How Do I Make These?

Decorating By Misdawn Updated 21 Jan 2009 , 2:47pm by Misdawn

Misdawn Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 5:48pm
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I am doing a cake similar to this one, and need to know how to do the 'ropes'. Any ideas would be VERY appreciated. I thought of doing spaghetti noodles, but how would I color them blue? And how would I attach them to the fondant 'posts' at the corners?

(By the way, the lady I'm doing the cake for found this picture 2 weeks ago and couldn't remember where she got it, so if it belongs to someone on CC I'd be happy to PM them to speak about remaking his or her cake if anyone knows who the original baker is.)

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Misdawn Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 6:45pm
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Ayanami Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 6:50pm
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I am in the works to make a cake exactly like this myself! icon_cool.gif Coincidence?! icon_razz.gif What I plan on doing is using those pull apart Twizzlers to make the ropes & glue them on with royal icing. Look around the candy isle & see if you can find some blue (blueberry?) twizzlers maybe. Otherwise, if you want to use noodles, maybe boiling them in blue colored water would cause them to absorb the coloring? I know you can color flowers by putting them in food colored water cause they soak up the coloring. Shrug. Or you could do some 50/50 rolled really thin & I would still glue them with royal.


j-pal Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 6:51pm
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Not my picture, but it looks to me as if the original decorator used yarn/thread or some other non-edible rope.

In the past, I've used licorice ... the long kinds that you can unravel. You could also make it out of royal, gumpaste or pastilage that you've let harden - which can be a little more brittle or prone to breakage. Good luck!

mbt4955 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 6:53pm
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The only thought that comes to me is the colored licorice that comes apart in strings. It would severely limit the size of your cake, but it would be fairly easy to use. Could you use a clay extractor and do it out of fondant?

cupcakemkr Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 6:55pm
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yep, licorice rope, i've only seen red though

alliebear Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 6:59pm
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i would just use string. its probably easier to handle in a situation like this. licorice can be brittle if its stale and it could break easier in transport

neascakes Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 7:29pm
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I actually did a wresting cake a couple of months ago. I used the pull and peel twizzlers. You have to really work with it and mash them to connect the pieces or tie them or it comes apart though. It worked fine, I make them to size and then put them on right before delivery. I was at the party, so I was able to check on it before the big finale.

j-pal Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 7:44pm
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Actually, I have very long pieces of black licorice that I bought at a candy store. Not sure if you're in an area that might have a bigger selection than most, but it is possible to find it in specialty stores.

You might even be able to find a recipe for some sort of "gummy" candy or licorice like that... ? Good luck.

johnson6ofus Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 7:59pm
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Twizlers now come in weird colors. Just saw them at WalMart. Don't remember if blue was one of them...

Or paint the noodle with vodka + food color mix and dry, POKE them into the side pillars, and then draw on the deatil of "wrapping around" each side post.

Misdawn Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 8:58pm
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All great ideas. Thank you so much!

neascakes Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 1:06pm
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I used the red pull and peel because the WWF has red in it and it matched. It looked really good.

Misdawn Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 8:40pm
post #13 of 19 did you make the licorice stick to the posts? Also, how did you do the WWF logo?

panchanewjersey Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 8:59pm
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Neascakes neat cake I like how it turned out colors were good too.

ibmoser Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 2:49am
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I have Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel "Twisted Berry" - three flavor/colors in the bag
red, purple,and blue!

tguegirl Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 6:28am
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well, this isn't an edible option, but it's food safe. what about looping dental floss around multiple times until it's thick enough? You could probably find it in the colors you need.

Misdawn Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:29pm
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I found the pull-n-peel twizzlers, but I didn't find the blue ones. I went to 3 different stores! I guess I'll just use the red ones. Thanks for all your help everyone!

neascakes Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 12:50pm
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The posts were fondant, so I brushed on vodka where I wanted it to stick. I drew the WWF on the fondant with edible markers.

Misdawn Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 2:47pm
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Thanks everyone! You can see a picture of my cake in my photos.

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