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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Let me try the other way:
They want the sloth to be made out of cake? The way I would do it would be to make a support system.
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.
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It was only my 4th cake attempt!
I wish I had seen this before - I have since made the cake, but I love yours - very nice!
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.
Thanks! I used the grass tip for the fur, then airbrushed the darker areas.