I am doing a cake for a baby shower with an elephant theme. I would like to pipe some elephants on to the cake since customer has requested no fondant. Does anyone have a tutorial on this? I seem to remember seeing something at one point but I can't remember or find anything. Any help appreciated! Thanks!
I think I've seen these in the Wilton year books somewhere. Can't remember which ones though.
Maybe you could print out a colouring pic of an elephant and trace the outlines with RI and use that as a stamp if your thinking of more than one or you could try FBCT or colorflow or maybe some fondant/gumpaste elephants?
I don't remember where I packed my year books when we moved but if I'll try to remember and see if I can find the instructions in there.
Are you wanting just a 2-d head or a full body?
And xstitcher is right.....there are several older Wilton yrbks ( I'm thinking like around 1980 or so) that have different elephants in them. One has a 4" high, full body; others show how to pipe the head.
I was thinking about a full body
I would think you could find a color book pix of one. Shouldn't be too hard to find Use google and click on 'image'.
Here are a couple I found:
Sorry, can't get the other one to paste
Here are some little pink elephants with directions.
Have you considered making chocolate elephants using a mold?
Piping dimensional figures is fun. Once you have found the design you want to use, make an outline of it on the cake. To fill in, pipe in anything which would be farther back, legs, ears, eyes on far side. Keep those parts real flat to the surface of the cake. Smooth them off with a spatula. Then pipe on the things which are closer to you and let the icing build up and spread out to fill in the area. You want the edges to be flat to the cake and build up towards the center. I don't have a pic of an elephant but I do have a bear which I did on a cookie but the technique would be the same on a cake. I use buttercream for piping so it can be cut and eaten with the cake.
Thank you so much ladies!!! I think I'm going to start practicing! I have been out of caking for a few years now so I'm a bit rusty. Thanks again!