O.k. I'm always up for a challenge
This is the request:
A corvette with a man driving & shooting a bird w/
a splint on his finger.
Any ideas before I call this lady back?
no ideas, but good luck! sounds like a very... interesting customer you have there, with very creative ideas.
I would do a carved cake (like a corvette) covered in fondant with the figure modeled out of gumpaste and have the bird hanging from a wire (with the wire coming up out of the cake, KWIM?)
I'm with yelle66.. only I'd do the figure out of a fondant/gumpaste mix. Figure modeling with straight gumpaste is a PITA since it starts drying so quickly. I usually use fondant with tylose added to it for figures.
Sounds like a fun cake.
Jkalman, so far I've been too chicken to do the fondant/gumpaste mix, but I agree the CK gumpaste (powdered) does dry out really fast. The premade stuff does dry very well at all though and I guess I'm worried the gumpaste/fondant mix will be like that.
OK, so i read this as the guy was flipping the bird with a splint on his finger!
Can the corvette be a convertible? that would be easier... or the guy sitting on the roof with a rifle?
Thank you all for your replies. I think I'm going to carve the cake and cover in fondant.
Found out she does want a convertible so this cake will be very detailed.
The cake isn't due until December so I'm going to do a test run before then.
Wish me luck - I'll post pictures.... lOL hopefully a good successful picture.
Yelle66.. the figure on my castle cake is made with fondant with some tylose kneaded in.. she dried up nice with no issues. I find with straight GP you must work SUPER fast or it gets a skin on it and when you go to bend limbs into shape you get some elephant skin wrinkles. With a fondant mix you don't have to go as fast and can get more details.
Good luck Stephanie.. I can't wait to see your sucessful trial run..