How Do I Make A Hanging Sloth?

Decorating By perfectcakebyshirley Updated 30 Aug 2011 , 8:06pm by perfectcakebyshirley

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 12:26am
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I have a request to make a "sloth" cake. She wants the sloth to be hanging from a branch, like in this picture. I'm not sure how to do that, without the arms falling off? I figure I'll make a fondant tree, with branches for it (with wires, or sticks?!?), but then... Any suggestions?

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JanH Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 12:29am
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The attachment to post feature isn't currently working.

You can add a link or photo from photobucket:


Coral3 Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 2:02am
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If you want a photo to show up in your post, here's how:

First upload the photo into an online photo site like Photobucket (getting a photobucket account is easy and FREE) then just copy the photo's image code (IMG Code) from photobucket and paste it into your post. Then when you hit 'submit comment' the photo will display in the thread. Easy.

Photobucket is here:

I'm pretty sure you can also use Flickr like this too - just look for the image code (IMG code) and copy and paste it.

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 2:07am
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Let me try the other way:

LisaPeps Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 12:24pm
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They want the sloth to be made out of cake? The way I would do it would be to make a support system.

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Something like that. You would build up around the tree with either cake or RKT. Then build the cake onto the "platform" to make the body of the sloth. Then sculpt the arms out of modelling chocolate or fondant. Same with the branch coming off the trunk, I'd cover that with modelling chocolate too. For the underside of the body, I'd build it up with RKT and "glue" it with royal icing, so it can defy gravity.


ladytramp Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 11:10am
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Hi, hope this link helps
It was only my 4th cake attempt!

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 11:47am
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I wish I had seen this before - I have since made the cake, but I love yours - very nice!

ladytramp Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 6:04pm
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Thanks for the comment, but just seen yours and it's beautiful, it's very true to the picture reference, how did you do the fur? I've only just registered with cake central, saw your post and thought I'd put my cake on to see if it would help you. I'm a newbie to cake making.

perfectcakebyshirley Posted 30 Aug 2011 , 8:06pm
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Thanks! I used the grass tip for the fur, then airbrushed the darker areas.

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