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    Hi, so I have got to make a cake to feed about 25 people (max). I know how to make a cake and all that, but i haven't got a cake tin big enough.
    Here's what i was thinking, buy a square cake tin and make 4 cakes and then stick them together with butter cream or something like that? Would that work?

    My second dilemma is the icing. I want to have hard icing because i need to cut shapes out and make a picture for the top of the cake. I know you can buy ready roll icing and thats what i want, but can you buy it in different colors? if not, how do you make hard icing that you can roll and then put food colouring in.

    Thanks for any advice!
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    Chocolate, lots of layers.
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    I'd definitely try and do the four cakes together thing; that sounds like it'd work out really well.

    As for the icing... I'm pretty sure they only do it in white, although you could see about getting food colouring and rolling the icing back out to integrate the colour, although then it'd be runnier. What about adding decorations from a cake shop or something to add colour?
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    Yeah, layers should work.

    (though my personal suggestion would be to make 25 beautiful cupcakes!)

    I don't know how to make icing (I'm not an icing fan myself), but I think you might be able to mix colouring into the bought icing, or paint it on. My mum always used to use bought marzipan for my cakes, and she definitely managed to colour it somehow. I think it might have involved sort of kneading the icing with some food colouring.
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    Sticking the cakes together with butter cream will definitely work, especially if you are covering it with hard icing as then you won't be able to see the joins. I'm sure you can buy the hard icing in different colours. If not just google it, and buy it from an online supplier.
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    'maing' sorry can't help
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    Yes you can buy the hard icing from specialist shops in different colours although its about double the price of the normal white fondant you get in supermarkets. If you wanted to colour the icing yourself you would need to use paste food colouring as otherwise your fondant icing will be sticky and not roll out! hope that helps!
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    Yeah just do the layers thing.

    This is what I do for "hard" icing, i.e ready roll. I just buy it from the supermarket, and I am pretty certain it only comes in white or ivory from most places. I am quite experienced at cake decorating and have never seen it coming in a different colour.
    But, yes, you can buy food colouring, only you have to buy gel rather than liquid. I get this from either the internet or from some supermarkets and usually from a specialist cake decorating shop. I obviously don't know where you live, but there should be one fairly near you. They are quite common. To use it you basically knead the icing a little to soften it up a little, get it in a rough ball, then smear some of the colouring on to it (you really don't need a lot) then knead the colour through it.

    Hope that helps.
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    oooh make a rainbow layer cake




    or just a normal layer cake
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    (Original post by xoxo_GossipGirl)
    oooh make a rainbow layer cake




    or just a normal layer cake

    I LOVE Bakerella

    OP, as far as I know you can buy ready-to-roll royal icing in colours. I think they only have yellow, red, green and black in the packet though. You'd be much better off colouring your own. Just get some white and colour it with food colouring. Try not to get the liquid colouring though, as it can make the icing really sticky and runny. If you have a cake shop near you, visit them and ask if they have any paste food colouring. Otherwise you can get these off Amazon for a couple of quid (http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&k..._2o7g35wc61_b). If you don't want to faff around with that, you can make your own and therefore have control over the consitency. A recipe I've used is on here: http://www.joyofbaking.com/RoyalIcing.html
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    layer cake with 4 normal size cakes would be a bit
    I'd say go buy a 12 inch springform cake-tin and make a hugely rich chocolate devil's food cake. Would feed 25 easily. e: dr. oetker do a pack of coloured hard icing - it comes in a pack with red, green, yellow and black, and by mushing them together in varying quantities (assuming you have some white as well) you can make orange, brown, pink etc.
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    (Original post by pigwigeon)
    I LOVE Bakerella
    Me too =D Only the bottom cake's from her though, the rainbow cake is courtesy of CakeSpy, another awesome blog! http://www.cakespy.com/ mmm cake
 
 
 
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