How Do I Make A 3D Water Skier For A Cake Topper

Decorating By ideasinicing Updated 23 Nov 2009 , 2:31am by MrsNancyB1

ideasinicing Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 4:10am
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I have to make a water skier for the top of a cake. I was planning to use gumpaste/fondant. What is the best way to go about this. I'm afraid he won't stand up on the cake!

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sweettoothmom1 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 4:42am
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damp some skewers and push into his feet. when dry, this will support him in the cake/ski

CakeMommyTX Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 5:12am
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I would take 2 wooden skewers and stick them into a cake dummy or a peice of foam a few inches, then mark them at the height of the "hips" and cut them off.

Then I would build the feet,legs and bottom area around the skewers( while they are still stuck in the foam).

Then build the torso and head seperatly and attach with fondant glue and a toothpick.
The skewers will keep him from falling over and then you can snip the bottoms off and attach him to the skies as his base.
You can keep a little bit of skewer at the bottom to stick into the skies for a more secure attachment.

They should (in theory) be long enough to balance his weight and keep him from toppeling over.

Of course I tend to just wing it and would probaly incounter quite a few problems along the way as I usually do but this is what my plan would be.

ideasinicing Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 10:32pm
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thanks for the help!
I winged it and here's how it turned out!

mommicakes Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 11:49pm
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The way you did it is how I was going to reply to your post. That was the first way I thought of. As one who used to water ski, that was always the most memorable thing I remember, (water wedgies). icon_biggrin.gif

CakeMommyTX Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:01am
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he turned out awesome! thumbs_up.gif

MrsNancyB1 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 2:31am
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Love it!! thumbs_up.gif

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