How Do I Get A Couple Inside A Truck Cake?????

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melmcgill Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 5:35pm
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I have a request for a grooms cake that is a duplicate of his truck with there two dogs in the back and the couple in the truck. I can do the truck and the dogs but need suggestions on how to get the couple inside the truck??? Any suggestions and help that I can get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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chocolatestone Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 6:13pm
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icon_surprised.gif OMG the things people ask for. You could maybe do their heads so that it looks as if they looking out the window.

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cookiemom51 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 6:14pm
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I think I would make the truck cab solid and make the couple out of fondant. Fill the window area in with black fondant, scooping out the side windows to make a little extra room. Stick in the people as if they are hanging out the window, maybe give the bride a veil and have it blowing out behind her as if they are in motion. HTH

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glendaleAZ Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 2:20am
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You could cut out a [_] shape section in the cake, where the cab would go, and then use Gumpaste or Candy Clay to add the doors and cab roof.

Tammy

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angelleyes Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 2:39am
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Maybe build the truck except for the top.. then maybe u could mold the top out of fondant...

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melmcgill Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 2:36pm
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Tammy, if i do the cab area like you said can I add a gumpaste roof and then cover the whole thing in fondant? Will the gumpaste hold up?? I want it to look like one piece.

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ajwonka Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:59am
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I wish I could help but this is beyond my skill level! Please post a picture!!! I'll be watching the thread!

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glendaleAZ Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:49am
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If you are going to cover the roof with fondant I wouldn't use 100% gumpaste -- the moisture from the fondant could soften the gumpaste. Try using a mixture of 50% gumpaste and 50% fondant or Candy Clay. Be sure to let your piece dry for 3-5 days before you cover in fondant.


Edit to add: I'd make my roof 1/4 inch thick.

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Wildgirl Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 3:57am
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I honestly don't know, but couldn't rice krispie treats be used to make the cab frame so it's open? Could that be covered with fondant then?

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pmarks0 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 4:30am
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You could also use edible images of their faces and put them in the window of the cab. Not really the effect you want but a whole lot less stress. I had an engagement cake where they wanted the groom driving the police car and the bridge hanging onto the lights on top. I put their own faces in the car and on my bride figure. The cake is in my photos.

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Jennifer353 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 10:58am
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I would think rkt cab with models inside and you could use sheet gelatine for the glass.

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ApplegumPam Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 11:02am
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This is a truck topper I did for a wedding cake - as previous poster suggested - I just did heads out window and arm in the air

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.125027247532391.8743.125025900865859#!/photo.php?fbid=137955542906228&set=a.125027247532391.8743.125025900865859&type=1&theater

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Wildgirl Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 12:48pm
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ApplegumPam, that is ADORABLE!

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