Lovelyladylibra Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 1:44pm
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Hey everyone. I have a three tier sesame street cake to make soon and I have a few questions. My cake will be very similar to this:700

But the Elmo tier and the Cookie Monster tier will be buttercream. I want to use "fur looking tips" but I don't want both Elmo and cookie monsters fur to look the same (since they don't) beside the grass tip what tip can I use for fur? 

  Also, Big bird with be fondant with feathers like in the photo but I'm afraid that too many feathers may weigh down and cause some (or worse a whole side) to fall off. Ill try to roll the feathers as thin as possible but what can I use that is thicker than water  and not as messy as piping gel to make sure all his feathers stay in place? Thanks in advance everyone!

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DianeLM Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 2:02pm
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You can use star tip 18 for pull-out fur.  Also, you could use the small grass tip 233 for Elmo and the large grass tip 333 for Cookie Monster.

 

If you're gluing fondant feathers to a fondant covered cake, you need not worry about the weight, as long as you roll them thin.  And, if it's fondant to fondant, water will be be a sufficient glue.  However, you can use gum glue if you want.

cakemama2010 Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 11:05pm
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I did one very similar to that.  I used the grass tip for Elmo and I just kinda swirled my spatula around for cookie monster.  I just used gum glue for the fondant feathers.  Do consider using styrofoam covered in fondant for the beak.  I used fondant and it was EXTREMELY heavy, pulling on the cake and feathers, and had to be propped up from underneath.  I would have been mortified if it were for a paying customer and not my own family.

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