Lawnmower Help, Please!!!

Decorating By Cakeonista Updated 9 Jul 2009 , 7:29pm by Cakeonista

Cakeonista Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:43am
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I have a last minute request to make a lawnmower cake for a 60th birthday. The gentleman is a landscaper and the family would really love this if I can manage to make it. I have ideas on the bottom (cake) part but am stumped on what to use for the long handles. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Elise87 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:53am
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how big is it going to be? etiher way i personally would use gumpaste cose that dries hard and strong icon_smile.gif

CarriM Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:11am
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I agree, gumpaste is the way to go. Best of luck!!

Unlimited Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:27am
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I made a Snapper push mower cake years ago... DH made the handle out of wire coat hanger and covered with aluminum foil, then he attached it to the board by wrapping the wire ends around screws in the base board.

7yyrt Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 4:43am
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PVC pipe.

Cakeonista Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:23pm
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Can I wrap the PVC wipe with fondant and stick it into the cake?

Doug Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by mariu

Can I wrap the PVC wipe with fondant and stick it into the cake?

wrap -- Yes.

attach to cake -- no...too heavy -- will need to attach to a wooden cake board (like 1/4 or so plywood). then fit the cake around it.

Cakeonista Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 7:29pm
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Thanks Doug.......I'll try to get the contractor hubby to help me, I'll post pics.

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