I would like to make a replica of my husbands fishing boat for fathers day. I would like to know if it is best to carve the cake when the bread is frozen or at room temperture?Also what could I use for the silver railing around the boat? Do I cover the boat with bc frosting and then fondent or could I do just fondent over the cake?If any one can help, I would apreciate it. thank you.
I am not much help, but I just did a fishing boat for my BIL. It is not that good as I was in a big time crunch. My boat was in RKT covered in fondant but I used floral wire as the rail. I am not sure about using it on a cake. Good Luck.
Not sure if you will get my reply to your question under my photo. So I will answer here as well. The boat was not that hard to mold. I just made it a flat bottom. I did cover it 2X in fondant to try to get it smoother. Thanks for the nice comment. I had another cake due that day and ended up finishing this one at the church during the service. So I did not have much time for the canopy on top and just had to use whatever I could get my hands on. That was all I could come up with. I know yours will turn out great.
I'm in the middle of working on my first boat and I made it from a loaf shaped (9x5) pound cake and a large cupcake. I froze it before carving and I used a food safe marker to draw on the cake where i wanted to cut os I got things pretty even. I'll post pics once I have it done.
You should cover your cake in buttercream before the fondant for a smoother surface. The other advantage to this is that if someone decides they do not like fondant, there will be BC on the cake. As far as carving, what I have seen on the site, is that most prefer carving while the cake is partially frozen, just enough to provide some firmness and keep you from smooshing it!
i just made a replica of a fishing boat with the canopy,etc. i use it on a road of life cake.. i had to use florist wire to help me constuct it. and yes, told them what is involved and not to consume it.. they wouldn,t have anyway..it has 3 people on it.. holding their catch... and the canopy i made from gumpaste and placed on a small piece of card board. then attached with superglue.this boat never touched the cake. in fact , i took it to the occasion.. and sat the boat in icing that looked like water.. and then told them the whole constructions of this cake. they were pleased. i will be posting the pictures this week. you could make lots of this with pastiallage.. but i did not have the time.. had a week and half to get this cake together..about 16 items on it to represent this girls life..i made the boat from gumpaste. didn,t want to use a plastic one
Thank you all for all your help. I will use all your advise.It is very sweet of you all to help.
I made a replica of my mom's boyfriends boat. I had such a hard time starting this cake. It was kind of overwhelming at first. I had trouble getting the scale right for the cake. I did carve the cake partially frozen, as I do with all my carved cakes (it makes it so much easier!!) And once I carved and pieced the cake together, the rest was a piece of cake (ha ha). I started off with a sheet cake and carved and shaped it. Good luck!!!
Thank you all. I made this boat cake already for my husband, back in June for fathers day. It turned out great at least I think it did. He loved it. thanks to every one for their help.