No that is the only way I can think you could make it. Boy I hope you aren't making it to big!
Could you make a DIY mold from a chain like that and use that to mold your gumpaste? I know there are some fantastic molding products out there now.
Thanks guys. I am making the crest to go on top of a 9x13 cake.
What about piping with royal icing and painting gold afterwards?
I was thinking about doing the royal icing, but I am too lazy to make another recipe of something. This is for my husband's ship. They just passed a really big inspection, so I am making it for the people in his work center.
[quote="awatterson"]I was thinking about doing the royal icing, but I am too lazy to make another recipe of something.
"Too lazy to make another recipe of something." It seems like it may be less trouble if "lazy" is in the equation.
pipe it in buttercream if you don't want to make royal. Then, paint it gold... that is, if you use basic, crusting buttercream
I'd rather pipe it than use the extruder...the extruder would be far more work than making another recipe of anything.
mamawrobin and all4 cake you guys are too funny. I just might do the royal icing.
ya i'd just pipe a rope border with an open star tip.
You might be on to something metria. Thanks.
I would also use the Royal icing but I would pipe a bunch of evenly spaced rectangles or ovals around the cake first, then connect them all with single bars across the top from the middle of one to the middle of the next so it looks like chain links... does that make sense? And I will chime in on the too lazy thing because I would generally be the same way, but making a batch of RI takes about 8 minutes tops and will save you a huge amount of time and probably a backache...
It does make sense eccl1-12. My husband has now moved the cake date to Monday, so maybe I might muster up the energy to make some royal icing!
So I ended up doing a buttercream border. I was trying to go with a rope border, but it didn't quite turn out to be a rope border. I put way too many hours into this cake. It was a double layer 9x13 and my husband said that the people at work devoured it in about 5 minutes flat (only 25 of them). Now I am glad that I didn't use the clay extruder to make the border. Thanks for everyone's help.
my husband said that the people at work devoured it in about 5 minutes flat (only 25 of them).
Too funny - I remember when I was stationed at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, our orthopedic docs and residents could do the same thing!
The military men can scarf stuff down. I guess they are used to eating in a hurry.