Jacks And A Ball

Decorating By msnrozier Updated 24 Apr 2009 , 2:09pm by Anntee

msnrozier Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 2:41am
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hello,

I have a cake to do with a bunch of game boards, but they also want some jacks and a ball,

can ANYONE give me a idea on how to do the jacks???????

I have the ball made, lol, easy, but the jacks are giving me a problem!

TIA

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txsteph Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 4:09am
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wow ... all I can think of is make it in separate parts, make a cross or a small "t" rolled out in a tube like form, let dry a bit & then make small balls to attach on the ends of the cross. I hope I explained it where you can figure out what I mean LOL.

xstitcher Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 6:55am
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Don't remember exactly what they look like but maybe you could use wire to make the shape and then cover it with gp or fondant? It's late, I'm ready for bed and that's all I can come up with. PP also had a good idea. Maybe after some sleep my brain will work better icon_lol.gif . Good luck!

Lee15 Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 12:04pm
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This one is a challenge, but I would make them out of gumpaste or a mixture of fondant and gumpaste. Form a very skinny log (using an extruder might help you to get a consistent shape), cut into equal parts. Roll the ends rounds, using your fingers to create a small ball shape at the end and also tapering it a bit for definition.

I am a little stumped on getting them together, but I would probably indent the center so that they sort of lock together. Hope this at least gives you someplace to start.

msnrozier Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 6:12pm
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Thank you all! I have a lot to try, but one mor thing is I have luster dust but can never get stuff real silver.

this jacks have to be silver.

Anntee Posted 21 Apr 2009 , 9:17pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by msnrozier

Thank you all! I have a lot to try, but one mor thing is I have luster dust but can never get stuff real silver.

this jacks have to be silver.




Brush (or paint) them with silver highlighter.

txsteph Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 12:55am
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If you use a silver marker or highlighter they won't be edible and you can not place them on the cake.

Lee15 Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 11:49am
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Mix the luster dust with vodka (my preference). Don't make it too thin but not too thick either so that it is clumping on you. And paint away. I did the handles on a purse cake with just one coat (sorry no pics - I will upload some soon).

msnrozier Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 1:54am
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Here are the jacks and ball I asked advise for! Thank you all!!
LL

txsteph Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:13am
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Great Job!! It looks good.

Anntee Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:09pm
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thumbs_up.gif Well done. How'd you end up making the jacks and how'd you paint them?

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