I'm making a fiesta-themed birthday cake for a friend who is turning 30. She wants ganache for the frosting so I need bright, colorful items to put on top of the cake.
I'm planning a striped, serape-style blanket in fondant to cover most of the top and give me a base for other items. I think I can handle chili peppers.
Any tips for how to make a sombrero? a cactus that stands up? any other suggestions?
Everything you said was pretty much going to be what I would suggest, haha. I'd definitely do the peppers, since I always think of food when I hear fiesta, and I always think of peppers when I'm going to cook Mexican food. Maybe a set of maracas?
How about a margarita glass, a pair of maracas, confetti eggs, donkey with a serape blanket? Check out my FIESTA cookie in my pics. Cactus, sombrero, big colorful flowers......
My friend doesn't drink, so I'm skipping the margarita glass.
Any ideas on how to shape a cactus in fodant so that it will stand up? I know I can put a skewer in the trunk, but what keeps the arms from falling off or down?
Sombrero--what to shape it on? Should I make a circle and then form that over something to get the hat shape or just do the brim w/a solid rounded cone for the top?
I used a small bowl to shape the top part of my hat and just a big flat circle for the brim. You'll need to put something underneath the outer part of the brim to make it look more like a mexican hat. I used cotton ball pieces. Hope this helps.