3-D Batman

Decorating By hallfamily727 Updated 24 Aug 2008 , 3:27pm by hallfamily727

hallfamily727 Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 3:48am
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Oh, please help! I was just called for a last minute 3-d Batman cake...the head with shoulders variety. Cake due THIS FRIDAY! The mom is willing to pay out the nose for it because her other decorater had a family emergency.

I have never done a 3-d cake before and am so overwhelmed that I'm not sure where to start. I have til tomorrow to let the lady know if I can do it...and honestly, I'd like to if it can be figured out to sort of stretch my skills.

Where do I start? What do I do? I'm so overwhelmed

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hallfamily727 Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:21pm
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Anybody?!

Copacabanya Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 2:29pm
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You might try starting with the tutorial for the Spiderman bust. Then I can't imagine it being too difficult to make the changes to the head to change him into batman. Maybe even add a cape draped off his back for an added touch. Here's a link to the tutorial:
http://frostingfun.blogspot.com/2005/04/you-will-need-10-cups-of-red-crusting.html

I hope that helps a little!

Anya

cupcakemkr Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 3:11pm
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Great tutorial Anya - that should really help you hallfamily - if you cant get foam wig head you could probably use RKT, maybe not, you'd have to let them dry a couple of days...

CakeComeTrue Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 3:43pm
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I have seen these types of cakes on cool cakes for kids. One person used rise krispie treats for the head. I think that is a better idea than a wig head. Not to mention the kids can eat it. I actually have to make an Iron man cake this month and this is the tecnique that i will be using with my modifications obviously. Good luck and go for it!!!

seagoat Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 4:31pm
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Thanks for the link!

hallfamily727 Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 11:05pm
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Thank you so much for the link! I debated using RKT for the head, but with it being needed this Friday, I don't think I will have time to get it all done (I also have 3 little kids at home) so it could set up.

Thank you again for the help!! Just proving once again that this is a wonderful group of ppl!!

Kiddiekakes Posted 21 Aug 2008 , 12:26am
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I have made the 3D Spiderman from that particular blog a few times and it is very easy..Go down to the local beauty shop or supply and pickup a styrofoam wig head.The rest is simple...Remember to charge her big time!!!

hallfamily727 Posted 21 Aug 2008 , 4:14am
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LOL! I will! Thanks for the help!

cakebabe Posted 21 Aug 2008 , 11:13am
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hallfamily727 Posted 21 Aug 2008 , 1:53pm
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cakebabe....how did you do the ears?

cakebabe Posted 21 Aug 2008 , 2:02pm
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The ears are just gumpaste. I cut them out and and made a fold at the bottom so that once they were dry I could attach them to the head.

hallfamily727 Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 2:26am
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AH! Say a prayer! Because of all the stuff going on this week, it is Friday night and I'm just starting the Batman cake. Everything is baked, but haven't started a stitch of decorating....and it's 9:30 pm. Cake due at 10 am in the morning! AH!

hallfamily727 Posted 24 Aug 2008 , 3:27pm
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Thank you all for the help! I'm going to post a picture today in my photos. I had a few problems with the head, but all in all it turned out great.

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