I'm dying to make this tiger cake by susie108. But I can't figure out how to do the head. I'm planning on making it out of rice krispie treats. Can I just dowel and board it as usual (pretend it's another tier) or do I need to build some sort of internal structure with a wooden dowel supporting a round of wood, screwed into the baseboard?
And also, would it be better to use fondant or modeling chocolate to cover the head? Should I cover the head separately or try to use a giant piece of fondant to cover the whole thing?
Any help is greatly appreciated!!
Beautiful cake. Have you tried pm'ing susie108 for instructions?
Yes, she was very helpful! But I forgot to ask her these questions and she hasn't gotten back to me after a few weeks.
I thought she used styrofoam on the head.
She did- but I wanted to make it all edible. Which is why I'm wondering if I can get away with just dowels instead of an internal structure.
Anyone have any idea?
Out of cake.....wow that would be dicey
Why not Rice Crispies? They're edible and kinda Styrofoam-y? Form/mold them, use some royal icing were needed, stick a dowel in them and you're in business.
Yes I would use rkt not cake...and dowel it like that. I could never do anything that artistic, that is a great tiger cake
Okay great! I'll definitely do rice krispie treats and dowel it. Will it stay with just dowels (Bamboo skewers)? I'll use bubble tea straws and cardboard in the cake to support it and then stick bamboo skewers through the head.