So for my friend's birthday I'm surprising her with her favourite Princess in cake form. I'm going to do the top tower of Sleeping Beauty's castle (I wanted to do the whole thing, but then I realized I didn't have two weeks to work on carving it WOW that castle is ornate and huge) and have a cutaway on the back showing her asleep in the tower. I want to create a tangle of brambles/vines down below and wrapping up the tower like what Maleficent puts to keep the prince away and I'm not sure what to use. Would it be too thin to use gumpaste? Would sugar work or be too hard/fragile? Fondant? I want it to be edible but I'm not sure how realistic I'm being. Any suggestions?
Do you have an extruder? You could use fondant and make a lot of thin "ropes", tangled around to give the effect. I can see it in my mind and would surely give the idea of brambles.
I don't, but Joanns appears to have them in the clay section so I am definitely going to hit them up tomorrow. Thank you for the idea!