Gumpaste, Pastillage Or Gingerbread?

Decorating By Mrsnoodle Updated 17 Jan 2010 , 11:15pm by Mrsnoodle

Mrsnoodle Posted 14 Jan 2010 , 4:04pm
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I have been asked to do a Radio Flyer Cart cake with the little wooden side supports on top. Initially I was thinking that I would use pastillage for the wooden bits but then I thought that maybe gingerbread would work.

The "wooden" sticks would have to be burrowed into the cake so it would stand up. Would gingerbread soften too much and break?

Can you suggest the best material and any tips for making sure the structure stays on top of the cake?


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JanH Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 1:23pm
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..moving to Cake Ideas. icon_smile.gif

anasazi17 Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 9:06pm
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I have been waiting to post a response to you question because I just experimented with gingerbread this weekend icon_wink.gif I made a Fenway Park cake and used gingerbread as the brick walls. It worked AMAZING! I was worried that it would get soggy but didn't at all. I used a recipe that you would use for a Gingerbread house....not the cookies. I hope this helps!


Mrsnoodle Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:15pm
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Thanks anasazi17.

That is great to know!

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