Model Tree Help

Decorating By MrsShreeve Updated 9 Jan 2010 , 9:08pm by cakesrock

MrsShreeve Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:48am
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I need a little help on how I can make model trees..I would like to make a cake of a house and I need help with the landscaping..Oh yeah and the windows.Any advice?[img] cowboy.gif
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ski Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 3:45pm
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Well, that is an amazing endeavor! As for the windows, easy , just use isomalt or sugar. For trees you could go with pretzle sticks and royal icing limbs, several stages for drying time.

SuzyNoQ Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:11pm
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I don't remember where I saw it (but I know it was on tv) but someone covered grape stems with melted chocolate and let it harden. You could try that then using a leaf tip to make the leaves on it. Good luck with the cake.

cakesrock Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 9:08pm
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I used gelatin sheets for the windows on my house cake (see my photos) - they work great! I also tried the grape leaves dipped in chocolate - worked well. I used the wilton green candy melts. For the trunk, I used gumpaste over a lollipop stick and painted on milk chocolate candy melts. The tree looked a bit more diorama like but that was the look I was going for (see my tank cake photo)

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