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Yesterday I made a giant cupcake, i wanted the base in fondant!!

 

I turned the base upside down and gave it a fine layer of butter cream..then smoothed over the fondant...the ridges didnt show through from the cake and it was a lumpy mess ;-(

 

Why cant I get a nice neat base like this one:

Please Help x

 

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post #2 of 13

That is actually a shell made with candy melts, or something similar.

There are a number of tutorials for it, http://cakecentral.com/a/giant-cupcake-candy-melt-base, that was just my first result on CC :)

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I agree with scrumdiddly
 

post #4 of 13
If using fondant, I would use find ropes under the sheet of fondant I get that look.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #5 of 13
This is what I mean:

I placed the ropes then covered with fondant to get the right texture

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #6 of 13

Hi Babbo,

 

This might help you!

 

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.ie/2011/07/giant-cupcake-tutorial.html

 

Best of Luck.

post #7 of 13

Maybe this seems like  strange question to some of you, but I"m a newbie...and I'm wondering, what are "find ropes?"  I've never heard of that...Just wondering because I really like the texture it gave the bottle cake.  Thanks!

post #8 of 13
Sorry, that was fondant ropes. I was fast typin on my phone.

I used an extruder to make the ropes but you can also just roll them by hand.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #9 of 13

ahhh!!! lol...Okay, that makes sense now :)  Thanks

post #10 of 13

Was the base of the first cake actually fondant?  It looks like pink cake baked in the giant cupcake pan.  Fondant in that shape might be difficult.  The best cupcake base is made from candy melts, IMHO.  

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This is what I mean:

I placed the ropes then covered with fondant to get the right texture

Wow thanks great advice ;-)

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Hi Babbo,

 

This might help you!

 

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.ie/2011/07/giant-cupcake-tutorial.html

 

Best of Luck.

Thankyou this was great...ill try one again tomorrow

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post #13 of 13

Would love to see a pic Babbo if you try again.
 

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