Help With Mountains...

Decorating By jas31299 Updated 15 Jan 2012 , 9:37pm by theresaf

jas31299 Posted 14 Jan 2012 , 1:12pm
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My daughter loves wolves. She wants me to make a cake with that theme. I have come up with my ideas but can someone tell me what best way to create a mountain on the cake? I was thinking about using rice crispie treats frosting it and spraying it with the wilton color spray.. I also considered making the mountain of cake but I thought it might be too heavy and was afraid that it would just fall. Any help would be appreciated.

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msthang1224 Posted 14 Jan 2012 , 4:41pm
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Hi,

If I were to make mountains, i would do it using RKTs bc i love how they mold into whatever I want icon_smile.gif

you could make your mound w/peaks and make it smooth. Then, take pieces of RKTs and place them randomly around that mound to simulate bumps and curves in an actual mountain, then cover in fondant or ice and color.

I agree with you that cake might be too heavy for your cake.

cakesrock Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 9:01pm
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I have done it with cake - you just have to ensure you have proper support. I also carve semi-frozen. Then use a crusting BC- gives you flexibility to make jagged edges etc...You could mix colors or use an airbrush. Then do boulders with fondant
Here's one I had in my faves that I really liked:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1158631/rock-climbing-grooms-cake
Here's the one I did. It looked a lot better before I froze it and the colors ran:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1521671/caving-cake?sub=1521707
You could also 'paint' a mountain on fondant. Here's a recent on I did:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2176153/foothills-castle
You could use RKT, but if you want an actual cake.....

theresaf Posted 15 Jan 2012 , 9:37pm
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I recently made a ski mountain for my nephew (in my gallery). I used different shaped pans and a Wilton mini ball pan on top. When I caved the cake I used some of the cake cuttings to form the base and then butterceam n fondant over the whole thing. Funny bc before I covered it with fondant it actually looked terrible to me, but lumpy and bumpy is GOOD! So my advice is, don't get discouraged before you're done!

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