Help With Snowman Cake, Only One Day Left.....

Decorating By Chippi Updated 24 Dec 2008 , 1:03am by Chippi

Chippi Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:22pm
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I am making a cake similiar to this
and was wondering if anyone out there could give me some input? How do you attached the carrot nose and mittens? Should I use BC or RI to attach things to the snowman? I am using RI holly but most of the rest will be MMF. I will PM the artist but I'm afraid they won't get back in time for the big day. Thanks CC Members and Happy Holidays!


PS.......I want to thank everyone and especially CC for the wonderful website that has really got me cake decorating and loving it! God Bless everyone!

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ntertayneme Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:28pm
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I've used BC to attach things to my MMF before and it worked fine. It all really depends on the weight of the item. As far as the carrot nose, it would depend on the weight of it. I'd think you'd have to use a dowel and push it into the cake a good ways to hold it on, otherwise, it would droop. HTH

Homemade-Goodies Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:47pm
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I was able to reach the gal, Wendy, who made the snowman cake by phone, and ntertayneme was right about the dowel, but Wendy used one with a point, to slide into the head neater. She made a glue of tylose and water to attach the carrot to the head, and she said that she attached the mittens with a bit of icing & tylose glue.

The pointy dowel she specified was like one that could be used on a corn on the cob.


chefbarbie0513 Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 3:47pm
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When I did my Turkey cake for Thanksgiving (picture in gallery) I used water to attach MMF to MMF. For the Nose I would use a dowel. The mittens you can use either BC or RI. HTH

Chippi Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:50pm
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Ty All!
Especially Homemade for doing all that work for me. Tell Wendy I will be sure and give her props with my cake. I do have the pointy dowels and thought maybe that is what I should use but wasn't sure. Now I'm sure thanks to you all. I have all 3 tiers made just gotta put him together and add the hat and decorations. I have to make one of my strawberry cakes for a cake order from a co-worker. I don't have any presents wrapped yet!!!! Thank goodness for Husbandssssss!!!! lol

freubelmuisje Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 10:43pm
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Hai Chippy,
I am so curious how yore snow man is going too turn out. icon_smile.gif
Sorry I did not anser the cuestion myself.
As you can see my englisch is verry bad. icon_redface.gif
That is why I dont write very often in the forum, and stick to the dutch forum for that I am a bit imbarest, with my writing here. thumbsdown.gif
I was glad I could help by phone, as I speek englis mutsh better the I write it. icon_biggrin.gif
thanks for being inspired by my cakes.
I consider it to be a big compliment. icon_smile.gif

Greets fromm holland, wendy.

toodlesjupiter Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 11:01pm
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Chippi- can't wait to see a pic of this cake.

Wendy- I just wanted to tell you how awesome your work is. I have several of your cakes in my favorites, but I'm too afraid to try them yet. I hope I am as good as you one day! Oh, and don't worry about your english... we all understood it just fine. icon_smile.gif I got the chance to go to Holland with my husband, and it's beautiful! I would love to live there one day!

Chippi Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 1:03am
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Hi Wendy!

You are awesome! Don't you worry about your english I can read it just fine! Your snowman cake is absolutely adorable and I hope you do not mind me using it as an example of what I need to do. I am pretty new at cake decorating with fondant and this is actually my first completely fondant covered cake. I probably should'nt have chosen 3 cakes to be my first. I did one christmas cake with half fondant on top it was pretty easy. I already got my cakes iced and covered and they look pretty good, no major flaws. (crossing my fingers) I will definitely post it on here for you to see. You will be my best critique and would be honored. Thank you all for all the help and advice and have a Very Merry Christmas! icon_smile.gif


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