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post #16 of 31

I think they are cute! What was your final method?

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post #17 of 31
The train looks great!! I never would have thought to mold the fondant in the pan and then place over a crumb coated cake. Did the fondant adhere to the icing ok or did you need to use omething, like water, to help it?
post #18 of 31
I have used character pans to mold fondant in, and on the outside. It helps greatly!
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post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I think they are cute! What was your final method?
In the end, I rolled out fondant, dusted both sides with a bit of corn starch and pressed it into the corn starch dusted mold. I let it sit overnight. I pulled out the hardened fondant, dusted it off then colored it using edible ink pens.
I found putting the fondant on the inside was easier than the outside since if it tore on a corner you could repair using an extra piece of fondant and it didn't really show on the finished piece.

I hope this helps someone else one day who, like me, is staring blankly at that pan, wondering 'how am I going to do this???' icon_smile.gif
post #20 of 31

Thank you for the input! I too was going crazy trying to figure out how to do this, the cake lost a lot of detail when being baked . You should do a you tube video , there is nothing on there .And what there is gives no direction and the cakes aren't appealing to the eye . cyber hugs and high fives to you!!!!!

post #21 of 31
Thanks Halesgirl! Me? Do a video? Funny funny....icon_smile.gif
post #22 of 31

Your trains turned out cute ,Now I am learning and I am nowhere as good as I'd like to be . I have been at it for 2 years . each time I make a cake I always say its a first , the next time it will be better , I will get faster , and it will get easier . So with that said this is my very 1st train cake ;

post #23 of 31
Very nice!!! What is the gravel made of? That is a very realistic train and scene! I really love it icon_smile.gif
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post #24 of 31
Halesgirl, you put my train to shame! Your train looks awesome!
post #25 of 31

nerds, sprayed with lusterdust  spray !

The lighter is raw sugar  ! Thank you .....

post #26 of 31
Did someone mention frosting under the fondant? How does that work?
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by impress52 View Post

Did someone mention frosting under the fondant? How does that work?

Your hen covering a cake with fondant, you need something for the Fondant to adhere too (examples: buttercream/frosting-whatever you want to call it or ganache)

Their speaking of sort of a brilliant, backwards way to cover an odd shaped cake by forming the fondant around (or inside) the pan then sticking the cake inside-rather then the 'typical' method of baking, frosting, and covering the cake in fondant.
post #28 of 31
Sounds like you decorated the fondant molds before placing them on the train cars? Did you need to make the cake flat? I have to start making this tomorrow and I'm freaking out!
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by halesgirl View Post

nerds, sprayed with lusterdust  spray !

The lighter is raw sugar  ! Thank you .....

Genius! I Will have to remember nerds (looks like I will be raiding the kids candy stash after parades and Halloween hehe)

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post #30 of 31
I bought chocolate pebbles/rocks. they look great. I have no idea what to use for rails. I can't figure out if I'll be able to decorate the fondant ahead of time before putting on the cakes. If the fondant molds can sit out by themselves without losing form, I can then have the cake molds to bake my cake. Order of things done is posing a dilemma... at least some questions what to do first.
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