How Do I Do These Trees?

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 9 Oct 2009 , 4:54pm by cownsj

cakesrock Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 2:33pm
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| am making a diorama cake and want to do the trees in this picture - any idea how?

http://www.falconbbs.com/m36-031.jpg

Thanks!

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nonnyscakes Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 3:05pm
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some ideas... 1. fondant coated wire 2. gumpaste 3. modeling chocolate

Maybe you will get some more feedback if I give you a bump.

cakesrock Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 3:10pm
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Thanks.. good ideas.. I guess I'm just wondering if I did the trunk/branches in gumpaste, then how would I do the leaves? Buttercream? What tip?

patticakesnc Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 3:24pm
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I saw on the cake challenge the other night they took grape stems and dipped them in chocolate for trees. LOVED the idea.

cakesrock Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 4:35pm
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that is a great idea!

cownsj Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 4:54pm
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I saw Duff do something similar for the leaves part. He made royal icing and spread it on waxpaper, very thin. After it was totally dry he used the edge of a spatula to scrape it up. It broke up in tiny pieces, looking like the flocking you get on cards and holiday decorations. then just glue that to your branches.

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