3 D Tree

Decorating By cakeslammin Updated 12 Aug 2009 , 5:07am by BlakesCakes

cakeslammin Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 4:41am
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i want to do a tree that stands on a cake. i want a realistic tree bark and limb..any ideas on the core structure?

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BlakesCakes Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 5:07am
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I was asked to make a small tree with butterflies on it that the person could keep.

I took a 4" white Wilton column, wrapped it with thick floral wire, creating branches of wrapped wire as I went. After I got a shape I liked, I covered it all with brown gum paste. I used tool to make it look like bark.

The gum paste was a good surface for me to stick the gum paste butterlies on to. I was able to put a dowel into the cake that stuck about 3/4ths of the way up the center of the column, too, so it was nice and stable while on display.

There are tons of options--modeling chocolate, fondant, etc. Depends on if you need it to be completely edible, too.

Rae

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