NYC cake

Outline of a cityscape-cake by Milena

Outline of a cityscape-cake by Milena

My sister wants a cake for her wedding that is like New York City with the buildings and the ball dropping on NYE. This is the day her and her future husband officially started dating.

Can you help me figure out a way to make the buildings I was thinking gum past and sticking them to the sides of the cake and something with the ball on top dropping.

I have made many cakes before but they were all with flowers and your basic and simple cakes. I will appreciate any and all help you can offer me. Take care and I look forward to hearing back from you.

Deb Barber

Hi Deb, Although I have not done a NYC cake, I do have a couple of ideas. One is from the entry above on this site. The entire cake and the outline of the city is in fondant. Of course you would be making more tiers most likely, but the concept can be used.

Here is the link to 7th Heaven and she talks about how she made the cake as well.

Another idea that I have seen is sugar or gingerbread cookies in the shape of buildings and decorated with royal icing and then glued together as you would do with a gingerbread house.

Windows can be made as well from hard candy for a cool effect. I would make the ball from gumpaste. Here is a ball dropping idea from another contestant cake. It looks like she used wiring with gumpaste balls attached for a 3 D effect.

Browse the cake decorating pictures with tips on this site, you may find something that will help you out with techniques among them.

Let me see if I can get my facebook fans to chime in and help out as well with some ideas.

Good Luck and please let us know what you decided. Share a picture with a story or enter the cake decorating contest with your cake.


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Mar 20, 2011
Thank you
by: Deb

Thank you for all of your help with my question, this was all very helpful and I def will post a pic when I do the cake, it wont be for about 2 months but I need to start planning now.

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