Octopus Structure

Decorating By kaat Updated 12 Jun 2011 , 1:04pm by Manderly42

kaat Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 2:47pm
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I'm making an octopus cake soon and I'm struggling a little with the structure. Any ideas or suggestions? I'd like the arms to come up off the board. I think I've figured the main structure, and the arms themselves but can't figure out the best way to put the two together with the least amount of wiggle room.
Love to hear your ideas....

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bobwonderbuns Posted 11 Jun 2011 , 3:25pm
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If you ask RoadrunnerGER how she did the octocup, she'll be glad to help you. She did the little octocup for me since I LOVE octos! icon_lol.gif http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1940666

You might also check out this cake: http://www.flickr.com/photos/debbiedoescakesnet/5337952680/

kaat Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 12:59am
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That's so cute! Thanks.

I'd like to go for more of a cartoony octo, serving cake and tea...

I was thinking pvc, but then can't make the angles I want. I have armature wire which seems strong enough to hold up but not sure how to attach it to the main structure where it will be stable enough to stay put.

Manderly42 Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 1:04pm
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I used copper wire and a staple gun to attach to a wooden base. It held up perfectly in a 2 ½ hour car ride and even when a kid at the party grabbed one of the figures -it stayed put!

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