I have an idea for a cake with an angel. She'll be on a wintery snowflake cake.
I want to make her more graphic than anything. Not 3d, I'm not confident in creating a life like person. More like a sillouhette. So, my original idea was to create her flat up the side of the cake but want her wings to pop off the cake a bit.
I'm thinking sparkly, pretty, super girly blues & whites. I suck at cake design, so I'm taking a risk with something so creative. Worst comes to worst...it'll just be all snowflakes! I guess - think fairy.
But, what should I make the wings out of? And, her for that matter? The finish will be buttercream. Could I, should I use gumpaste? I've tried that once before.
Oh - I have one of those strapless wedding dress cutters. maybe that would help with the body?
What are your thoughts?
The wings could be made out of rice paper, or fondant with lots of little holes poked in using the small end of a piping tip to make it look more delicate than solid wings. Or out of gelatin, I have a book with bees in it and it doesn't seem that hard to do if you were keen to look into it.
Or pate choux--cream puff dough for wings. I have a picture somewhere--the wings flapped too. Kind of a strange cake so don't laugh.
If you click on it it gets bigger... The wings are nice.
The cake is sort of a science experiment to see if I could get the wings to flap--the angel was emerging from her 'coccon'...in a perfect world...
How about chocolate? You could use a lace or filligree (probably not spelled right, but I tried. LOL) pattern and make several in a short amount of time. Then just insert the wing into the buttercream at an angle.
i made a dragon (in my pics) and tried experimenting with many different mediums for wings. i finally decided upon the rice paper-dry (tried wet-no go) i also put some luster dust on the wings-made them almost iridescent and exactly the look i was going for. HTH