How would you go about making a cake like this. (i couldn't put the pic. up but hopefully the link will work). http://littleaprilbigworld.blogspot.com/2009/02/pickles-ice-cream.html
Make a 1/2 sheet (12"x18") cake that is as tall as you want the pickle to be (anywhere from 4" to 6" I'd guess), then carve the shape out of the cake. Ice w/ green BC.
my no waste method:
start with 9x13.
divide in half lengthwise
then cut each piece on diagonal as show.
flip one half of each piece over and push together as shown.
layer on the other two pieces same way
trim the pointy side to curve.
put trimmings into dented side to make a curve
add half rounds stacked to each end.
have at it with BC / fondant.
(would easily scale up for other size sheets)
diagram shows top to bottom:
cakes you start with and how to cut sheet
arranging of one layer with trimming and move of trimming
side view of stacking of all layers
Doug, I bet you're hard to beat playing Tetris!
thanks, now how did they get the icing or fondant to look like that.