What Kind Of Surface Would A Rat Be On?

Decorating By mamacc Updated 20 Oct 2007 , 2:33pm by 7yyrt

mamacc Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 1:28pm
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I'm doing a scary menacing rat for this weekend and I'm trying to figure out what I want to put on the cake board. If all goes well the rat is going to be standing up, so a lot of the board will be showing. I don't want the base to be a rat cage...I'm thinking something more outdoorsy. I'd do cobblestones but I don't have that impression mat yet.

Any ideas?

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bonniebakes Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 1:34pm
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how about a floor?

4Gifts4Lisa Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 3:05pm
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A manhole cover!!!

step0nmi Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 3:19pm
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Originally Posted by 4Gifts4Lisa

A manhole cover!!!


crazy4sugar Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 3:25pm
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I love the manhole cover idea!

I just googled a pic ...wow, some are pretty fancy but here's a generic one (below).

You should be able to to make it with your kitchen or other tools (instead of a mold or impression mat).

Good luck!

whittydoodle Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 4:04pm
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I don't know what this is for but if your going for a halloween theme you could make him in a grave yard. Or you could make him peaking round a log if you like the outdoorsy look. I don't know just throwing some things out there!

7yyrt Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 4:47pm
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Lidunka25 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 4:57pm
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Dirt? Chocolate switls n chunks an cocoa powder.

Leahbell Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 5:42pm
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Could you make the cake board look like a dirty street? Then you could put "trash" around it. Or maybe a severed finger that the rat is ready to take a bite of.

adven68 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 6:07pm
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Rats = NYC subway

how 'bout a track? But I like manhole cover, too!


mamacc Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 9:32pm
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wow, thanks so much for all the ideas!! That really helps a lot. I like the idea of a dirty street with a manhole cover! I do remember that AOC episode.

Irene, I love the NY subway idea too. I doubt I have time to do a track as good as I would want it to be.

Ewww, that would be so funny if the rat was eating a severed finger!! I'm not sure if they want it to be gross too...or just scary. It kind of depends on how much time I have. It's due Friday night, and I originally thought I had till Saturday....so I better get going on this cake!!!


darrahmomof3 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 9:41pm
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Please post a pic when your done!!

bake-A-cake00 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 10:28pm
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First thing I thought of was a trash can lid...

ChristaPaloma Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 10:36pm
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How 'bout a tombstone... RIP.... and give him some gnarly teeth lol.

mamacc Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 10:45pm
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Thanks again for all your help. Since my rat was dark gray I didn't want the whole board to be gray too....so I ended up making it look like the rat was standing in murky water and I did part of a manhole cover on the corner of my cake board. I didn't end up having the rat standing up. It's already pretty low to the ground so I didn't think it would be worth the time and effort to make it standing on four legs. I did make his mouth open with sharp teeth though.


sweetreasures Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 2:17am
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I was thinking garbage heap. Like the manhole too

7yyrt Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 2:33pm
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I'm a country girl, when she said outdoors I started thinking... you know - outdoors, not city streets. LOL!

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