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This cake is made with a 6" dummy round. Hexagon cutters that can be used in the current situation or turned so that they are flat on top and bottom. The largest ones in the set can be used as plaques for names or signs.
I had 2 different shades of blue fondant, plus some white left from another cake. I added some yellow to the biggest piece of blue to turn it green. I then added yellow and pink to some of the white and used some of the leftover blue for the blue hexagons. Since it was close to Easter, I chose those colors, but you may want something more in the white with one top color and another color scattered around the cake in little patches. We can discuss this when making the decisions about the design.
Enjoy! Hope to post something else soon. Thanks for visiting my site. Hope to hear from you soon requesting a baked and decorated item.
Cake Designs by Fran
This is a Brownstone Front Cake. However, being my first one, and never having heard of it before, I was asked by a new friend if I knew how to make them. Telling him I had never heard of it before, I started a search online to find recipes. Getting a recipe from a well know company's online website, baking it just as instructed, the below image is how the first attempt turned out. Let it cool for probably more than the normal 10 mins in the pan, then when turning it out to the parchment paper, had my gloved hand under it, and this is what happened. The second go-round, I used an 8" round pan instead of the 9" indicated on the recipe, changed from greasing and flour, to using my own homemade pan grease that I use for all my cakes, and put baking stripes around the pans. Didn't get a picture of those, but they seemed to be fine until they started splitting on the bottoms after turning them out, as the tops were rounded.
The above cake was a white cake mix, with an added 1/4 cup of Hershey's chocolate powder, and all the ingredients specified on the box. It baked up well, and was barely high enough to slice/tort into layers. The instructions said to let it cool before spreading on the cake. So I let it cool for a couple hours in the pan. The pan was completely cool and it had thicken up, but it wasn't thick enough, obviously. After putting the icing on the cake, there was a small amount left so I put it in a container. As it turns out, having sit overnight, it turned into a pudding consistency, according to my hubby. So, another recipe where the instructions were vague. Anyway, it had bubble holes in it and I'm sure the icing ran down in, which make the cake even better. I HOPE! The cake actually tasted as I expected with the addition of the chocolate powder and no additional ingredients. Not very sweet, and the icing was pretty good ,as well. I think it needs 2 or 4 more layers, as cut. So, another batch, 2 pans, and double the icing.