I had seen a couple of Christmas cakes here that have Christmas trees on the sides that look as though they were made with gumpaste and cookie cutters. One tree was cut with cutter, the other was cut with cutter and cut in half. It was put together to give the tree a 3D effect. Does anyone know how this was done? I have my trees cut out but am not sure how to secure the 1/2 tree to the whole tree. Hope this makes sense to someone, it's kind of hard to explain.[/b]
Use either Royal Icing in the same color as the trees or melted chocolate or candy melts. Just pipe or dot some down the side of the half tree and attach it to the middle of the whole tree, let it set up overnight or so and that should do it.
Here is another idea. I used pointed ice cream cones upside down and used royal icing and a star tip to make the branches, here is the link to a photo (hope the link works) these were cut in half but the same idea. Hope that helps.
.........I have my trees cut out but am not sure how to secure the 1/2 tree to the whole tree. Hope this makes sense..........
Hon, you're thinking tooooo hard It is very simple.
As you described......leave one tree whole, & cut one right down the middle.
Take the cut one and pipe just a line of icing (or as suggested ^^^ use choco) on the cut edge. Now stick it at an angle to the whole one in the middle. Do the same w/the other cut piece, lining it up w/the other two, but at the other angle. Looking at the finished tree it would look much like a 'K" from the side.
Do you think cookie icing would work as well as royal icing?
Cool idea...will be trying this! Thanks!
You're so funny, kakeladi. I was having a difficult time picturing it myself--you detailed it nicely! Thanks, now I'm going to have to make the 3-d trees myself.
I'm not real familar w/cookie icing but I bet it would work. Does it dry hard to the touch"?