Phoenix Bird (Firebird)

Baking By sweetkake Updated 12 Feb 2009 , 12:25am by SueBuddy

sweetkake Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:17pm
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Hello everyone. I'm afraid I've bitten off more than I can chew. I need advice on sculpting a Phoenix Bird to make by the weekend. I thought I had this under control. I need it to be 3-D if at all possible. Any tips, ANYONE! Thanks in advance. I don't write much but I enjoy reading the threads. Love to the CAKERS!

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sweetkake Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 9:46pm
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Pretty please, anyone!

enoid Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 9:55pm
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Sorry I can't help but here is a bump.

rockysmommy Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 9:57pm
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Sorry... I can't help either...but here is a bump.

SueBuddy Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 9:59pm
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I did a 2-D phoenix once, it is in my pics (sorry I don't know how to put the link here) I know it probably wont help since you are doing 3-D. I'm not sure how I would do a phoenix in 3-D mostly because it has a long skinny neck, and I am not Ace of Cakes. My best suggestion would be to look at pictures on the internet of phoenix birds (3-D figures if you can find them) and cake pictures of other kinds of 3-D birds and look for similarities. Maybe you could do the head and neck out of rice krispies, the body of cake and the long tail feathers with fondant? Good Luck!

kansaswolf Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 10:01pm
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Are we talking a generic Phoenix? A stylized one? The logo from the car? The one from Harry Potter? I would take a different approach depending on what they were hoping for...

sweetkake Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 10:10pm
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I have found a few pictures but the problem is being able to sculpt the wings in flight and still be able to travel to site. I hoping to keep the wings separate from the cake base if at all possible.

sweetkake Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 10:29pm
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Suebuddy: Thank you for the response. I see you have a "clown " fish in your photos, what did you make the fins with? They seem to be off the board.

SueBuddy Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:25am
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The fins were made out of fondant, I dried them with sticks in them and then poked them into the cake after it was covered with fondant.

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