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making a bubble guppies cake

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  • Started 2 years ago by hellocupcake
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  1. hellocupcake
    Posts: 51

    Hi Melissa and Co :)
    I need your help pls. I'm new to making exact copy flat fondant figures. I've been asked to make a bubble guppie themed cupcake tower with a mini cake on top. I've printed up some coloring pages to use as my guide, but am stuck on how to even begin. The order is due tomorrow.
    thank you

    Posted Jun 1 2012 9:26 pm #
  2. Hi--I'm sorry! Mom and I have been out tonight for a school function. If your cut-outs are flat against the cake (which I'm assuming since they are due tomorrow)--you can print out the picture that you are going to use as a template (you may need to play around with the resizing feature). I like to print out my pictures on cardstock or photo paper because the thickness makes it is easier to work with, but typing paper would work fine too.

    Then, cut out the shape/outline of the printed character and use that as a template to cut out your guppy from gum paste that you have rolled out to approx 1/4-1/8". (You can use fondant rather than gum paste if you'd like...but I always knead in a little bit of tylose for easier handling.) --Then, go back to your printed picture and cut out the other features of the character. These features can then be used as templates to cut out more gum paste details, which can then be layered onto your gum paste piece.

    I hope this makes sense. Good luck!

    Posted Jun 2 2012 3:12 am #
  3. hellocupcake
    Posts: 51

    Thank you so much for the tips.. The figures came out exactly as I hoped they wld.

    Posted Jun 4 2012 12:29 pm #


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