Ladder???

Decorating By poptart Updated 13 Feb 2010 , 9:51am by dalis4joe

poptart Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:10am
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I need to make a ladder sturdy enough to support a standing chocolate clay figure. Any suggestions as to what I should make it out of?? I'm stumped icon_confused.gif

TIA
Jen

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ZoesMum Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:26am
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Dowel, straws or candy sticks covered in fondant or gumpaste (or mix)??? Not that I have done it before, but that would be the way I would go!

jayne1873 Posted 10 Feb 2010 , 12:56pm
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Ace of cakes made a ladder out of small pieces of wood for their cake

dalis4joe Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 12:28pm
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Hi...

I made my ladder out of pastillage (I didn't have anything standing on it) but pastillage is used to make cake drums and support structurtes also... I painted it silver... here is the pic:
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cakesrock Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 2:28pm
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Originally Posted by dalis4joe

Hi...

I made my ladder out of pastillage (I didn't have anything standing on it) but pastillage is used to make cake drums and support structurtes also... I painted it silver... here is the pic:




Wow - fantastic ladder and cake, Dalis4joe! thumbs_up.gif

What is pastillage??

dalis4joe Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:02pm
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Hi thanks....
pastillage is sugar with UNFLAVORED GELATIN... IF U need the recipe let me know and I will give it to you.... it dries super quick and it's very sturdy for things like ladders signs (not for flowers though). Pastry chefs use it a lot to display their desserts and sugar sculptures....

sarkee Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:24pm
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I would love to have the recipe....[email protected]

thanks

dalis4joe Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 9:51am
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Originally Posted by sarkee

I would love to have the recipe....[email protected]

thanks




Hi.. I sent u the email... also look at this post from another user here... done with pastillage and looks amazing!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=535823

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