Need Ideas For Vine Or Branches

Decorating By erinalicia Updated 13 Mar 2011 , 8:15pm by erinalicia

erinalicia Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 9:37pm
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My cousin has asked me to make her wedding cake this summer. She sent me a picture of the cake she wants. It's a double barrel square on square 2 tier cake with a vine or a branch draped around it.

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestion about how I could achieve a similar look. I was thinking of using cotton yarn or kitchen twine and dipping it in melted chocolate and allow it to harden in random pattern. Would that work?

Here is the link for the picture that she sent me.
I'm not doing all of the flowers, only a single large magnolia blossom.


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artscallion Posted 12 Mar 2011 , 9:58pm
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the link asks me to sign into google mail, which I don't have. Can you post the pic?

erinalicia Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 2:27am
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Sorry about that, it came up when I tested the link earlier. Let's see if it will attach.

erinalicia Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 2:31am
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It didn't attach. I guess they haven't gotten that fixed yet. I uploaded it to my photos. I appreciate any insight on how to accomplish the vine. Thanks!

artscallion Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 2:36am
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I think your instinct is good with the chocolate dipped twine. Though you never know who is going to grab a piece and try to eat it when no one's looking. I might try to make it out of something edible, maybe cooked angel hair pasta or something like that.. I would crinkle up some foil, spray it with pam and lay the dipped pasta on to set up for a few days.

tryingcake Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 5:02am
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They look very similar to the twigs I was given by the bride for this cake I made

They were real branches. If you are not going to make them edible, why not use real ones (cleaned of course)?

cutiepiecupcake Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 6:35am
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You could try winding some fondant in random uneven, rough pieces on to some florist wire. Once it hardens and sets you could wrap it in brown florist tape.

cutiepiecupcake Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 6:38am
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You could also ask your local florist if they stock dodda vine as seen in this link -

platinumlady Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 6:57am
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Maybe this CC user can help TheSweetestThingCS....they uploaded this pic a couple days ago...
Under the cake they said they used real twigs...maybe you can ask them what they did...the branches look very similar

cutiepiecupcake Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 8:24am
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Oh that's a pretty cake platinumlady.. thanks for pointing that one out thumbs_up.gif . It's lovely!

Chellescakes Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 9:30am
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It is dodda vine , you can get it from the florist
However you can get that effect from wrapping brown florist tape around wires you can use different gauges , and tape them toghether to get the different effects

erinalicia Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 8:15pm
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Thank you so much for the insight! I don't think it has to be edible, personally, I don't care since it's going to have to be removed regardless to serve the cake. My cousin didn't specify that it be edible. I'll see if I can find the dodda vine.

Thanks again!

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