2Nd Try - Need Help With Cake Structure

Decorating By fruitsnack Updated 23 Sep 2010 , 1:58pm by cakeandpartygirl

fruitsnack Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 5:48pm
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I posted before on this, but only got one reply. I am going to be making my son a Lego rock monster cake for his birthday. He wants the cake to look like this - the complete toy, standing up:

http://www.firestartoys.com/Shop/LEGO-Mini-Figures/Power-Miners-LEGO-Figures/3047-LEGO-Power-Miners-Mini-Figure-~-Rock-Monster-~-Combustrix.html

So far, I think I'm going to be making the legs out of PVC supports, then wrapping with rice krispie treats or modeling chocolate. Then, I will put another base on top of that for the body / head.

On the toy, the top portion of the head is movable, and he wants the head portion of the cake to be tilted back a bit to show that it's "open".

I'm trying to figure out how to do the structure for the arms and how to make the head tilt back a bit without the cake falling off.

Can anyone offer any help?

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cakelady31 Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 6:07pm
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Wow! That's a very ambitious project!! I would say sorry son, but the head will not be tilted . Maybe do the arms with pvc covered in cereal treats and well. Good Luck and please post pics when you are done.

ibmoser Posted 22 Sep 2010 , 6:47pm
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OMG - I'm with cakelady31 icon_lol.gif . Take a look at Bronwen Weber's Man Stand sold at Caljava

http://www.caljavaonline.com/cakestudy1-bman-lg.htm

I have this stand and have made several standing figures after taking her class. You can create a similar set-up with goodies from the plumbing aisle of Home Depot or Lowe's and use a styrofoam ball for the head from a craft store - the angle you attach the head to the neck can give you a tilt. I have found that candy clay is a better base for the legs, arms and shoulders than RKT, especially in warmer temperatures. Bronwen said that, but I had to see for myself icon_redface.gif . The details on your project are daunting lol - keep us posted!

fruitsnack Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:40am
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You guys are making me nervous! Has anyone else done a standing thing like this?

If I use a "skeleton like that, how do you put the cake around it? How would you serve it? Am I overthinking this?

fruitsnack Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:42am
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You guys are making me nervous! Has anyone else done a standing thing like this?

If I use a "skeleton like that, how do you put the cake around it? How would you serve it? Am I overthinking this?

fruitsnack Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 12:42am
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You guys are making me nervous! Has anyone else done a standing thing like this?

If I use a "skeleton like that, how do you put the cake around it? How would you serve it? Am I overthinking this?

fruitsnack Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 1:21pm
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Apparently so nervous that I posted the same thing three times. icon_smile.gif Anyway, has anyone else done anything like this?

cakeandpartygirl Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 1:57pm
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I watched an episode of ace of cakes and he had done a figure with his mouth open. If I remember correctly the structure that he made was with 2 pieces of wood but the were coming together like this (>) I don't remember how else he did it but I hope that gives you a start

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