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post #16 of 37
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@DeliciousDesserts Thank you so much for all of your help and advice! Did you make your handles out of fondant as well or did you use gum paste?

@paulstonia Thank you I have been worried about the commute with the cake. Fortunately it isn't too long of a drive but its good to know I can chill it to aid in transport. icon_smile.gif
post #17 of 37
Gum paste. I used skewers on the ends of each so I could stick them in the side.

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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 #18 of 37
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@Deliciousdesserts Awesome! I am excited to pick up some gum paste now. Thank you for helping me gain more knowledge and enthusiasm!
post #19 of 37
My personal favorite is Satin Ice gumpaste. Duffs is also good if that's easier to find.

To make my handles, I rolled a rope. I put a long skewer on both sides of each handle. I then laced it on the edge of a sheet pan just barely hanging over. That kept the bottom from being too flat & also gave a tiny curve that I wanted. After you place them on the cake, roll a tiny rope around where it meets. This cleans up the edge & makes it look very real.

Start with a sliver gray fondant. I then used shimmer made for airbrush. I painted it on the handles and a few brush strokes here & there to look like the pot was reflecting light.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

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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 #20 of 37
Thread Starter 
@Deliciousdesserts Awesome! You are an absolute lifesaver!! icon_biggrin.gif couldn't be happier! By the way when buying my fondant should I buy 2lbs, or 5lbs for a cake of that size?
post #21 of 37
So sorry I don't remember exactly how big your will be. Fondarific has a wonderful chart.
http://fondarific.com/wp-content/uploads/Fondarific_Usage_Chart.pdf

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 #22 of 37
Thread Starter 
No Worries I will check the chart! It's funny I have been reading a lot about bulging when it comes to fondant cakes and it has begun to make me paranoid. Some people weigh it down? Some crumb coat, chill, then apply fondant. Others crumb coat, chill, frost with additional BC and then cover with fondant. Then some "dam" while others don't. I am getting a bit overwhelmed. In your experience what would you recommend @DeliciousDesserts?
post #23 of 37
Same for all my cakes: I bake, fridge overnight, full & crumb coat, fridge overnight, final coat, fridge overnight, cover in fondant.

I always use a dam for fillings unless its a buttercream filling.

Sometimes, I have to skip a fridge overnight to fit a tight schedule, but always that first night.

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 #24 of 37
Thread Starter 
Okay thank you so much! I just worried if I baked it a few days in advance it may dry out. The first night I bake it and fridge it, can I wrap it in Saran Wrap? Or is there something that may be a better alternative ? So sorry for all of the questions!!
post #25 of 37
Novice... I can't do much to answer your questions since I am fairly new to the cake world myself. But... Thank you for asking all these questions. The advice you are getting helps me as well. I have an instructor that always tells undertone afraid to ask questions because if you are thinking it, so are others! I am sure your cake will turn out great. I hope you post a picture of the finished product!
post #26 of 37
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@jlcantrell thanks you are right, questions are good I always worry I will be a nuisance! But I will most definitely post an image! I may post the beer bottles tomorrow!
post #27 of 37
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@jlcantrell thanks you are right, questions are good I always worry I will be a nuisance! But I will most definitely post an image! I may post the beer bottles tomorrow!

It's questions like this that us new(er) bakers need answers and the seasoned bakers can give. That's why I joined this site!

post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by NoviceBaker911 View Post

Okay thank you so much! I just worried if I baked it a few days in advance it may dry out. The first night I bake it and fridge it, can I wrap it in Saran Wrap? Or is there something that may be a better alternative ? So sorry for all of the questions!!

Yes! I should have mentioned I wrap them. As soon as they are cool enough, I wrap them then put in fridge. Once crumb coated, I don't wrap.

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 #29 of 37
Thread Starter 
@deliciousdesserts

I have been experimenting with recipes and been trying to get a recipe that is dense enough but all of the coconut cakes I find are very light and fluffy (by the way it's because the person who is turning 50 loves coconut cake) so I'm worried that it won't hold up to the layering. Am I just being paranoid? Or is the issue really just in the structure and supports?


Also I had initially intended to crumb coat with buttercream but I am seeing people say ganache is best under fondant. What is your take on this?
post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 
Thank you for everyone who helped and sadly my iPad wont allow me to insert a picture of the end result but its in my album!
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