I was asked at the last minute for a cake for this Friday... Ideally I'd like to make a biplane to sit atop a carved 8-10in or so cake (too look like the plane is climbing through the clouds). Since I don't have much time, does anyone have suggestions on how to go about creating the biplane? Since gumpaste drying time is an issue, I don't mind cheating a bit on using nonedible parts, i just want it to at least look edible.
All i can think of is to use edible paper (think it's also called rice paper or waffer paper!) for the wings and maybe cocktail sticks (or even dry spaghetti!) for the wing supports! i guess they are the hardest bits to do!
Let me know how you get on!
Here are some Google images........ I think I would use styrofoam for the wings, and probably sucker sticks for the supports.......
Hope this helps....... GOOD LUCK...... show us what you come up with.....
Well, I found this:
It is a very long page, so keep scrolling down to the plane. Of course, yours would be much smaller than that one.
I know nothing about pastillage, but there are recipes on the web.