How To Put This On A Cake? Piping? Fbct? Fondant?

Decorating By Antgirl Updated 1 May 2009 , 2:43pm by pianocat

Antgirl Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:30pm
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I'd like to put this train on a cake. It's for a retirement for a man with a model train hobby/addiction. So I don't want it to look "Thomas-y" -- more sophisticated than cartoonish.
I've never tried FBCT -- is this the technique of choice for something like this? Or should I cut out the individual pieces from fondant or fondant/gumpaste and "build" the train on the cake piece by piece?
Or -- god forbid -- should I try to pipe it directly onto the cake??
Any help appreciated!![url]htt'://http://www.zazzle.com/train_caboose_car_hats-148810984965632276[/url]

I hope this link works -- I haven't tried putting a link into a posting before.
Thanks everyone!!

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Antgirl Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:33pm
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Antgirl Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:34pm
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Okay, one more time...this should work...
http://www.zazzle.com/train_caboose_car_hats-148810984965632276

Minstrelmiss Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:39pm
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I would try the FBCT. You would have more control than with piping directly on the cake. If you feel like you want to do the train in fondant, more power to you! You have more patience than me thumbs_up.gif Best of luck!

nannycakes Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:41pm
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If i was doing it I would do an edible image. That to me would be the easiest.

luv_to_decorate Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:42pm
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You could do a FBCT. It is pretty easy. You could do it ahead of time and maybe if you have never done one, try one as a trial run. You could also do either the pin prick method or the transfeer method. Those 3 options would probably be the easiest way to do this.

pianocat Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:43pm
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how about an edible image?

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