I want to make a cake that resembles my daughter's stacking ring toy for her first birthday, but I've got lots of questions.
Here is a good example that I've found online.
I've never made a stacked cake before. Would it need some kind of support to stop it collapsing?
The toys are quite tall and not very wide. Would it be more sensible to make a wider shorter stack?
Also how do I make the cakes look ring shaped instead of disc shaped?
no i don't think cakes need to make sense t
that's part of their charm
i'd recommend that you watch some you tube videos on how to stack a cake
here's a link if it works
for the rings you need to carve them out of cake to get that look
then cover with fondant
i think i might try them one ring at at time--that could be a crumbling nightmare to do two rings at once
not necessarily the easiest design for a newbie
i'd recommend using your favorite pound cake recipe
Thanks for the reply. I have carved frozen cake before. I'll try it with one cake first before baking the rest.
I'm wondering what size cakes to make. It's for 20 people. I thought maybe a 9 inch, 8 inch, 7, 6 and 5.
oh good this is not your first time with carving
y'know some cakes we make according to servings some we make for the profile
this is a profile cake
you might have plenty leftover but who is that ever a serious problem for y'know?
what i'd recommend is taking measurements of the real deal the toy itself and use that as your guide
rather than just the logical sounding pan size
consider making a pattern -- it frees you up to concentrate on other things later on
you might wanna consider baking a sheet cake in whatever size pan you have and cut circles out of that
12,000 different pathways huh
hope you get a chance to post a picture
hope all goes exceedingly well!!!
and you asked about the ring shape
y'know once you cut the cakes the right sizes
the right circumference and the right corresponding height
they don't have to have the holes in the center like the real toy of course
and the fondant will take care of the rounding for you
and what a sweet project for baby's first
ask away if anything comes up
Very, very cute, well done!!
what a treasure
what a sweet idea
you did a perfect job
that's too sweet for words
What an awesome idea and what a great job you did!!!!
I like it better than the picture you originally showed...Very CUTE!!!
I agree!! Yours is better!!
Thank you all for your lovely comments. I had a lot of fun making the cake but I really need to work on applying fondant.
Good afternoon I need to make this cake can you give me some tips as to the sizing of rings and the shaping.. thank you in advance.
ritta -- read through the thread -- the info is in there -- best to you
- Ritta1 - I used a single layer for each cake. I think the biggest was 8 inch in diameter and 1.5 inch deep. Then 7, 6, 5 and 4 inch. (It was a while ago so these measurements might be wrong). I used 8 inch tins for the biggest 2 and a 6 inch for the smaller ones. Then trimmed them and shaped the edges down while frozen, using a variety of bowls and plates as templates. Then covered each in bc and fondant and placed on a little board with cut down straws for dowels.
- Hope that helps.
YES it helps a lot... I have to make it this weekend & it was stressing me out a bit.. It seems so simple yet not lol.. Thanks again..