A Cake In A Shape Of A Building

Decorating By isa44 Updated 19 Feb 2016 , 2:00am by isa44

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isa44 Posted 12 Feb 2016 , 5:52pm
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i would like to know if someone can help me. I am going to make a cake, shape is a big building. It is going to be very tall, maybe between 16-18 in. tall. I have never done a cake as tall as this one is going to be. Does anyone know how to cover it with fondant? I mean do I roll the fondant and let it dry before placing on the cake. Or roll it and put it on the cake right away. I wonder if I do that, the fondant will slide down. Please help!!! thank you in advanced for your help.



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amartin1900 Posted 12 Feb 2016 , 11:26pm
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I did something similar.  Pound cake cut into 4" circles stacked high. 

I treated like any other cake,  roll and lay on immediately. 

You could do a side panel. Cover top. Roll the rectangular piece you will need,  chill just long enough to handle putting on. 

I hear modeling choc is easier for that sort of thing.

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isa44 Posted 13 Feb 2016 , 12:33am
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Thank you so much for answering amartin 1900. I think I will chill it, sounds like a good step. I feel like if I let it dry overnight it will be hard to cut it if I have to adjust the size of it to the cake. I will try with modeling chocolate as well to see if it is easier.

Thank you soooo much!

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Deecee64 Posted 13 Feb 2016 , 1:03am
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Hi there, As it is a building you are creating you could use a brick effect texture impression  mat and attach them in sections. Good luck!

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isa44 Posted 13 Feb 2016 , 1:01pm
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that is a great idea too! thank you Deecee64. I will practice  and try everything.

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Feb 2016 , 1:57pm
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while chilling the rolled out fondant is a good idea to keep it from getting away from you -- it is going to be a huge piece of fondant -- surely over 4 feet if just the sides are 18+18 = 3feet then you need the depth of the building plus a little wiggle room -- so if you have a walk-in you could chill it 

i vote for deecee's idea of the bricks --

 and i vote for amartin's modeling choco idea-

best building to you

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isa44 Posted 19 Feb 2016 , 2:00am
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thank you so much -K8memphis !!! I will let everybody know how it went, it is for June but I will practice a lot before that!

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