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post #1 of 20
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Can someone tell me how to nake this cake? it looks almost like velvet...and that colour...also what size cake pans do you think they are?
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post #2 of 20
The square pan sizes look like either a combo of 6" / 10" / 14" or a combo of 8" / 12" / 16". As far as anything I am of no help icon_sad.gif
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post #3 of 20
Rather than worry about what size pans were used, base what *you* use on how many servings needed for the order. Get out your sq pans and stack them to see what sizes you need for the off set stacking.
post #4 of 20
Honestly, I think the specific look on that cake was created on accident by hot knifing when smoothing and the super dark color melted and additionally saturated in those parts.

It looks like a 6-10-14x4"
post #5 of 20
There is actually edible spray that give a velvety effect...
post #6 of 20
I agree with Kory. I have had that happen before.
post #7 of 20
they marbled the two colors together.

take two colors and carefully knead them together. for this dont knead it too much or the colors will get too swirled and look more tie dyed. slowly blend them and then roll out the fondant flat.
post #8 of 20
Seriously. That's not a fondant cake, it's buttercream that was hot knifed.
post #9 of 20
looks a fondant covered dummy to me.

either way. thats how i would recreate it.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by KoryAK

Seriously. That's not a fondant cake, it's buttercream that was hot knifed.



So if it is BC how would you suggest getting such a clean diamond pattern? I use crusting BC and have tried to do patterns in them before and they look no where as clean and crisp as in the picture. I assumed it was fondant too :/
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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by carolinagirlcakes

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Originally Posted by KoryAK

Seriously. That's not a fondant cake, it's buttercream that was hot knifed.



So if it is BC how would you suggest getting such a clean diamond pattern? I use crusting BC and have tried to do patterns in them before and they look no where as clean and crisp as in the picture. I assumed it was fondant too :/



Yes! That's what I thought! Now I dont feel crazy; I know that I am new to this site but ive been cake decorating for atleast 8 years, so I know a thing or two about cakes!
post #12 of 20
If it was fondant there would be no grease marks on the ribbon or purple colouring running down the corner ribbon of the bottom tier...
post #13 of 20
LOL Dayti I was just getting ready to post that.

To you guys who think it's fondant-have you seen SharonZ's cakes? She uses diamond impression mats on her BC and the diamonds look crisp just like in the picture.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

LOL Dayti I was just getting ready to post that.

To you guys who think it's fondant-have you seen SharonZ's cakes? She uses diamond on her BC and the diamonds look crisp just like in the picture.



Well at first I thought it was fondant because it was so smooth... but then I too noticed the grease marks so assumed it was BC. I guess my crusting BC is just not good enough to hold up to impression mats because I can't see to get them to work. Just trying to figure out what I am doing wrong.
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post #15 of 20
Whether it is fondant or buttercream this forum was about how to create that look. as discussed. people feel that it can be created both ways.

like i stated before i think it is fondant. to me the ribbon looks as though they used a piping gel or something to 'adhere' it to the cake.

if it was me. i would recreate it using fondant because i have all the tools necessary already to make it look like this. if 'I' was going to do it in buttercream i would need to buy the mat suggested by another member. for me that isnt worth it; to buy more tools which are not necessary to me.

i think both buttercream and fondant have their strengths and weaknesses, and it is a personal preference for each person and each person will suggest different things.
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