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Could I please have some help/advice with this cake?

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justabigkidatheart Thu 16-Jun-11 12:24:02

Hi all

I want to make this shirt and tie cake for fathers days. I have never used royal icing (is that the right one?) before however I'm willing to give anything a go.

I think (from doing a little bit of research) that there is a template for the shirt and tie however I am unable to locate one (for free). How do I colour the icing if I buy it ready made? As you can probably tell, I need a lot of help! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :-)

Scholes34 Thu 16-Jun-11 12:29:00

It's fondant icing you'll be using - ready-made in blocks from the supermarket. You can buy small quantities of some colours, but mainly it comes in white. Best coloured with paste, rather than liquid food colouring - also available from the supermarket, but limited colours available. If you're in a big town, you might have more luck in finding a more specialist cookery shop with more choice. Good luck, but whatever you do, don't show the recipient the original photo as you'll only dwell on what doesn't look quite right in comparison. Whatever you produce will look lovely, I'm sure, and taste great!

justabigkidatheart Thu 16-Jun-11 12:50:39

Thank you scholes34

I am popping out later to hobby craft and I think they sell concentrated icing paste. Do I just knead this into the ready made fondant?

Also when placing the fondant over the whole cake, how do I flatten it onto the cake?

pinkcupcakefairy Thu 16-Jun-11 20:59:00

You just roll out fondant icing like you would pastry, although without turning it over so the top is always the top iyswim smile

you can buy pre coloured fondant online which saves a lot of hassle especially if this is your first time using it, have a look at this or on ebay (and many others)

Also have a look here for tips on how to ice the cake (need to scroll down a bit) and other helpful stuff.

Hope that helps smile

virgiltracey Fri 17-Jun-11 21:38:36

How did it go? I'm rather impressed with myself having just iced DS2's birthday cake and I'm tempted to steal your idea!

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