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Can you help me with a polo t-shirt cake?

post #1 of 12
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Hello there everyone!! My hubbie's bday is coming up and absolutely loves polo t-shirts (I think he may just have one in every color). I would love to make him this cake as shown here >>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcakeny/5038464059 and am wondering how to go about it. Is every shirt a separate cake layer, covered in fondant? I'm pretty sure I can figure out the shoe box but I am trying to figure out the best way to tackle the stacked look of the shirts. How would you do it? Thanks sooo much in advance for your help!! icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 12
I would do the shirts as two layers each torted, so that there would be 4 in all. I'd fill and stack all four and then carve away a little on each of the 4 torted layers to give the edges a little curve. Then I'd put a strip of fondant around the edge of each of the three bottom layers and barely tuck it in top and bottom. That way you'd get the feeling that you have layers totally wrapped in fondant without having so much fondant in your cake. Then I'd cover the top cake in the red fondant and tuck it in around its bottom edge. After that, I'd do the collar, the sleeves and all the other details on the top shirt, plus putting the polo logo on each layer. Does this make any sense and does it sound doable? It's a really cool cake. I hope you rock it!
Marianna
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post #3 of 12
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Yes, totally makes sense and doable! I thought it looked like she might have done it as you described (putting a strip of fondant on the edges vs covering the whole thing in fondant) but it was hard to tell from the pic. So I'm thinking each layer (shirt) would be about 1 inch tall since I generally bake 2 inch tall layers and tort. Marianna, thank you sooo much for your input!!!
post #4 of 12
I recently made a stacked books cake, where you only put a gumpaste cover on top, tuck the spine in at the bottom and put three strips of gumpaste around the bottom edge to simulate the back cover. It gave me all sorts of ideas on how to make things look like they're totally covered in fondant when they really aren't! I only wish I'd thought of it in time to make a black leather jacket for the Michael Jackson cake in my photos!
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post #5 of 12
I get the idea of stacking the cakes and covering with fondant so you won't have so much on the cake. Did you use an edible printer for the polo logo?
post #6 of 12
this is a good post.
post #7 of 12
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Here is a pic of the finished cake. I decided to just go with one shirt because the cake was HUGE already and even with serving about 40 people, we still had leftover. Thanks soooo much for your help!Image
post #8 of 12
What did you use for the little polo pony on the shirt? (and the logo on the box?)
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by threeforhim

What did you use for the little polo pony on the shirt? (and the logo on the box?)



I handpainted the logo and the letters. I had a picture of the logo right in front me so I wouldn't mess it up!
post #10 of 12
Wow, LadyViola, that is one outstanding cake!!! It looks like the real thing! I'm bowled over by both your decorating skills and your skills with the logos.
Marianna
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post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Marianna46

Wow, LadyViola, that is one outstanding cake!!! It looks like the real thing! I'm bowled over by both your decorating skills and your skills with the logos.



Well, thank you Marianna! icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 12

What size cake pan did you use? 

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