I need ideas on how to create 'dirt flying in the air' on a Monster Truck cake. I've thought of using blown sugar; but I've never worked with that medium and truthfully, a bit scared to try it. Any other ideas to get this effect? (Having trouble adding an image of what I'm referring to...will try another way.)
I would probably go with a very thin wire and attach choc and brown sugar drops to it. I would do rows of several of them coming out at different levels from the tire. Please post pic of what you end up doing!
Last night an instructor was showing how to make whitecaps on water. She used blue piping gel for the water, and pastry pride whipped topping for the waves. It looked like real wave caps. I assume you could do the same for flying dirt.
Make 'waves' of dirt coming from the wheels of the truck, then mix crushed nilla wafers or something like that and make 'whitecaps' only they'd be dirt caps.
I know that's a horrible explanation. The only cake pic I could find on line to illustrate is pretty pitiful too (the method, not the cake): http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1754056
Sounds like great ideas!! certainly more that I had Thanks so much for your suggestions...I may end up doing both of these ideas together!
you are welcome!