I'd like to do a couple of stand-up trees for a child's cake. I have attached a tree that I found on CakeWrecks (it was a Sunday sweet).
Any help would be appreciated!
No link attached but - I did a tree made out of a dowel, twisted wire around it for the branches and then used modeling chocolate on it. It's in my gallery on the 3 tiered Halloween cake if you want to see it. One word of advice - make sure your dowel is long enough to go through your cake so it is anchored properly. I didn't think ahead to do that and had a problem with the weight of it leaning back. HTH
Dang I attached it this morning. Not sure what happened. I'll post the link:
Ok, scroll down to the cake that says Welcome Payton.
Oh wow... that tree on cakewrecks looks incredible!! So does yours sugarandstuff! Would love to know how those are made too! Think I need to figure out how to work with modeling chocolate! heeh! But I suppose that's a whole other thread! hehe!! Sorry i can't help but that just looked so great and would love to follow this thread for more tips!
Ok which kind of wire should I use? I already have some florist's wire at home-do you think that would be sufficient? How can you add texture to the tree trunk?
I used a heavier gauge wire, I think it was some type of electrical wire - you could probably just twist the florist wire together until you get a sturdy base. That tree on Cake Wrecks is really cool - looks so real. You can use the clay modeling tools to make the lines and impressions.
Dang I attached it this morning. Not sure what happened.
The attachment to post software hasn't worked for some time (so it didn't disappear - the attachment was never there).
Thanks for your replies. I didn't receive notification so I didn't know you replied. I might try to make one this weekend if I have any leftover fondant.