Templates?

Decorating By sweetswedish Updated 14 Aug 2009 , 8:53pm by Doug

sweetswedish Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:02pm
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This is my first time writing here, although I have been peeking in to the forum for the past month. And enjoyed every minute of it.

I am looking to buy a template for a 3D muscle car. Does anyone out there have a web site address where to buy them.

Before asking you this question.. I want you to know I have really tried hard to find one on my own. I appreciate your input. Thank you.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:30pm
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What do you mean a template? Are you meaning an actaul 3D Cakepan? I have never seen a specific one for a muscle car.Most decoraters carve their own from cake.

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Doug Posted 14 Aug 2009 , 8:53pm
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why buy when you can make your own.

If you know one, a woodcarver or furniture maker can do a live demo of how to do this.

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  • first find a very good pic or drawing of the item that shows it "flat on" from one side (and for more complex shapes, get front, back, and top views too)

  • then copy the out line to stiff cardboard (like a cakeboard) -- make 2 copies -- hint --- tape the two boards together and cut only once to get to matching templates -- you can even do this with a scroll/jig saw that has a very fine tooth finish grade wood cutting blade in it.

  • Before proceeding also make alignment 2 alignment holes -- punch 2 holes all the way through each board using a skewer.

  • put one template on either side of the block of cake and align them by running skewers through the two alignment holes.

  • now, using a LONG knife that spans the full distance between the templates and "then some" -- at least 1", better yet 2" or more -- slowly cut the cake letting the templates guide the knife.

  • remove templates and cut pieces of cake and you have the basic raw shape.

  • If you also do this for top, front and back, will have a very close form that will only need fine tuning -- mostly detailing to get the final desired effect.



try it on styrofoam first for practice.

hint -- in woodworking they will remove cut biggest profile sections first and leave them in place (often held with tape) as they move on to cutting the other smaller profiles -- once all the profiles are cut, then all the pieces removed. This makes it easier to align the profiles as you move from side to top to front and back.

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for great cake carving advice see this thread:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-59361-.html

be sure to see Bellatheball's post on the top of page 6 of that thread and follow her link to her photos of using this technique to do a car.
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