I am doing a cake for my aunts birthday and I am using Spills cake as inspiration. Here is the link to the photo (Thanks Spills)
Slot Machine Cake
I want to do the star piping using white chocolate ganache. Can i do that? I have been reading all afternoon about ganache and i have used it to cover cuppies before but i haven't used it very much. Do i whip it up and then just pipe it like i would bc??
Also i am going to make the reels out of fondant/gumpaste. How do I attach them? Im thinking RI, but i am not sure.
I think that white chocolate ganache would be way too soft for that. I'd use regular buttercream because of the color, or a meringue buttercream if they didn't want as much color (the candy food colorings are oil-based and work better in meringue buttercreams than regular water-based colors.)
For the handle I'd just build it with dowels joined into a shape like this I_I , with the handle part on the bottom part, then just stick the straight "I" parts into the cake to hold it in. Does that make sense?
good idea for the handle. I meant the reels which are the spinning parts with the cherries or 7s on them. I need to attach them to the front of the cake.
Oh, duh...sorry. I'd make those out of gumpaste or fondant by drying a sheet of it over a flower former or a paper towel roll. That will give you the curved shape. You should be able to just stick it into the icing/cake and have it stay put.