Outstretched Arms... How?

Decorating By zespri Updated 10 Jan 2013 , 2:40am by zespri

zespri Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 9:46am
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I'd like to make a 3D teddy bear cake with his arms extended (somewhat like a zombie!).  How would I do that?  So far I'm thinking RKT on wooden dowels, but how do I securely attach them to the main cake?

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JuliSchulze Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 1:20pm
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ALet me start by saying that I've never built a carved cake that would require this type of structure so I'm guessing here.:D. I would build a structure something like a football goal post but with the upright parts layed over. HTH!

-K8memphis Posted 5 Jan 2013 , 8:59pm
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look through your plumbing supply parts at a Lowe's or somewhere ike that




go to the plumbing store and talk to the salesperson there


you need a joint that looks like a 't'' then pvc pipe to fit in there to make the shoulders and pvc to make the 'backbone' that is firmly planted into foam so ti all stands up for you


then shoulder joints-- 90 degree fitting


then pvc for uper arm


then elbow joints-- 45 degree fitting (well for zombie effect you don't need these maybe)


pvc for lower arm


all of those have many different sizes so you need to get it all to fit to each other



zespri Posted 10 Jan 2013 , 2:40am
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Thank you, this is a good plan!  


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