2005 , 2:31am
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Hi all,
I need to make a cake for this year's Air Force Ball and I want to carve it in the shape of the AF Symbol. I was thinking of somehow tiering it (I have no idea how to explain my idea so that it makes sense). I've drawn sketches and I can't seem to get it in my head what size pans to use to get the most use out of the cake (ie. less cut-away thrown out). The ball will have about 330 attending, but dessert comes with the meal and I don't see that many people eating cake. Despite that, it does need to be pretty good size. It's going to be sitting on a table with the same symbol carved in a 3 foot ice sculpture, so it would look kind of bad if it were too small sitting next to that. I was planning to do at least two layers, but beyond that, I can't think of how to do this.
Oh, and I'd really rather do a carved cake, not a sheet cake with the symbol on it. I plan to do it in BC and I'm going to attempt to use luster dust on the silver parts (and maybe the blue) to make it really stand out. I hope that works...I'll just die if the dust kills the BC. Thanks for any ideas any of you have.

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alimonkey Posted 11 Sep 2005 , 2:49am
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OK - I have 2 ideas. Neither involve sculpted cake - I think you're going to have a lot of waste there no matter what size pan you use. On both, you could use whichever media you prefer - chocolate, fondant or gum paste-for the Air Force logo.

What if you did the sheet cake like a runway with your graphic raised an inch or so off the top of the cake angled to look like an airplane taking off?

Or you could do a tiered round cake (a little more involved, I know.) Maybe color it to look like sky, or silver. Then use 2 or 3 AF logos, standing up, to circle the top tier. Just to help you picture it, the top tier would look a bit like a crown, with the wings sticking up into the air. On this one, since you don't need soooo much cake, you could do a dummy on the bottom just to get some height.

Be sure to post a pic of the cake when you're done!


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smcintosh2801 Posted 26 Apr 2007 , 4:38pm
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Doug Posted 26 Apr 2007 , 10:18pm
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this might help:

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cambo Posted 27 Apr 2007 , 3:42am
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Dang......Doug you're good!

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peacockplace Posted 27 Apr 2007 , 3:31pm
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Doug... you should rent out your cake planning services. You're good!

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SARAHEMILY07 Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:54am
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i am a begginer baker to say the least i would like to make this cake for my boyfriend for his birthday.. i have a couple questions though.. what is the best kind of cake to use? what is the best method of icing and how do you join the cakes so it looks seemless?

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