I've been asked to make a cake for a gentleman who is into Horses in a big way, his wife has asked me to make a little model of a pony & trap to sit on the top of the cake. I have explained they would be caricatures and she is okay with that (not taking on to replicate that exactly!), I have the pony and most of the trap figured out, but how will I make the cartwheels? They need to be able to stand - now I'm not expecting them to support the cart but they need to look like they could if you know what I mean.
This is the type of trap and wheel I'm talking about....
Any help would be gratefully received!
Hmm, could you just use a round fondant cut out and pipe royal icing onto it for the spokes??
Sorry but the link to the pic isnt working so i cant tell what it is you are referring to.
I would use a 50/50 mixture of fondant and gumpaste.
You could use a round cookie cutter to shape the wheel perfectly round (using the inside of the cutter not the outside) and place pre cut strips of the 50/50 in the wheel to make the spokes or spindles of the wheel.
You would have to let in dry completely 1-2 days and it would harden up enough to stand on it's own.
Hope this helps and good luck...please post a pic when your done!
Sorry about the picture, the link worked in the preview. Maybe its too big, basically its a pony and trap like was used in the film "The Quiet Man" or "Darby O'Gill & The Little People".
I hadn't thought of doing it as a full circle and then putting the spokes on the outside, thanks for that idea Lizzy. I could give them a week to dry if necessary its not needed until the 20th.