I am getting ready to start on a baby shower cake. When I asked the client what she had in mind, she sent me this picture her mother-in-law found of a diaper cake. The shower is themed after it. So, most of the diaper cake is pretty easy to replicate (or so it seems), but I am a little stumped on the fishing rod. I am a novice with fondant/gumpaste, so need some suggestions. I was thinking of using a short dowel and wrapping it with fondant, but that's as far as I've gotten. Hopefully I attach the picture correctly!
I'm not able to see the pic
Seems to me a dowel will be too thick (fat). Maybe a short(ened) kabob stick? An extra long toothpick? Just be sure to tell customer it is not edible so no one gets it stuck in their throat
How about a cookie pop/sucker stick?
I downloaded the pic. Is the fishing rod little and behind the bobber? I think, even though you haven't used gumpaste before....you could just make a little rope with the gumpaste and let it dry. Make one end just a little thinner than the other. Then you could make a paint with brown gel and a little extract. Lightly paint the rod and don't blend the brush strokes, that way it will sort of look like a wood grain. Does that make sense? You could always do the bamboo skewer if you didn't care that it's not edible. Hope this helps and isn't confusing...
I would use a salt free pretzel stick.