What Cutter Do I Use?

Decorating By MessMaker Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 4:34am by Jeep_girl816

MessMaker Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:58pm
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Making palm trees for my sons B-Day cake, and i am unsure what leaf cutter i should use to do the leafs on the trees... how do i make them look realistic.. any advice?

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icalise Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 7:24pm
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If they are 2D, you could get a palm tree cookie cutter!

MessMaker Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 9:42pm
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Originally Posted by icalise

If they are 2D, you could get a palm tree cookie cutter!




they are 3D.

sweet_honesty Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 9:54pm
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You could cut them freehand or make a template out of paper and cut them with an X-acto knife.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 10:12pm
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I've used the Wilton leaf cutter with notches cut out and it's worked pretty well.
LL

icalise Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 10:59pm
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Jeep Girl's trees are adorable - I think you got your answer!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 11:44pm
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These are the one's I used, bought them at Michael's but I think I've seen them at Joann's too, possibly even Walmart. I just used 50/50 fondant and gumpaste then let them dry in my curved flower former and attached with candy melts(sets up waaay faster/sturdier than gum glue or water) http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=130A4413-475A-BAC0-5D9253E3958FC1A5&killnav=1

MessMaker Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 4:28pm
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Jeep Girl your cake is so adorable, i am nowhere near that good.... yet...thank you for the advice everyone.... ill post pic when its done.

PattyT Posted 23 Jun 2010 , 4:39pm
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Jeep Girl your cake is so adorable, i am nowhere near that good.... yet...thank you for the advice everyone.... ill post pic when its done.




Ditto on that...very cute cake. In addition to the leaves, I love how you did the trunk of the tree..

Jeep_girl816 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 4:34am
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I took one of the Wilton craft dowels, the kind for support for stacking cakes and cut it the length I needed, then I just used the smallest circle cutter I had, Wilton again, started at eh bottom and kept adding circles. Ridiculously easy actually! I used candy melts dabbed on with a tooth pick to secure them as I worked then used the candy melts to attach the (now dried) leaves on top. For my side trees I just rolled a sausage of brown fondant and attached it to the side with a few tiny dots of candy melts then added the leaves on top. I loved this cake, It was a lot of fun and pretty easy to do.

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