I am making a beach cake for my daughter's birthday and I want to have a pail and shovel on the top of the cake but I have no idea how to make the pail...has anyone ever done anything like this before? Any tips would be much appreciated! Thanks!
Are you thinking of molding the pail and shovel out of gumpaste?
Hi Mel, not sure what you actually wanted to make it out of??
I'm thinking of a few ways that you could TRY and do it, but i haven't tried any of them myself, just thought i would share my thoughts on houw i would attempt it.
I would get something that you have lying around eg a bottle from the pantry (something with the shape you are after), and use this as a kind of mould, if i am making sense lol Basically i would wrap a bottle with some baking paper neatly round sides and bottom, then either use, royal icing, fondant or a modelling paste of some kind, shape a bucket over the baking paper, allow to dry/set, once set carefully remove your bucket.
I would be interested to hear anyone elses ideas, as i said i haven't tried this myself just don't see why it wouldn't work
Good luck, let us know how you go
You ladies rock, thanks for the great ideas!! I will let you know how it turns out!
I would bake the cake in a ceramic plant "pot" (large or small). Then scoop out some of the top so it looks semi-full, ice, add fondant handle, put brown and granulated sugar together for sand and sprinkle in so it looks like it is full of sand.
Oh that's a great idea! Where can I get a cermaic plant "pot" to bake the cake in? Thanks!!