Topic: How to create the look of something popping out of cake....
teenykat 09/20/2012 9:45 AM
Ok so I have to create a cake that looks like the shark is popping out of the middle... I am not sure the best way to describe it, I know i have seen something similar on here. The fondant is curled back looking like triangles and the shark would be popping out... my question is how do i cut and peel back the fondant with no cake crumbs or icing???? I assume the fondant needs to be thick, should i put something like wax paper on the top of the cake then after the fondant is peeled try and remove the wax paper through the hole??? hmmmm
childerbrand 09/20/2012 9:51 AM
The fondant just gives the illusion of being peeled back. I would cover my cake with fondant, place the shark, then pipe some "waves", maybe even white cap waves around the shark, and then insert the little triagles that appear to be peeling back. Maybe make some splashes with fondant on wires and insert those around where he is popping out. To actually cut and peel back the fondant........ My guess would be to put something like waxed paper on the area before covering the cake in fondant, cover it, then "lance" the area and peel it back carefully and then insert the shark. Here is a photo of a cake I did with a golf ball popping out of the grass. And if you'll look I think on page 2 of this forum, you'll see my recent Avengers / Super Heroes cake where I tried to make it look like the Hulk's hand was busting through a brick wall. Hope this helps!
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cakedujour 09/20/2012 9:54 AM
teenykat 09/20/2012 10:19 AM
riverchild 09/20/2012 11:33 AM
teenykat 09/20/2012 11:39 AM
riverchild 09/20/2012 11:42 AM
teenykat 09/20/2012 11:57 AM
Dianee 11/06/2012 12:13 PM
Hi beanie70, First, your cake looks great and I must have missed this one in September!! Did you ice it and then out the fondant pieces on the cake. I want to do something like that but do not want to use fondant (covered). Trying to figure out of it could do it that way (icing) and then fondant pieces. Not sure if you will even see this?
riverchild 11/06/2012 12:34 PM
Dianee 11/06/2012 1:58 PM
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