How To Make "scraggly" Evergreen Trees?

Decorating By fruitsnack Updated 11 Aug 2010 , 2:34pm by all4cake

fruitsnack Posted 10 Aug 2010 , 8:16pm
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I am going to be making a Twilight cake based on the movie. I'm trying to figure out a way to make evergreen trees to put around the base of the cake. I want them to be pressed into the side of the cake, similar to the plastic ones in this picture:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1560198

How would you do that? I did a search and found that you can use a fondant cone and snip into it. I think that would end up being a bit fuller than what I want, plus I don't think they could be pressed into the cake. Any advice?

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peg818 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 1:55pm
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What if you piped them out of chocolate then once on the cake attached either fondant leaves or royal icing leaves.

I would say if you don't mind having to remove them, form them with wire then pipe over it.

But i would prefer them to be edible.

all4cake Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 2:34pm
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dried spaghetti and royal icing

they can either be made by pulling out branches for the front area (stiff icing) or by making separate pieces then 'gluing' them together ( a one dimensional piece with a few half pieces attached).

kinda sorta what I meant...but in royal and with the scraggly effect you desire
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1216012

This one is fantastic! Not made with royal but still scragglier than snipping a wad of fondant. Allowed to dry, can definitely be pressed onto the side of the cake.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1172661

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