Hand Holding A Basketball?? Is It Possible?

Decorating By jennbrownrigg Updated 11 Apr 2010 , 7:24pm by Doug

jennbrownrigg Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 3:03pm
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I just had a lad email me asking if I could do a small cake with a hand on top of it holding a basketball. I'm not sure that I could even tackle this but am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to do the hand?

TIA

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Doug Posted 10 Apr 2010 , 3:05pm
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yes.

method depends upon --

life size?

or

scaled down to match size of cake?

jennbrownrigg Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 12:44pm
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it would be scaled down to match size of cake, she only wants a 7" round

Doug Posted 11 Apr 2010 , 7:24pm
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hand --

arm part dowel stuck through cake into cake drum (stack of 3 or 4 boards glued together and then wrapped in foil) and covered in fondant or modeling chocolate.

to top of dowel -- add a wire armature in the shape of a hand
ex: of armature: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/barth215/myblog/images/jekyll_armature_finished.jpg

then cover it too in fondant or modeling chocolate


basketball -- a ball of RKT (rice crispe treats) also covered in fondant or modeling chocolate

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