Fur/feathers For Sesame Street Characters ...

Decorating By xanikesmom Updated 27 Apr 2011 , 4:52pm by Rosie2

xanikesmom Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 3:11am
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I'm making a Sesame Street cake for my almost 2 year old whose birthday is in a few weeks. I am going to attempt to mold Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster out of fondant/gumpaste. I don't want their bodies to just be smooth - I would like to get the fur effect for Elmo/Cookie and the feather effect for Big Bird. Any suggestions?

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nicoles0419 Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 3:40am
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they just did that on cake boss, maybe u can find that episode on TLC website, but i think they were just nicking the fondant for elmos fur

cmehappy Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 2:00pm
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I suppose if you had some small very sharp scissors yiu could make cuts in it to make it look like fur. you would need to make a lot of cuts to accomplish it though.

rainyone Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 4:24am
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I would do the cutting technique. Aine uses it with her christmas tree - here is a video showing it.

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Otherwise with buttercream a grass tip works.

I am making a cookie monster in a month and planning him with buttercreamicon_smile.gif

AKS Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 1:04am
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I agree that stiff buttercream would be the easiest for cookie monster/elmo/oscar, etc. fur- large open star tip and pull out the icing. If you want to do feathers for big bird, I would pull out the leaf cutters and find one that could look like a feather OR one with a reasonably similar shape then roll it to elongate and layer, layer, layer! Have fun and let us know how it turns out! icon_smile.gif

tarascupcakes Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 2:19am
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I think it was either Cake Boss or some other cake show, maybe a Cake Challenge show somewhere where they took a wire brush, and hit the surfaces of the characters with that all over and it gave it that effect.

chefdot Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 8:45pm
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Originally Posted by AKS

I agree that stiff buttercream would be the easiest for cookie monster/elmo/oscar, etc. fur- large open star tip and pull out the icing. If you want to do feathers for big bird, I would pull out the leaf cutters and find one that could look like a feather OR one with a reasonably similar shape then roll it to elongate and layer, layer, layer! Have fun and let us know how it turns out! icon_smile.gif




they just did that on a challenge on the food network. Oscar, elmo and Cookie Monster were all frosting and big bird was amazing! He was a whole bunch of fondant or gumpaste feathers (you could totally do it with leaves, looks the same).

ninatat Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:03am
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yea i saw that one to and big bird was really good. i found cake boss episodes on u-tube, and on here someone put a site with his recipe for bc and other things.

tx_cupcake Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:14pm
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Are you talking about Cakeboss.com or the other Cake Boss? It's really confusing when two cake-related businesses have the same name!

xanikesmom Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 4:40am
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Thanks for the advice!! I think I'm going to try the cutting method for Elmo and Cookie and layering the feathers for Big Bird. Wish me luck! I will post pictures.

glendaleAZ Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 5:29am
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This is a really good video showing how to make fur out of fondant.

How to make a sculpted dog cake (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOyibd6tDvo&feature=related

Renaejrk Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 5:49am
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On Cake Boss they used modeling chocolate and scissors/tools to make the feather/fur look.

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 5:58am
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I recently did an elmo (check my blog: morselsbymark.blogspot.com) covered in modelling chocolate. I used my dresden tool to make the fur markings.

ayerim979 Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 7:09am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by glendaleAZ

This is a really good video showing how to make fur out of fondant.

How to make a sculpted dog cake (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOyibd6tDvo&feature=related




OMG !!! this video is amazing

fondantqueen Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 6:50am
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if u really want to make easy fur put coconut in a plastic bag with food colouring and shake it and simply put it on icing it has an awesome effect and is supper easy i use it all the time.

Ixtli Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 1:58pm
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I'm making a RKT Elmo tomorrow, covering with stiff buttercream,
I still like to ready other's techniques, that coconut tip is something I might try in the future.

officialamysue Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 2:15pm
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I saw it on challenge on food network, she actually had it molded in silicone for the effect and then cut the feathers to make it look more real. i actually want to challenge that one!!

expressions1 Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 6:05pm
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I used the same method from The Cake Boss tv show. He used tweezers to make the fur. I made a monkey and it turned out great. You take the tweezers and gently squeeze the fondant all over the cake.

happy2bake Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:38am
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Ixtli, Please post pics of the Elmo. I want to do one soon for practice so I can do the real one for my grandson's birthday in August.

Rosie2 Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 4:52pm
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Great info, thank you!!!

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