Alien Cake!!!! Help Please!!!

Decorating By mareg Updated 2 Dec 2010 , 6:51pm by mareg

mareg Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:35am
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I have been asked to make a alien ( like the movie) head coming-out of a small cake. 6 ". How in the heck can I do this???? It's foe an anniversary cake. Alien was their first date movie


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Buttercream_warrior Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:40am
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how about a foam manniquin head..they sell them at beauty supply stores and hobby lobby for like 5 can cover it in fondant..just an idea!

imagenthatnj Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:41am
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mareg Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:47am
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Yeah I agree kind of yucky. A friend of mine called me tonight and asked . here is what I think he is thinking of.

mareg Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 4:43am
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I really don't have any ideas. **Sigh**

mareg Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:11pm
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Anybody??? Do you think it's possible to make one out of gumpaste?

Tclanton Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:20pm
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This is one of my all time favorite movies. How big is the cake going to be?

infinitsky Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:44pm
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I am really no expert, but if the size of alien is too big and you make it with gumpaste, it will be heavy and takes time to dry.
How about molding the alien either using foam(you now the white ones, do not remember the name) or rice krispie? You can cover it with fondant then add some coloring and colored pipping gel and you have it....

imagenthatnj Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:47pm
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6" cake. Of course you will have to make it out of gumpaste. Good thing is a small cake!

Tclanton Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 3:07pm
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Sorry - I totally missed the 6" cake in your first posting. How about making it out of modeling chocolate and placing on a skewer?

mareg Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 3:41pm
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Thats what I say. Good thing it's a small cake!! He wants the head/face coming out of the top while the sides are like a fancy anniversary cake. Hope this makes sense.

imagenthatnj Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 3:42pm
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Mareg, maybe you can make your own mold for a face with gumpaste. I know people do that. Pick up a doll/male doll? that's approximate the size you would need for the cake.

Tclanton Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 3:53pm
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Does the head have to be higher than the top of the cake?

mareg Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 5:19pm
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Yes, like it's popping out.

Tclanton Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 7:02pm
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Wow! Well, gumpaste, modeling chocolate, or marzipan would work. As others have posted, you could also use the foam, and then cover with fondant (this would be the lightest solution). Guess you would need to find your comfort zone and decide what you are comfortable with. You have a potential challenge ahead of you. What do you think at this time that you are more comfortable working with?

mareg Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 8:00am
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Thanks. I just made a batch of rice crispy treats. We'll see!

Tclanton Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 2:13pm
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Make sure you post pics when you are done. Good luck - you can do it and it will look great!!!

7yyrt Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 2:58pm
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I was going to suggest going into the 'naughty' section, as the alien would seem to be structurally the same as male genitalia; but it looks like you've found your answer.

mareg Posted 2 Dec 2010 , 6:51pm
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Thanks 7yyrt, I had not even thought of that. Hummmm.
My friend actually said the alien dog from Planet 50 would be fine and much cuter. I have high hopes. I know what I want on my head, now to execute it!!!!

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