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How do I do that wavy thing on the top of the cake?

post #1 of 26
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Ok I know that sounded stupid, but I don't know what its called. here is a link to the picture. any help would be appreciated. thank you! <http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1925560/stairway-to-heaven>
post #2 of 26
i dont know how she got that look but its AWESOME!!

But, the thick spirals on the cake look like fondant rolled into logs and then placed in a spiral design and then covered with fondant. then use yr fingers to outline where you place the logs and make impressions.

I hope you can understand what Im trying to say. I see it in my head, lol.

NOW for the beauitul wavy part at the top of the tiers maybe you can PM the person who made this creation and askk for assistance.

Good Luck
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post #3 of 26
I wish that members who post really unique cakes would tell in the comments how they accomplished it. Or when people are leaving comment after comment, "How did you do that?", that the poster would answer!
post #4 of 26
Surprisingly enough I saw this done on a cake show, and now I can't remember how they did it LOL. I don't care for it personally-maybe that's why it didn't leave an impression.
post #5 of 26
Look at these pictures:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hVzzR1ga8yQ/Tc2JekG4JtI/AAAAAAAAAJM/6arKweMjJVo/s1600/P1030273.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5VdrC0H6Lio/Tc2JeyCMnUI/AAAAAAAAAJU/K-UgbSbwj1E/s1600/P1030277.JPG

And this tutorial:

http://karenannecakes.blogspot.com/p/how-tos-en-projecten.html

What I would do is:

Bake normal cake. Wrap fondant around the sides and lay a thicker piece on top. You would then pinch the fondant together and makes the waves by easing some up and some down. It looks as if they smooth it with excess fondant. After looking at the "mushroom house" tutorial, you might need to put a fondant sausage around the edge of the cake in order to get the larger waves.

The member who made that cake won't give you any tips on how to do it as she runs workshops in the Netherlands, which to be fair, is what you would do if you had a new technique and were making money from it.
post #6 of 26
If I had to guess I would say it is done with modeling Chocolate. I wouldn't think fondant would mold out in that manner and stay long turm. But this is just a guess. Great cake though! Good luck finding out. icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 26
I'm thinking it looks like something I saw in a Collette Peters book. Hang on, let me check.
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post #8 of 26
Sorry, I'm not seeing it. It seems to me I saw a cake like this in somebody's book though! icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #9 of 26
I am thinking modeling chocolate would be best, it is more pliable and easier to smooth together.
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post #10 of 26
Lisapeps got it right! I would not divulge either, after months of looking at it, figured it out. But I'm undecided about liking it 100%, lol. I have seen some really nice ones on facebook under her fb page though.
post #11 of 26
In the keywords under the picture: Margaret Braun. Perhaps it's in her book?
post #12 of 26
I also believe I have seen this on a show at some point. I believe they attached a "rope" of either fondant or modeling chocolate to the dirty iced cake, then put the fondant on over the top, and smoothed it out as usual just making sure to smooth around the rope properly. I would like to try this out sometime!
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post #13 of 26
So sorry!! After I re-read your topic headline I realized that you are probably asking about the wavy "lip" around the edge of the cake. I have no clue!! But am interested in knowing also!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 26
There is a cake in Margaret Braun's book but no hints on how it is done. I would think make start with a slightly higher than normal topsy turvy cake then carve the top to get the waves. Then cover it.

I am thinking the cake is covered in fondant and then the top "wavy lid" is placed separately. After it has had time to dry.

To clarify, I have never done one of these cakes so I am just offering suggestions.

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Cecilia
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post #15 of 26
Perhaps the cake is covered in fondant upside down. Then instead of trimming the bottom (top) they add on another piece of fondant, seal the two together, and manipulate it into the waves.
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