Tutorial of my T-Rex sculpting, Painting and Piping FX-fog

Decorating By Crustymuffin Updated 29 Aug 2013 , 9:58pm by baker4grandkids

sandy99 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 1:59pm
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after the baking is still pliable?

Crustymuffin Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:14pm
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Yes. It is not as gummy. You may have to experiment with the length you bake it. The Cereal get a little soggy with the melted marshmallows. This helps dry it out. I m in Texas where it is hot and humid. This technique has helped me here.

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:22pm
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Thanks crazy!! That's a GREAT tutorial! icon_biggrin.gif

Marianna46 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:34pm
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Training videos are an even better idea, now that I think about it. One question: it looks like you when you spread the fondant/gumpaste over the rice krispie base you have something wet on your hands. Is that actually what it is, and if so, could you tell me what you use?

Crustymuffin Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 2:58pm
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One question: it looks like you when you spread the fondant/gumpaste over the rice krispie base you have something wet on your hands. Is that actually what it is, and if so, could you tell me what you use?




I use vodka and sometimes water. I do a lot of blending. This is possible since the figure will be painted. If you were just relying on a colored fondant or gum paste, you would not Be able to do this.

Ursula40 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 3:07pm
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It takes a crazy person to make Crazy Cakes! I guess I'm a complete wack-O.


No ,it just means, that you haven't lost the dreams and imagination of a child, a rarity in out world of "grown ups", that's the one thing my daughter taught me, even as a baby, to "re-see" the world with the eyes of a child. Our upbringing unfortunately often kills the "wonderment" (for lack of a better word) of life and the beauty and magic our world offers us

sandy99 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 8:44pm
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thank you so much for the answer

Rosie2 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 8:59pm
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W O W!!!! this is awesome icon_eek.gif

Crustymuffin Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 7:42pm
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I was at home depot yesterday and they have solid copper wire in the Electical department in a like 5 sizes. This is the best stuff to use in the jionts. Drill your hole a little samaller then the copper wire and press it on. You can also Hot glue it after the you have it posed. Just make sure that you wrap the armature in a food safe material after.

GL79 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 8:07pm
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All I can say is WOW!!!

tonedna Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 8:25pm
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Great work you guys!!
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pmarks0 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 8:31pm
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You do amazing work...I'm just in awe. I've only been doing cakes for a year, but I hope to eventually do these type of really creative cakes. Thanks for the tutorial.

Superstar2 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 9:05pm
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Thanks for sharing, what an amazing tutorial.

Crustymuffin Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 12:23am
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You do amazing work...I'm just in awe. I've only been doing cakes for a year, but I hope to eventually do these type of really creative cakes. Thanks for the tutorial.




Most do not believe me but the fact is, I have only been doing cakes for 2 years. You just have to believe in yourself and do it. I am not afraid of failing as much as Im afraid of not pushing it hard enough. I really do believe that is the difference for successful people.

If you look at my cakes here you will see them in order I made them. This is the 3rd. Some are great and some are not but I learnd somthing and tried somthing new on each of them.

Marianna46 Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:39am
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I went to your photos and realized that I'd already saved lots of your things to my favorites. I saved a whole bunch more just now and left you about 5,000 comments. You seriously rock!!! Thanks for being kind enough to share your techniques with us. After you've been looking at hundreds of cakes every day for a couple of years, it's hard to find anything that really knocks your socks off, but your cakes do it every time!!!

Crustymuffin Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 10:16pm
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I went to your photos and realized that I'd already saved lots of your things to my favorites. I saved a whole bunch more just now and left you about 5,000 comments. You seriously rock!!! Thanks for being kind enough to share your techniques with us. After you've been looking at hundreds of cakes every day for a couple of years, it's hard to find anything that really knocks your socks off, but your cakes do it every time!!!




Those are some pretty kind words and I do really appreciate it.

krazyb5 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 10:45pm
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amazing, thanks

emiyeric Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 10:55pm
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I, too, just realized I have about a third of your cakes in my favorites list already, hehe .... fantastic work, absolutely creative, and just a pleasure to look at. Great job!!!

-Emi.

BORIKS03 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 11:39pm
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Awsome Work

bitofsnshn Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 2:10am
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[quote="Crustymuffin"]I was at home depot yesterday and they have solid copper wire in the Electical department in a like 5 sizes. This is the best stuff to use in the jionts. Drill your hole a little samaller then the copper wire and press it on. You can also Hot glue it after the you have it posed. Just make sure that you wrap the armature in a food safe material after.[/quote]


Could you explain a little more how you attach the segments of dowels together. I think i understand, but i am so curious. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Crustymuffin Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 12:00pm
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Could you explain a little more how you attach the segments of dowels together. I think i understand, but i am so curious. Thanks for the great tutorial.




Using a gardening cutting tool, cut the solid copper wire in 1.5 - 2 inch sections.

Drill a hole in the wooden dowel just smaller than the copper wire diameter. Press the wire into hole. Drill a hole into the other dowel and press the exposed end of the copper wire into then hole. The goal is to only have enough exposed wire between the 2 dowels that you need to pose the limbs. That will keep it sturdy.

Look at my Gollum video linked in this thread you will see me do this.

giggysmack Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:56am
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Thank you for your explanation!!

Love2BakeCakes Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 3:10am
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Job well done!

CVB Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 9:51am
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This is so amazing, thanks for sharing!

ocfrank Posted 20 Sep 2010 , 6:06am
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Wow, Wow, Wow! I just love tutorials... beautiful work.

Rauty Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 2:55pm
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Well me and my husband tried so hard to make this cake for our little boy and we somewhat succeeded, but only somewhat! we have a dinosaur on top of rocks, but our dino looks nothing like yours! But our little boy loved it!
So thankyou so much!!

Marianna46 Posted 14 Oct 2011 , 3:33pm
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Well, even if you don't think it was the coolest (although all decorators tend to underestimate their talents!), post a photo anyway and let us see it, Rauty!

Rauty Posted 15 Oct 2011 , 9:21am
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Thanks for your encouragement marion! I will post a pic maybe tomorrow! right now i think i have earned an early night!! but im telling you it might have to go in the cake disasters gallery!

josefina20 Posted 15 Oct 2011 , 10:01am
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jpentrack Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 6:21pm
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fantastic!!!!!! I love it thank you for sharing & crazy is great

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