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    Default How do I do this with a cake?

    Good afternoon Hubbers!

    I'm making a cake for my Dad's upcoming 60th birthday. He used to work for Coca Cola and just loves the stuff, so I want to make him a chocolat cake, decorated like a can. I have seen it's possible and I've gotten the shape in mind and how I'm going to achieve this.

    However, the print/image itself is a nightmare. I know I can do it with fondant myself, but I think that may look tacky
    ...coca.jpg

    This image looks great and I'd like to use it. I don't really want to take it for a Fergusons Plarre or anything like that because then I may as well buy the whole thing from there.

    Any ideas on what I can do?

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    I cant see the picture in detail - can you post a link to orginal site.

    If its not possible to do the actual cake, you could make a normal round cake for the bottom and put a can of coke on top??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    I cant see the picture in detail - can you post a link to orginal site.

    http://www.google.com.au/imgres?hl=e...r:9,s:35,i:170
    [/QUOTE] If its not possible to do the actual cake, you could make a normal round cake for the bottom and put a can of coke on top??[/QUOTE]

    I was thinking of this, but just want that WOW factor. I suppose I could just put red fondant around and then 'write' coca cola with the cursive writing?

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    that looks airbrused on with a stencil

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    Your best option would be to get an edible image made or to print it on rice paper with edible ink and wrap it around the cake.

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    Damn, I thought that too, it looks very precise. Back to the drawing board, thanks ladies!

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    Could you blow up a stencil and write over it?

    Or could you get a stencil transferred/printed onto rice paper? (not the rice paper roll stuff, the proper stuff. I wonder if you can put that in a printer)

    You could make the whole label rice paper, decorate the top of can with silver piped/shaped fondant and then wrap the piece of rice paper around - a can is a perfect shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    Could you blow up a stencil and write over it?

    Or could you get a stencil transferred/printed onto rice paper? (not the rice paper roll stuff, the proper stuff. I wonder if you can put that in a printer)

    You could make the whole label rice paper, decorate the top of can with silver piped/shaped fondant and then wrap the piece of rice paper around - a can is a perfect shape.
    Buttons you're a genius! I didn't even think of the rice paper! Thank you soooooo much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian Netting View Post
    Buttons you're a genius! I didn't even think of the rice paper! Thank you soooooo much!
    Lumpy melon posted the exact same thing about rice paper Russian. Maybe you missed that she typed it first?

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    Oh my gosh i did miss it, i fell terrible. Apologies to you, Lumpy!


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