Help! How Do I Make An [B]Artist Easel [/b](Stand Up)

Decorating By rfielhau Updated 20 Nov 2009 , 6:06pm by rfielhau

rfielhau Posted 19 Nov 2009 , 1:06pm
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HELP! I need to make an artist's easel for a cake on Saturday. I've already made the artist out of fondant. He is about 8" tall, so I need an easel for him to paint on. I thought about dowels but I'm not sure how to keep them together. I don't think glue would hold. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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cylstrial Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 12:36am
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For the legs you could cut some thin barbecue skewers to the right height (so that it touches the bottom of the cake and goes up and forms the easel). Then you could wrap the fondant around the easel. Then you could take some Wilton chocolate melts and use that to glue the easel together.

Hope this helps.

CakeMommyTX Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 1:03am
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I would build a tiny easel out of 3 bamboo skewers cut to the right height and a dried gumpaste "canvas" glued on with fondant glue or candy melts.
To make the easel take 3 bamboo skewers and glue them together at the top with some candymelts kind of like a teepee.
Instead of wrapping each one in fondant just dip the entire thing (or spoon over) in royal icing or more candymelts.
This will cover the skewers evenly and easily and and help keep the top glued together .
Tap any excess off and let dry/harden.
Then glue the canvas on the front add a small strip of fondant in the same color as the legs for the bottom part that holds the canvas.
The addition of the canvas will help stabilize it.

cylstrial Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 2:11pm
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Oh, the dipping bamboo skewer in the candy melts is a great idea (instead of using fondant)!

rfielhau Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 6:06pm
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All great ideas. I'm going to get to it right to NOW icon_smile.gif

Thanks SO much!

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