Im trying to replicate this cake...someone had said maybe rice crispy treats..If i go with modeling chocolate for the tree, (thinking wrapped around either rice crispy treats or a dowel) how would i go about doing the top? just more modeling chocolate? will it just sit up there? The wave maybe rice crispy treats wrapped in fondant? Not sure. But really..when you do sculptures like this, with items inside that ARENT edible (dowels/wires/lolipop sticks etc...) do customers really end up eating them? do you tell them they r edible? thoughts? Thanks!!
I would do the whole tree out of the rice cereal treats. I would to it in two parts and join the two with a skewer. I would wrap the tree trunk in modelling chocolate because it is the medium that will most easily take to shaping like tree bark. I world cover the top in either candy clay or fondant then pipe the leaves to give it some texture. I would do the wave out of either a mix of fondant and gum paste, or fondant with more than a bit of tylose added to it so that it will hold its shape without slumping. I would mold the wave shape over a pop bottle and use skewers to hold it to the cake. I would pipe the white capping on the wave and use brush embroidery to "fade" it into the blue.
But that's just what I would do. HTH
oh gosh! thank you so much! those ideas are awesome. Maybe I can pull it off! Thank you Thank you!
Don't forget to post a pic and let us know how it turns out. good luck