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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Can anyone please help please? I have searched to find out if there is an easy way to get the strips of fondant onto the cake instead of placing them on one by one. I am planning on using a clay extruder for the rainbow stripes. I can find the cake but no instructions or tutorials. Any ideas? Here is a picture. I hope you can see it. Thanks in advance!

 

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post #2 of 12
Waxed paper transfer might work, but I think it might flatten the extruded pieces a bit.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I thought about that but I have never done a wax paper transfer. I really don't want to do them one at a time. I was hoping there is an easier way.
post #4 of 12

That's a great cake. I made it last weekend for my work. It was way too tall, but everyone sure loved it, and, it made them poop colours.

I used a Play Doh toy to make the strips. It was tedious when I hadn't made enough and had to clean and change colours. It took ages putting them on one by one too. They broke or stretched when I tried wrapping them around. If I made it again, I'd put them onto a plastic mat then wrap it around the cake. That way they would be level and not dry out too much.

 

 

 

The grown men I work with turned into 5 year olds when they saw it!

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Love your cake! I hope mine turns out that well. Did you put the stripes over fondant or buttercream icing on the cake?
post #6 of 12
Thanks punkin90. I'm struggling with a lot of the concepts of decorating, no matter how many tutorials I watch. The stripes are straight over buttercream. I didn't trim or level the cakes which probably didn't work in my favour to get level stripes, but it was fun to see it all come together. I used the white cake recipe from addapinch.com. Great texture and flavour .
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
thumbs_up.gif Thanks! Does anyone else know of any way easier to do this?
post #8 of 12
I'd second the wax paper transfer method if it was me doing it, there's a great class on Craftsy which shows you how it works - a Jessica Harris one I think.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

I have purchased a few cake classes on Craftsy. I have some that I still need to watch :-o  I was hoping I could find a free tutorial on the internet. I understand that you grease wax paper and put down your fondant and flip it onto the cake. What  I am trying to figure out is  when you put the fondant onto the cake (images of horror come to my mind :cry:) How do you keep the fondant from sliding? That's when it gets scary! I guess you measure the cake first but what do you do if the edges do not meet together right? Does anyone know if you do this in 2 different sections?

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by punkin90 View Post
 

I have purchased a few cake classes on Craftsy. I have some that I still need to watch :-o  I was hoping I could find a free tutorial on the internet. I understand that you grease wax paper and put down your fondant and flip it onto the cake. What  I am trying to figure out is  when you put the fondant onto the cake (images of horror come to my mind :cry:) How do you keep the fondant from sliding? That's when it gets scary! I guess you measure the cake first but what do you do if the edges do not meet together right? Does anyone know if you do this in 2 different sections?

 

Hi Punkin,

 

I have tried this technique after following Jessica's method of using wax paper. In this link: http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/chevron-inspired-safari-themed-baby.html she shows how she used the wax paper transfer method. I used the method on this cake to place the 'waves' onto the bottom tier:

 

Nautical themed cake. Boat made from gumpaste, everything else from fondant. Bunting made of paper.

 

I did have some issues because the waves were overlapping, causing them to be quite heavy and they started to slip off the wax paper a bit. So perhaps the best thing would be for overlapping fondant would be to place them two at a time, rather than all four at once like I did. You shouldnt have a problem because the strips will be quite light and you could do a few rows at a time. You could test the technique with some fondant strips and attach it onto something- a cake dummy or whatever you have that's got a curve to mimic the shape of a cake. It needn't be big- just to get a 'feel' for the technique and also to see if doing it that way will squash the strips. A very light hand will be needed, but then you need to make sure the strips adhere to the fondant. 

 

Good luck :)

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Shazza65 View Post
 

That's a great cake. I made it last weekend for my work. It was way too tall, but everyone sure loved it, and, it made them poop colours.

I used a Play Doh toy to make the strips. It was tedious when I hadn't made enough and had to clean and change colours. It took ages putting them on one by one too. They broke or stretched when I tried wrapping them around. If I made it again, I'd put them onto a plastic mat then wrap it around the cake. That way they would be level and not dry out too much.

 

 

 

The grown men I work with turned into 5 year olds when they saw it!

 

Fabulous cake Shazza65!!!

post #12 of 12
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Thank you so much cakejeanie! That is what I was looking for. Was hoping there was something showing someone doing yhe stripes but hopefully I csn figure it out. You guys rock icon_biggrin.gif
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