Post # 1
So, I’m planning on making my boyfriend a really awesome cake for his 21st birthday.
I’m pretty decent baker and I can make anything as long as I take time with my recipe.
This will however be my first time using fondant. I am SO scared! Not of the fondant itself actually. I’ve watched a ton of videos and I picked up some nifty supplies. I’m scared of what I want to do with my cake!
It’s going to be 2 cakes high. 1st level will be chocolate with raspberry filling. Second will be vanilla with….lavender? Not sure yet.
But I want to design it to look like a bubble chamber. This one to be exact. It’s one of his favorite text books.
Does anyone have any ideas on design or how to do this? I thought the picture was a blue and orange background with a white design, but I remembered incorrectly.
Here’s another bubble chamber
So maybe I should just do it in his two favorite colours? I don’t want to do black because I think black coloured fondant will stain teeth.
Post # 3
I wish. I would weigh twice as much if I was, but I would love it!
Your idea sounds really cool though.
Post # 4
Hahahaha. I am a little worried about picking up cake baking/decorating for that very reason.
After you bake a cake it has to go somewhere…..like my belly!
Post # 5
Have you ever made spun sugar from caramel? You could use that for the orange colored threads.
This pic shows it mounded up but you could drag the threads of caramel over the top of the cake in a flatter pattern.
The blue could be done with cotton candy-just pull it apart into long threads.
There are lots of pics of bubble chambers here.
Post # 6
@julies1949: Those are interesting ideas! I have made spun sugar, which wasn’t too difficult. Cotton candy on the other hand, not sure if I have access to that.
I’ll do some googling with those two ideas and see what I get. Thank you!
I wonder also if I could just drag a wire through colouring and then place the wire on the fondant.
Post # 7
You can buy cotton candy in bags at most malls.
You could try string licorice.
Post # 8
*bump* O_O (I’m staring at you pretty Chubbybunny lady!)
Post # 9
You could pipe the pattern with a #1 tip. It might take a long time but you could be very precise
Post # 10
You can paint on fondant pretty easily, if you mix gel food coloring with vodka to get a paint consistency, then you can freehand it directly on to the fondant. I think it might be tough to do it in spun sugar, as it’s pretty delicate and I’m not sure you could drag it out with enough precision to get the design you want.