How Do I Make A Mold For This?

Decorating By mayhem68 Updated 27 Aug 2010 , 4:28pm by MYOM-Dominic

mayhem68 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 3:04pm
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I have been asked to make a sugar replica of this eagle "sculpture" as a cake topper. (I plan on using Isomalt and then airbrushing)

http://www.giftideasetc.com/items/32419.html

I do have the sculpture and have a picture from each side of it, but cannot post the pics.

I have made several molds with the CopyFlex, but this one is much more difficult. I am not sure where the parting line should be, since there isn't a distinct "center line", especially concerning the wings.

Also, I do not need to include the base, so should I use clay to build up the base into a square and use it as the bottom edge of the outer box (instead of the Adjust-a-Mold).

The overall dimensions of the sculpture are 7" x 4 1/4" x 9 1/2". Will 5 lbs. of CopyFlex be enough?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

2 replies
itscake Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 3:21pm
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I would make it in two parts....splitting the eagle in half then attaching the two pieces (use the head as your center point) good luck!!

MYOM-Dominic Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 4:28pm
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Hi mayhem,

The only way to go about this is to dissect this sculpture into individual parts and then make molds of each part. Cast each part separately in Isomalt and then assemble the sculpture and then airbrush it. I would make a mold of each wing, a mold of the head and torso of the eagle and another mold of the flags. Each mold would be either a slit mold ( like the beer bottle mold) or a two piece mold similar to what Marzipandoll did with Human figures in my forum. Go To: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-671323.html

Hope This Helps,

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