I have a request for a 3d tinkerbell riding on the back of a dolphin to go ontop of a cake and I cannot decide what would be the best way to accomplish it. After looking at the pics on the site I am very aware of the fact that if I do not get her proportions right she is going to look very wierd. I am thinking that I should make a wire armature on which to build her and making one for the dolphin as well. What are your thougths? I have done flat images of popular characters before and have allways been able to capture thier likenesses but this one has me nervous.
OK, Lets assume it is just a small blonde girl on a non specific fish of some sort. Anyone?? lol
Allrighty then, I guess I am on my own with this one. I have never had a posting go totally unresponded to. I guess there is a first time for everything. lol
someone will help you soon.. i wish i could help you.. but the right person will see this and help you..patience... patience.. patience..ha!
You might get some help from RylanTy. He does amazing cakes and he does his sculpting from RKT's. He might have some ideas as to how you can do this.
If you are doing this as a topper I don't think you will need an armature, make the dolphin first & I would make it out of RKT mixed with melted chocolate to really stabalize it & then cover it with fondant mixed with Tylose, once you have the size of your dolphin you should be able to judge the size of your Tinkerbell fairy, make the dolphin as large as you can so that your fairy doesn't have to be so tiny that you can hardly see her. Looking forward to seeing your cake, it is a lovely idea.
Superstar, Thanks so much! I had been waiting to do a rkt sculpture and this may be the perfect opportunity. Here is my only question, I don't think I mentoned this but these peices are being mailed to my client who is a decorator in California. I live in Missouri and alot of my business is custom cake decorations that I mail. I have never mailed a 3d piece. Most of my items are 2 demensional. With this in mind, do you think the rkt will hold up? Sorry I did not mention that before. I appreciate your response.
If you mix it with the chocolate it will be very strong & it should be fine. The melted chocolate really gives the RKT strength & body.