how to ice a cake from a novelty pan ie wilton carebear or garfield pan... never used these before

hiya

I have bought some novelty cake pans from wilton but they do not have any instructions.
I have worked out the quantities of cake batter to use but do not know how to ice them as when i try i just get a shaped cake but elements that are raised on the cake do not come through.... i know im doing something wrong... can you help please?

Many thanks x
19:22 Tue 01st Feb 2011
 
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well I don't have much opportunity to do celebration cakes, my niece and nephew used to like my decorated cakes I made for them they were huge 3D edible structures like something from the willy wonker edible garden. But their mother stopped me making them because she wasn't a good cook and it showed he up....she didn't tell me in person but the hint got...
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Your icing is too thick.
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i thought that so have made extra thin fondant seriously not going to get any thinner... do i apply in sections or all over? what do i use to adhere it to the cake?

thanks :0)
A usual 'glue' for icing is apricot jam, ever so slightly loosened with a drop of water ... just a smidge though.
are they supposed to be iced?
use some fondant icing rolled out and cut to shape to make features and secure with edible glue, you can buy this from a cake decorating shop online! really worth having!........really good for sticking any icing to icing from damp to dry!...............
If they're a complicated mould, probably not.

Although, it's not impossible if you cut out the separate shapes and overlay them on the cake.

Hard to make it look good, easy to make it look like I did it. lol
http://www.wilton.com/shapedpans/browse.cfm

search for the pan here and then the instructions click pdf link
I've done two of the Wilton cakes and was impressed how easy they were.
Use piping bags and small stars to cover main parts with small star shapes. Pipe, push down in centre and lift
Then use different sizes or plain piped lines for the main details
red - what's the point in having a shaped cake if you pipe over the top with stars etc... can you still see the contours, the highs and the lows?
Depends on the cake tin design. The moulds don't all have a huge rise in contours

Take a look here http://www.google.co....,s:0&biw=980&bih=1208
Thecwilton site even shows the Garfield cake piped

http://www.wilton.com/shapedpan/Garfield-Pan
So does it help with the icing?

it gives me the idea to do any picture cake though:

1)print off picture
2)bake a large flat cake
3)mark outlines of picture by piecing holes on the printed picture and making slotted lines with craft knife
4)place sheet over cake and cover with icing sugar to show up lines
5)ice with bag following lines

simples
the garfield one looks cool.
That sounds difficult WT! Would love to hear how it goes if you try though.
I've done a Wilton castle and a dinosaur and as they were the first 2 cakes I ever iced I was really pleased.
well I don't have much opportunity to do celebration cakes, my niece and nephew used to like my decorated cakes I made for them they were huge 3D edible structures like something from the willy wonker edible garden. But their mother stopped me making them because she wasn't a good cook and it showed he up....she didn't tell me in person but the hint got through....the children don't know why I don't make the many more of course, they think I don't care bless them...once she left the cake out on purpose so the dog eat the cake....it had taken many hours to perfect, gutted.
Oh that's awful! I only made mine for my kids and they are too young to see any faults, though party guests liked them
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hi all

thank you so very much for all of your responses, i was in a real pickle lol.
I really appreciate all of your help.... i hope i dont get fat practising this new hobby ha ha

hope everyone is well xxx
lol regards getting too fat...too late for me oops

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