How Do I Get Cake To Stay Together When Shaping Into Something?

Decorating By tinaclarke Updated 28 Jun 2013 , 10:04pm by ellavanilla

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tinaclarke Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 12:23am
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I am making a number 3 cake for a child's birthday. The "3" is about 2 1/2 ft from top to bottom so I have a huge number 3 that I am using as a template to cut the (sheet cakes) into a huge number 3. Normally I would use fondant to cover it and help hold the pieces together but this woman hates fondant.  My only other thought is to assemble the 3 and then pour ganache over the top. Will that keep the pieces from falling apart? Any other ideas?  Thanks very much!

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bct806 Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 3:23am
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I would think buttercream would work as well

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ellavanilla Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 10:04pm
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crumb coat with BC, chill and frost. i never use fondant. it should be fine.

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