Tiger Cake

Decorating By Oklahomasweetie Updated 21 Jan 2010 , 1:38pm by JGMB

Oklahomasweetie Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:38pm
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My BIL wants a cake shaped like a white tiger for his Birthday. I was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers or advice on accomplishing this. TIA.

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katystinykitchen Posted 17 Jan 2010 , 11:57pm
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I would google tigers and find a picture of a tiger that I liked. Print it to size and cut out the border to make a template to cut my cake with. Good luck!

obabassa Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:00am
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I've seen people use the Wilton 3D lamb pan and remove the head. Then use a styrofoam ball for the head secured on dowls in the cake board. Then fondant or modeling chocolate is applied to the head to mold the face.

JGMB Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:08pm
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It sounds like your BIL wants the whole tiger, not just the head, LOL -- but this might change his mind. Look how gorgeous it is!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1324426

Mensch Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 12:54pm
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That's actually one of the best 'star method' cakes I have ever seen.

TexasSugar Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 5:15pm
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Do you have a figure or tiger toy you can look at while carving? I like having something 3d infront of me when I have to do some things, that way you can see portions and such.

I'd probably do one with his head laying on his arms that way you don't have to worry about the support in the head.

JanH Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 5:21pm
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..moving to Cake Ideas. icon_smile.gif

Renaejrk Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 5:36pm
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flat or 3d?

Oklahomasweetie Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 11:34pm
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JGMB - thanks for the link that cake looks awesome.

Renae- Either one. The thing about making cakes just for my family/friends and not charging, usually they won't be very specific (which is good and bad IMO)

I had originally thought to try it in 3D because the ones I have seen looks so amazing but the picture that JGMB linked too and this one both look really good.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1339669

Oklahomasweetie Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:23pm
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Well i finished it. It didn't turn out as good as i would have liked. But, hey, that's why i'm not a professional, lol. Thanks sweetcakesbyrebecca, your cake was awesome!


Thank you to everyone who helped with ideas and inspiration.
LL

JGMB Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:38pm
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It's wonderful, and I'm sure the birthday boy loved it!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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