How Do I Make A Tree?

Decorating By Mom2ANC Updated 13 Jun 2010 , 7:06am by CourtneyLS99

Mom2ANC Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 2:51am
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I am making a cake with an African animal theme and I would like a few trees for toppers. I see a lot of jungle cakes have palm trees, and those are really cute and have instructions. But, I want to make the trees that branch out wide at the top.
I have fondant, or I could do molding chocolate, or even royal icing.
I can't find any pictures of cakes that have 3D trees like I am looking for.

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Ursula40 Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 5:56am
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Make a skeleton out of wire and mold modelling chocolate around that. You can then, when it's hardened up a bit, lay textured pieces of green fondant or gumpaste on and around it and use a texturising tools to mold it around and onto the branches. Snip with clean and sanitised nailscissors to get the effect of leaves. Don't forget to texturise the chocolate bark

CourtneyLS99 Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 7:06am
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I made a large tree (over 2' tall) out of cake dummies that I carved and then covered it with fondant. So that could be an option...except make them smaller.

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