Is there a certain cutter that I need to buy to make the palm tree leaves or is everyone doing this freehand. I would prefer a cutter. Not sure if I trust my free hand. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, I noticed the trunk of the palm tree of others looks like it has scales. Are they adding several shapes to get that effect? I am working on my daughters 1st birthday cake......starting 2 months ahead because I have NO idea what I am doing.....just starting out, but loving it alread
do you mean palm trees flat on the side of the cake?
look at the one i have in my gallery, it's a beach theme 3 tier. i made the palm leaves with a big circle cookie cutter, cut crescent shapes and then cut notches in the sides with an eaxcto knife.
I did a jungle themed cake for my sons 1st birthday (you can see it in my photos) and I just covered big straws with fondant and used a rose leaf cutter for the palms I cut the little slits with a small scissors and attached them with piping gel, you could use a little water too. I opted not to do the trunks in a texture because I thought it looked fine without. I also added some coconuts I hope this helps
Alright... I'm not an expert like sugarshack, but I've made palm trees w/ color flow so they stand up on the side of the cake. If you're wanting 3D, then try using large pretzel rods w/ dried fondant leaves attached on top w/ royal icing. Also don't limit yourself to icing. Use your imagination...fruit roll-ups, tootsie rolls, jelly beans, etc. can be transformed to make great decorations.
I made some 3D palm trees for my safari cake it's in my pics if you'd like to take a look. I followed Wilton's instructions for their Amazing Amazon cake Pretty simple! I used pretzel rods for the trunks, a large leaf cutter with notches cut out (I used scissors) for the leaves. You attach them all with royal icing (First time using RI for me) All in all, they were nice and easy! You just have to let the leaves dry on a rounded form of some type. I don't have the store bought formers, so I used small bowls that had a nice rounded bottom to form mine
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