I have been dying to do a faberge egg. With the 3D and piping talent on CC, I was surprised to only find one in the gallery. I am not a 3D fan, but I love the detail work. I also don't want to figure out how to do it...just give me a piping bag and check back in a few hours. Well I have this blue egg in my kitchen sitting in a hollow candle holder that is giving me fits! I have no idea what I'm doing, but this will probably be my weekend project. I also may end up moving this post to the "Disaster" forum! Any comments on fabrege eggs? Oh, btw..I'm doing it in buttercream and RI.
i wonder if they make balloons that blow up into egg shapes... that'd be a crazy way to do it, just blow the balloon up, seal the bottom, and decorate with royal icing... let it dry and then release the air from the balloon... i think i might have to try that with a round balloon, and see if the balloon collapsing would destroy the fragile royal icing or if it would work out, i think i've seen it on tv before maybe....
Ok...here's the blue bomb so far hanging out waiting for its Viva massage! Getting this far has been challenging in itself since I am winging it each step of the way. Once I get this buttercream smoothed....I think I'm good to go. Decorating on the bottom part has made me change my design. Cross you fingers. [/img]
I actually saw a decorator on Food Network Challenge do that with the baloon. She was making some very beautiful ornaments. The RI held up good. I'm bound and determined to use cake. Note #1 of many so far...use a dense recipe. I just grabbed a box out of the pantry...not wanting to waste my good recipe on this test cake. I've been fighting with it all afternoon because it is too moist.
Jiminy Christmas! How big is that thing? What is supporting it? I'd be going nuts trying to figure out a good design to put on it!
LOL...I used the frickin big egg pan! Looks like a blue ostrich egg! LOL....I googled faberge eggs and drew up the design I want. So that is not the issue. I'm having cake issues. I have it sitting in a 3 leg hollow thing that holds a glass container that I put a candle in. I searched the house for something and this is what I came up with. It feels very sturdy.
cakesbyjen, the RI on a balloon works really well, though a bit time consuming waiting for the RI to dry. This carriage http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1165142 was done using this technique. This probably goes without saying, but just make sure you put a piece of tape on the balloon, and puncture it there, so there is a slow release of air, rather than the pop.
ddaigle, I wish I could help, I so love Faberge Eggs, and want to make one out of cake someday. I cannot wait to see what you come up with though!