Help! My First "don't Know Where To Start" Moment!

Decorating By CanadianCakin Updated 12 May 2009 , 1:46am by LaBellaFlor

CanadianCakin Posted 11 May 2009 , 11:25pm
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Alright I need to do a 3D Pablo cake (the blue penguin from the Backyardigans) and I'm not really sure where to start. I have a pretty good imagination but I just don't know. I keep getting different ideas on how to do it, then keep doubting that it will work. Its for a first Birthday and the mom wants it a standing up cake. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!! Oh yeah, and she doesn't want fondant!
Thanks a million,

Here's a picture of him:

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poohsmomma Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:19am
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pastryjen Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:25am
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Stand up? Meaning he can't be sitting down?

I'd use the Wilton 3d bear pan and go from there.

panchanewjersey Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:27am
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Maybe you can make him sitting. You can use 6 or 8" rounds for body and carve them to shape his midsection for the head you can use the ball pan/small? depends on how big you want him. Make arms out of gumpaste or rc covered in fondant, the legs too. I think it will be much easier if you do him sitting. This is what I would do. I bet there are others who have great ideas on cc.

i_heart_pastry Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:29am
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Check this out:

She describes how she did it...I'm sure you could pm for more info. You could ice it with BC, but I would think you'd have to use fondant, modelling chocolate, RKT, etc. for the beak and arms. Good luck!


jenlane Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:43am
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ive seen him done with a ball pan for his head and it looked like the wilton wonder mold for the body. not sure about the arms and legs, i would say pillars for the legs covered in icing

KatieKake Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:44am
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Get Roland Winbecklers book on Cake Sculpture. He shows how to make an stand to support your cake. There is a lot of information in the book. I would use RKT for the arms, I think.

CanadianCakin Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:21am
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Thanks everyone....I don't feel quite so lost now! I need for the 21st so I'll definatly let you know!
Oh one other thing....for the icing do you think it would be easier to try to smooth the BC or to just do all the little stars.
On a personal level I don't like the look of the stars but I know lots of people to and it is pretty classic,,,,WWYD???

pastryjen Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:31am
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I think it's going to be a big job and I would use stars for this one. Smoothing might be really difficult.

LaBellaFlor Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:46am
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I'm with you on the smooth. I think it'll look better and though it may seem harder to smooth, how long will it take to pipe all them stars. I think it'll be less time consuming the long run to smooth. I know they got some great tutorials on smoothing on CC.

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