Client wants this cake...she has already bought the figures. I am curious about the cat tails (Does anyone know how this may have been done? The stalks with the brown tips. )
What would you charge for this cake with the detail...I have never had anyone ask me to replicate a cake before.
Any other tips are so very welcome.
To me it looks like tooth picks dipped repeatedly in chocolate!
Can you contact the creator? If they are on CC most will gladly give you help. Just be sure to credit them when posting your version.
The cats look like thick spaghetti with brown fonant/gumpaste "tails".
Maybe spaghetti with chocolate or fondant on it?
I think they look a little long for toothpicks. To me, it looks like uncooked spaghetti with brown fondant or gumpaste rolled onto the tips.
I woudl assume the cattails are something like maybe a type of pasta covered in chocolate. When I look closely at them, I don't see any movement there. They are all perfectly straight up and down, which is pretty unnatural for cattails.
Yeap, I take that back I'm on the spaghetti ban wagon!
fondant on a skewer?
I agree, it looks uncooked spaghetti. It also looks like they used modelling chocolate or brown gumpaste/fondant.
I've made cattails with brown fondant on bamboo skewers but I'm sure uncooked pasta would work well too.
I made cat tails using small wooden dowels and used brown fondant. They were really easy.
Thank you all for the tips!!!! greatly appreciated! I just found the creators blog and I am trying to find some contact info. Nicole Patrick's Confections, Cakes & Creations created this precious cake.
Oh, what size do you think these tiers are? Thank you so much for all of your help cc'rs!
When I made cattails for a cake I did spaghetti with modeling chocolate. The only bad thing is the spaghetti kept breaking so I would use skewers the next time. HTH
looks like uncooked spag. you could prob. use choc on the tips or fonadant.
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Oh, what size do you think these tiers are?
Looks like a 6" offset towards the back of a 10".
I'd guess 6" on a 12", that's what the sizes are on my jungle cake in my avatar, looks the same to me.
I used uncooked spaghetti and chocolate candy clay (made with candy melts and corn syrup) for the cattails on my frog cake.
I also see a very similar cake on Crazy Cake Art's facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=110736225620075&aid=15955&s=60&hash=ac032c7db17a0fea9bb28dd18561db73#!/photo.php?pid=339288&id=110736225620075 maybe she can offer some advice as well?