Need Help With A Cake For A Wounded Soldier

Decorating By Joshua_Alan Updated 9 Sep 2010 , 3:52am by imagenthatnj

Joshua_Alan Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 3:37am
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All,

My step-sister's husband was badly injured in Afghanistan last month and is currently nearby at Walter Reed Medical Center. His birthday is this Saturday and my step-sister just asked me tonight to make a cake for his birthday and she asked for me to try and put the Iron Man Arc Reactor on the cake. I'm looking at the picture of this thing and I'm really struggling with how to recreate it. I really want to pull this off, if you guys have any ideas I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Here's a picture:

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JanH Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 3:44am
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cheatize Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 3:48am
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Have you PMd Doug?
I'd break it down into each "ring" of color and go from there. If you have Isomalt experience, you could use that for the clear pieces. I don't know how I'd make it glow.

Joshua_Alan Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 3:49am
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Yeah, I was thinking isomalt too, although I've never worked with it before.

imagenthatnj Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 3:52am
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Re: isomalt.

There are a few pieces created using this in the Pastry & Baking magazines.

Luckily, they're free (back issues, lots of them). And you can download them (or the pages you need).

These are the issues that have isomalt pieces:

2008 ISSUE 2
2006 ISSUE 2 ASIA PACIFIC
2007 ISSUE 4 ASIA PACIFIC
2007 ISSUE 3 ASIA PACIFIC

And this is the website:

www.pastryna.com

There might be others in the magazines since pastry chefs use it a lot.

Hope that helps.

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