Cannot Figure It Out!! Can You??

Decorating By bmarlow001 Updated 10 Jan 2013 , 5:55pm by BREN28

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bmarlow001 Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 9:42am
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I have been asked to create this cake in 2 days due to the baker canceling. This is the sketch done but I cannot figure out the middle part.. I was thinking paneling but thought that would look silly.. I then thought the tie die look but it doesn't really look tie die either. Any suggestions on how to creat this look? Also, I am worried two days is not enough for the shoes.. any thoughts on that as well?


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Evoir Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 10:15am
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AI'd be asking what the client is expecting. And it is barely possible to get GP shoes that dry in 2 days, IMO.

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bmarlow001 Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 10:28am
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That is exactly what I told her.. I said I normally do those a week in advance and if it didn't hold up I would not be held responsible. I'm waiting on a reply but if I don't get one soon I'm going to have to turn down. Thanks!

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owatto Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 10:31am
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I think that middle bit looks like coloured stripes with a stencil over the top in black. 
I say the client is very lucky that you agreed to help out with such short notice, I hope she appreciates anything you do!

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bmarlow001 Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 11:07am
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So would you say they are "planks" ?


I have'nt completely agreed yet to this exact design but I wanted to get it as close as I could to what she wanted. I have taken a month cake break so I didn't mind taking something on right now but yes, this is very short notice for such a big cake!

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BakingIrene Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 2:29pm
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The middle tier is covered in pink fondant.  To decorate, it was first of all sprayed with diluted color in water to make the pastel areas.


Then black fondant was rolled out thin, cut into those strips, and stuck onto the still-damp spray to make stripes.  Commonly called zebra stripes if you need to find an online video.


Shoes will be a problem depending on what material you use to make them  Styrofoam covered with modelling chocolate would be OK the day they are made.  But ask the customer to see if the previous cake maker has already made the shoes.


Finally, call the customer to check.  Those darker pink strips around the tops of the tiers might have been to suggest that this is a stacked set of hatboxes with "lids" that stick out.

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BREN28 Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 5:55pm
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The first thing i though of when i saw the middle tier is the wilton sugar sheets. The tier is first ice in pink buttercream or pink fondant,then the black and white sugar sheet is cut to fit the side of the cake,applied,then  sections are lightly airbrushed different colors. I'm not sure if thats the way its was intended to be done,but thats what i thought of when i first saw it. hth!

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