HI everyone! I need some help with ideas on how to make a pinecone!! It can be from fondant/gumpaste/icing etc....anything! TIA
Costumeczar has a pinecone mold in her Etsy shop.
If you have small round nesting cutters, you can try building the base of the pine cone by cutting different sizes of circles of fondant (so they graduate). Take the circles and pinch the end a bit to create a point. "Build" the pine cone from the bottom up by "gluing" fondant circles in a small circle forming the "pine cone" shape with your fingers and place paper towel pieces in between each layer. Of course, it would be helpful to have a pine cone to look at. I hope this helps give you a start. I wish I had a pic tutorial for you, but I don't at this time. Let me know how it turns out!
I have made them several times by simply using a rose petal tip and either buttercream or royal icing and piping it onto either pretzel sticks or pretzel rods, depending on the size.
Thanks so much!! I was thinking along those lines, but you put it together for me!!
That sounds great too! Do you start at the bottom, and work in and up?
So weird...I can't find her shop at all! But thanks for the suggestion, and I'll keep try it.
Not sure which response this was directed at, but when I do the piped icing pine cones, I start at the top and work down. It's similar to making a rose (I got the idea from seeing so many grocery store cakes with roses that *looked* like pinecones), except the scales are made much narrower than a petal, and don't really overlap, and each row moves lower down. After they are done, I stick them in styro to dry (if royal).
I would use a similar way as to when I make fondant christmas trees, make some fondant onto your desired shape and size with the tip of a small scissors make cuts in it, this will give you the shape of the little bits coming out of the pine cone, (dont know the name for those d'oh) then you can close them or open them more with your fingers.
I hope you can understand that :)
For me I would create a center if it is large or for a small one - no center. I usually work my way up from the bottom for small pine cones and work from the top on large ones. Either method is fine. The rose petal cutter is the best bet, however sometimes people do not have the tools, so it can be created with a simple round or biscuit cutter or even by making small balls and smashing them flat. Post a picture when you complete your pine cone! I would love to see it!
I would use a fondant base, stick slivered almonds in and dip in chocolate.
Here's a brilliant tutorial:
i made some that looked disturbingly like little brown gnarly turds
so i'm glad relznik has a great tutorial
i mean once you set/saw them amongst the pine branches and snowflakes --i hope/think it worked
but by themselves...just say no!!!
Here's a tutorial for making chocolate ones from A Cake to Remember that looks awesome if you don't have/want to get the mold: http://www.acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2009/12/chocolate-pinecone-cake-and-how-to.html
Here is another tutorial for piping it from royal icing. It's a bit more flower-esque looking but still cute: http://theicedqueen.blogspot.com/2012/01/royal-icing-pine-cones.html