Antlers How To??

Decorating By korkyo Updated 18 Sep 2010 , 6:09am by Cookie4

korkyo Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 6:02pm
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How or what do I use to make the antlers for a deer head cake?

I'm putting it on top of a half sheet cake to make it look like it's mounted on a wood board.

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cakesbybert Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 6:26pm
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The antler I made for the shed on the groom's cake I just made, I used copper tubing for the inside structure of the antler. Then covered it with modeling chocolate, then fondant. I had to sodder (sp?) pieces together to get the different points of antler. I had put rice crispie treats around the tubing but it made it too bulky and not life like - so I opted for the modeling chocolate.
Hope this helps.

korkyo Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 12:39am
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Thanks, but is there an easier way to do this????

cheatize Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 3:03am
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Pretzels are fairly easy to make. I wonder if you could make pretzels in the shape you need and then dip them in chocolate?

cakesbybert Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 1:34pm
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You could also use tin foil to make the inside structure of the antlers. But you have to really compress the foil to make it sturdy. Also can use some skrewers and dowel pieces for added support. But be aware foil will bend easy under the weight of fondant and modeling chocolate.

BCo Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 1:40pm
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I used a coat hanger to get the general shape and then covered in foil then covered in fondant/gumpaste - then used gel food color to shade/color to make them look like antlers!

MOGRISER Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 2:50am
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so how long will the antlers last if you make them out of RKT?

Vanaya Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 5:48am
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I molded mine out of gumpaste. It was fairly easy to do.
Just make sure you give them enough time to dry.
Good luck! icon_smile.gif

cutthecake Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 6:07am
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Bread dough?

Cookie4 Posted 18 Sep 2010 , 6:09am
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I too would just make out of gumpaste and mold around a bowl. Let dry thoroughly for a few days, then dust with cocoa for that fur look on antlers. I would also make a few sets of these as they may break and you'll be out of luck on the finished project.

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