Number 3 Shaped Cake - Help

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jmedeiros23 Posted 3 May 2014 , 7:08pm
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I have to cover a number 3 shaped cake with fondant. Does anyone have a tutorial?

Thank you,

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-K8memphis Posted 6 May 2014 , 1:32am
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no tutorial but i would have the cake well chilled to apply the fondant myself--when you cut the 3 i'd make sure it was nice & big & open--no real tight little curves--as wide as possible


best to you

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wonderwoman11 Posted 27 May 2014 , 4:33am
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i too am wanting a tutorial on covering a number 3 cake please so stuck right now, and too late to change it...hmmm

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howsweet Posted 27 May 2014 , 4:56am
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AI think K8memphis gave all the tips a person would need. I'll say thanks to her even though I don't need the help. It just seems like somebody should appreciate her effort.

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cakebaby2 Posted 27 May 2014 , 3:03pm
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I'm a newbie too but there is no excuse for bad manners so I'll thank K8 too. I think some people just jump in and out of this forum and get impatient when the little virtual fairy just doesn't jump out with an immediate answer to "HELP.

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810whitechoc Posted 28 May 2014 , 10:19am
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You won't find a tutorial that specifically shows you how to make a Number 3.  Break it down into a couple of steps, google how to make a number 3 cake and there are any number of sites out there showing you how to cut the cake to the right size.  Next step buttercream or Ganache the cake, again you probably won't find something showing how to ice a number 3, but the same principles apply no matter what the shape of the cake.


You sound inexperienced so I would suggest you do round edges not sharp, it will be much easier.  If you do want to learn how to do sharp edges a cake shaped like a number 3 is not the cake to learn on.


Try this You Tube vid, it shows how to cover a number 1, it's straight forward, just adapt what they are doing to your number 3.


It can be a little daunting doing something when you don't know where to start.  Break it down and do it step by step.


You don't say what your level of experience is, I don't want to put you off, but if you are not familiar with using fondant a shape like that is quite tricky if you haven't had experience covering simple round or square cakes. Just a heads up.

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