Help!! Toy Story 3 Headboard***how***

Decorating By Carla9900 Updated 14 Oct 2010 , 3:33pm by TyeRiley

Carla9900 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:57pm
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First of all Thanks for Looking. I'm making a Toy Story 3 headboard for a cake this weekend. I'm worried on how to make the headboard. I've used gumpaste once (for the top of a pineapple on a Spongebob cake), and they broke.

Can anyone give me pointers? Any help is much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance,
Carla

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tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 6:54pm
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Is there a picture that I can look at? Maybe I can give you a few tips from looking. icon_smile.gif

pinkjacs Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 8:07pm
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hello I just done one this weekend. I made the first one out of gum paste and at cracked. so I made rice krispie treats and cut it out then covered it in fondant looked ok I think its in my photos have a wee look

KathysCC Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:01am
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I made mine from gumpaste. Make sure it is fairly thick and that it has plenty of time to dry, several days at least. Gumpaste is fragile, even when dry but I don't see how you could make it from anything else.

yums Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:31am
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I have never done one, but I have been looking at the one posted here. I would do modeling chocolate. When in your hands it gets very soft but like today it was 85 here and mine was rock hard. And it tastes much better than gumpaste.

Carla9900 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 3:34pm
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tcwheeler - For some reason, I'm not able to attach the pic, so here is a similar cake for you to check out.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1677143

tavyheather - WOW that's amazing! How are you doing the headboard?

pinkjacs - Very cute cake!! I do like the fondant with rice krispies. I've only used RKT once before, and it was a disaster. It was very hard to form. How did you make your board wood grain color? Did you use a covered board, or one that was already wood colored? Very cute cake. Love the quilting on the blanket. Also I like your pillow better than the one I posted. Is it all fondant, or RKT for the pillow? Also how did you attach the headboard to the bed?

KathysCC - Thank you for your insights. I looked at your pics and I didn't see where you made a bed. But thanks so much.

yums - I appreciate you helping me with suggestions. I'll definitely have to just 'tackle' it the best I can.

Thanks!

pinkjacs Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 4:52pm
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Originally Posted by Carla9900



pinkjacs - Very cute cake!! I do like the fondant with rice krispies. I've only used RKT once before, and it was a disaster. It was very hard to form. How did you make your board wood grain color? Did you use a covered board, or one that was already wood colored? Very cute cake. Love the quilting on the blanket. Also I like your pillow better than the one I posted. Is it all fondant, or RKT for the pillow? Also how did you attach the headboard to the bed?


Thanks!




thanks. it was my first time using RKT and I felt it went well. I put small skewers on in the legs of the headboard and attached it to the a using cocktail sticks.

the board I covered with thin yellow fondant and maked it with lines to look like planks of wood then painted it with a brown food colour mix.

the quilting on the blanket was a square cookie cutter just parked at different points.

the pillow is sponge. it was a square cake tin and I used one of the sides that I cut off and shaped it like a pillow dirty iced the cake put on the pillow dirty iced that then put on the fondant and then marked round it to create the effect that it was a pillow.

this was my first bed cake if I was asked to do the same again I would pretty much follow same idea but i would have it on a bigger board and headboard and foot board on (ran out if time and room) I would also make sure the cover on the bed had a fold over at the top.

good luch
hope that helps

tavyheather Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 8:56pm
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was planning on 50/50 or maybe just all gumpaste w/ a teeny bit of fondant...we'll see, I'll try to post a pic this week!

texanlostlover Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 9:07pm
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I've done a couple of cakes with Toy Story beds--both times I used fondant to cut out the headboards. The bed part was cake. I let the fondant headboards dry for at least a couple of days. Also, I rolled them pretty thick--I used the widest guides that I bought for my large wilton fondant rolling pin.

I created a headboard/footboard template that you can find in the galleries under the templates, I'll try to add a link here. Hope it helps you!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1537789

tavyheather Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by texanlostlover

I've done a couple of cakes with Toy Story beds--both times I used fondant to cut out the headboards. The bed part was cake. I let the fondant headboards dry for at least a couple of days. Also, I rolled them pretty thick--I used the widest guides that I bought for my large wilton fondant rolling pin.

I created a headboard/footboard template that you can find in the galleries under the templates, I'll try to add a link here. Hope it helps you!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1537789




awesome!! thanks!!

imagenthatnj Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 10:02pm
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If trying thick fondant, if pieces break, or if you want to try something new, you might want to give pastillage a go.

Here's a detailed description and even a recipe. It's used widely in South America for boards and backdrops.

Maybe it will be useful for other projects, when things don't go well with the other mediums.

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?/topic/69493-demo-intro-to-pastillage/

Thanks for the template texanlostlover! I've downloaded it just in case. You never know when you're going to need these things.

amylexi Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 11:17pm
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I made one this past weekend. I used MMF with Gum Tex added in. I let them dry overnight and had no problems. HTH icon_smile.gif

mom2twogrlz Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 11:37pm
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I made one a while a go. I used fondant with Tylose added to make it more sturdy. Like others said, just roll it rather thick and let it dry for a few days. Then you should be good to go. Mine did crack a little when I was placing it on the cake, but I just glued it abck together with a little melting chocolate. Here is the link http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1654712

PJ37 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 11:39pm
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I considered doing that cake, but opted not to...however, in researching it, I noticed some have used gingerbread...

mom2twogrlz Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 1:37am
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I considered doing that cake, but opted not to...however, in researching it, I noticed some have used gingerbread...




That would be a great option. I might have to do that next time.

Carla9900 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 12:58pm
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pinkjacs - Definitely great job with first time using RKT. Cute idea for the pillow.

tavyheather - Cant wait to see pics. I'll be sure to post pics as well. I'm behind on posting pics.

texanlostlover - Thanks SO MUCH for the template. I truly appreciate it. So thick is definitely better. How did you attach the thick fondant headboard to the cake?

imagenthatnj - I have never heard of pastillage. Is it edible? If so how is the taste? I'll definitely have to look into this. Thanks for sharing that.

amylexi - What is Gum Tex? I've heard of Tylose. Is it similar? Did you post pics of it? Overnight drying is definitely better than couple days. Thanks.

mom2twogrlz - I've heard of Tylose but I've never used it. Where do you buy it? Would I be able to let it dry overnight? Very cute pic. Good job.

PJ37 - Hmm gingerbread - didn't think of using that. Great idea. Thanks.

Carla9900 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 1:08pm
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Originally Posted by mom2twogrlz

I made one a while a go. I used fondant with Tylose added to make it more sturdy. Like others said, just roll it rather thick and let it dry for a few days. Then you should be good to go. Mine did crack a little when I was placing it on the cake, but I just glued it abck together with a little melting chocolate. Here is the link http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1654712




You did a fantastic job!! I just had to tell you again! So your head/foot boards are made with fondant and Tylose. AMAZING JOB!

imagenthatnj Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 1:30pm
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Carla9900, pastillage is used to get really strong items. All the South American decorators use it. Debbie Brown also uses it for things like the walls of a church. There's a recipe in the link I posted before, but sometimes people make a quick one with royal icing and gum tragacanth. It's just sturdier than anything, but you have to work fast because it sets fast. But, it allows you to do virtually unbreakable things that are thin and not heavy!

It is edible, but I don't think you want to eat it! Taste is not that good.

http://books.google.com/books?id=Ah258xKazJkC&pg=PA9&lpg=PA9&dq=debbie+brown+pastillage&source=bl&ots=1wVQGAvrzi&sig=95FaLghWkMOJxpQwwViFGhpFKes&hl=en&ei=FLG1TNLXFcKclgfD4-jvBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Castle in the fourth magazine here (maximize) is done with pastillage, the cake is underneath (green)

http://www.marcelacapo.com/img_mis%20tortas.htm#

And I'm sure this backdrop from the great decorator Natalia da Silva (in Uruguay) was done with it too.

http://natalia-cakesdesigner.blogspot.com/2009/05/concurso-y-congreso-2009-brazil.html

mom2twogrlz Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 3:04am
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mom2twogrlz - I've heard of Tylose but I've never used it. Where do you buy it? Would I be able to let it dry overnight? Very cute pic. Good job.

PJ37 - Hmm gingerbread - didn't think of using that. Great idea. Thanks.




Sorry it tookl me so long, I just saw this. My error, I actually use Gum-Tex. You can get it at Michael's, they have the Wilton brand. I just mix a little at a time into my fondant until I start to feel some resistance in my fondant. It dries pretty fast, especially if you use more. Sometimes I have a hard time getting it completly formed before it starts to dry if I use too much. I let my headboard dry for a few hours then painted it with watered down food coloring, let it dry again, flipped and painted again. The whole thing was dry by the next day. I attached it to the bed with black melting chocolate. That stuff is like cement in just a few minutes.

Thanks for the compliment. That was a really fun bed to cake to make and was actually rather easy. I have a stencil for my headboard if you want it. Just Pm me andn I will scan it and send it over. Good luck with yours.

Carla9900 Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:40pm
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Sorry it tookl me so long, I just saw this. My error, I actually use Gum-Tex. You can get it at Michael's, they have the Wilton brand. I just mix a little at a time into my fondant until I start to feel some resistance in my fondant. It dries pretty fast, especially if you use more. Sometimes I have a hard time getting it completly formed before it starts to dry if I use too much. I let my headboard dry for a few hours then painted it with watered down food coloring, let it dry again, flipped and painted again. The whole thing was dry by the next day. I attached it to the bed with black melting chocolate. That stuff is like cement in just a few minutes.

Thanks for the compliment. That was a really fun bed to cake to make and was actually rather easy. I have a stencil for my headboard if you want it. Just Pm me andn I will scan it and send it over. Good luck with yours.[/quote]

Dang it. I just purchased Tylose yesterday. And I can't return it. i was actually reading the Gum-Tex yesterday at Michaels. But it said it was for gumpaste, so I opted out. Shoot, guess I shouldn't have. It sounds like I need to get black melting chocolate. I didn't get any of that. But I've heard a lot about it. Yes I'll PM you so you can send your stencil. I do like your headboard. I think I'm skipping the footboard. THe customer only has 3 toys for me to use. BUMMER! THANKS!

mom2twogrlz Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 3:23pm
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You can use Tylose too. From what I have read on other posts it is just about the same thing. Just mix it in to your fondant. I'll send you the stencil.

TyeRiley Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 3:33pm
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The one I made in my pics I made with half gumpaste half fondant and let it dry for a couple days.

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