Air- Plane Cake Help Needed.

Decorating By topaz176 Updated 20 Oct 2009 , 1:40am by topaz176

topaz176 Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 2:57am
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Do you know what the wings and tail are made from ?
And how do you atttach them ?

Wait, I have problems uploading the pic.

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topaz176 Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 3:12am
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Ok I had to make the pic. smaller.

BakingGirl Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 3:13am
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I did one space ship cake (in my photos). The wings and tail were made from gumpaste which was dried in advance. I embedded tooth picks into the wings so that I could easily insert the wings into the cake.

Hey, I see you are in the Caribbean too. Where are you?

BakingGirl Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 3:34am
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OK, I can see your picture now. The wings look like they are made with fondant covered styrofoam. It certainly has to be something very light for the wings to be that thick and still stay on the cake.

madgeowens Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 3:47am
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I agree styrofoam, or the wings would be too heavy.....I of course am guessing...have not done a plane to date

topaz176 Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 4:12am
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I prefer to do everything edible.
What do you suggest I can use for wings?

Amylou Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 4:45am
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What if you took a cake board, cut it to the shape of the wing (with extra length towards the plane side)...then cut (a thinner length of) cake to sit on top of the cake board, and then iced it/apply fondant on that?

You would have your edible cake, just not very thick.

The extra length of the cake board would go into the main part of the airplane for added support, along with the base support of the engine beneath the wing.

UpAt2am Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 4:58am
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yeah, it looks to me like you could do gumpaste, but support it with the engine that would need to be resting directly on the board. put toothpicks in your gumpaste while it's drying and then stick into cake! for a piece that think, give it a few days to dry completely!

cylstrial Posted 10 Oct 2009 , 10:57pm
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That cake will be a lot of fun to make! It's very cute!

topaz176 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 2:36am
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ok, now I made all the wings from fondant/gumpaste.
Set aside to dry. Do I attach them with royal icing ?

topaz176 Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 1:40am
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Thanks to all your ideas. I posted a pic. in my photos.

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