Cutting Out a Cake Into a Unique Shape
by Renee Shelton
Ideas for Cake Decorating, Wedding Cake Design, and Three Dimensional Cake Art
Made for wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel by Renee Shelton.
Made for a wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
by Renee Shelton.
Original design and heart shape from a request from bride.
Basic instructions and ideas for trimming and cutting custom cake shapes.
Custom heart-shaped wedding cake. Each tier is in a custom heart shape.
Cake is covered with Italian buttercream and Swiss Dots are used for decoration.
Heart shaped cake pans were not available for sizes or shapes requested, so a template was made for the hearts: A large heart was drawn on parchment and perfected. The largest heart was used as a model for the next size, and that size for the next and so forth. Each size of heart was decreased evenly so that the proportion of the hearts would remain intact. Large sheet cakes of vanilla sponge were baked and each heart template was placed on top and carefully cut out. The cutting was most important as the sides of the heart could not bow inward or outward and had to be perfectly straight. The cake tiers were then made from the heart-shaped sponge cakes.
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