I am making a unique twist on a Snoopy cake (based in part on a clip on Youtube I saw of an old Snoopy episode) - Snoopy in a kiddie pool, with a beach ball (cake covered in fondant) in the "pool" and Snoopy on a surfboard (gumpaste figures) on top of the beach ball. The "wake" Snoopy creates will cause the pool to overflow on the side, and Woodstock will be sitting in a little sailboat (both gumpaste) in a pool of "water" (frosting and piping gel) on the cakeboard. The problem: How to shape and cover the cake so it looks like a kiddie pool (You know, with the sides of the pool having the three rings like a kiddie pool.)? I am proficient at covering a cake smoothly with buttercream (Viva paper towel method), but have never tried doing this on a curved surface, as the side of the cake would be. Is this doable, do you think? I am NOT good at covering a whole cake with one large piece of fondant, so am pretty sure I would fail at that, lol. Perhaps in strips of fondant, maybe? But would I do one strip all around the cake, or a different strip for each "ring?" Any ideas?
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6/18/12 at 7:15am