Definately try "collaring" as FlourPots suggests.I used to have the same problem and read the tuturial on here about collaring and it works great. It takes a little extra time, but turns out great cakes with height everytime.
Great ideas.Here''s what I came up with.....I made an edible image with cartoons of a fish coming out of the water looking up at the hummingbird with hearts coming out of the fish's mouth leading to the hummingbird. I put their manes under the pictures, added some clouds and waves and a sun. When I make the cake, I'll post a picture. I'll add something red on the cake for the 40th anniversary.Thanks for the help!
I have a request for a 40th Anniversary cake that has me stumped.They want a 12" x 18" sheet cake. Here is the problem....They requested that under the names I put a picture of a fish for the man and a hummingbird for the woman.I am clueless as to how to decorate this cake, and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I only have three days to come up with a design.
I do it the old fashion way taught to me by my grandmother.I crack the egg into the palm of my hand, then seperate my fingers slightly and wiggle the egg up to my fingers and the whites fall through my fingers with the yolk left behind. Really easy.The shell method also works great.
Hi,,,Just wondering if you carve a cake do you charge more for the cake compared to a regular sheet cake?I have to make one in March and have never done it before.Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks
I use fondant letters all the time on buttercream and have never had a problem. I don't use tappits but I do use clickstix, I love them.Once your buttercream is crusted, I don't see any problems with placing fondant on it. I use fondant decorations on all my buttercream cakes.
I agree, ready made sheets of RKT would be one way to go. I worked as a cook in an assisted living home and for teddy bear day I had to make 50 teddy bear cutouts out of RKT. I used the ready made 32 oz. sheets.They were very easy to work with and to me, at least, tasted really good.You can buy large sheets of ready made RKT. One place I found that is pretty reasonably priced, is fancyflours.com.You can also find them on Amazon.I would look around for the best prices....
mmmmmmmmcake1954,If you are interested, I just found the printer(that icingimages recommends) online at Walmart.com for $55.00. This is a really good deal! They also sell it in the store, but my local Walmart was all out.