I need to make a crown of thorns for a cake this weekend. It will sit on top of a 6 inch cake. I made one out of gumpaste but I'm not sure I like it. Does anyone have suggestions on how to make one or how to make the one I made better???
I tried attaching the photo of the one I already have but I can't figure out how to do it. I do have it posted in my photos though.
I have never made one, but if I were to make one I would try royal icing. This will not be as heavy as gumpaste, and if tiara's can be made out of this, then I don't see why it should be different for a thorny crown
It looks great,,, but I think it may be a little "heavy". I like the gumpaste, but not so many layers and I think you've got it!
I've seen several examples here of gumpaste barb wire, which probably has a similar shape to what you're going for. Maybe try searching for those?
I looked at your picture and I think what you've made looks great. I'd go with it.
If you really feel that you need to re-do it, you could try modeling chocolate. It gives you a longer window for working than gum paste and it sticks to itself or with water.
I like the one you made. In fact, I saw it in the photos before I saw your post and knew exactly what it was and clicked on it to see it. I'd definitely use that one.
The one that you made looks fine, but as an alternative use chow mein noodles tossed in melted chocolate.
Thanks everyone. These all sound like great suggestions.