How To Attach Deer Antlers To A Deer Head Cake

Decorating By Cakegirl313 Updated 6 Jun 2013 , 5:59pm by Godot

Cakegirl313 Posted 1 Jun 2013 , 8:07pm
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Hey, I am trying to find out what is the best way to attach antlers to a mounted deer head cake.  The cake will be laying on the wooden back ground but I want the antlers in the air to look realistic.  Not just laying on the board.  I am planning on making them out of wire and modeling chocolate.  Any help would be appreciated!

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SPCOhio Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 3:19am
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AI made some pretty long Viking horns for a Viking helmet on top of a graduation cake recently. I made them out of Rice Krispie Treats (RKT) and covered them in fondant (I should have double covered in fondant since they came out a bit lumpy, but it was the first time I'd ever tried this so I'll give myself a pass). They were long and heavy, and though built on very thick wire that protruded a good 3 inches into the helmet, they still wanted to droop down rather than standing out on a slightly inclined horizontal like I wanted. So I ended up driving four wooden dowels through the helmet at what seemed like the weak points to me and voila! Those suckers stood up just right and didn't move a millimeter for three hours, which when they decided to serve the cake. I snatched the helmet off the top and placed on the table as decoration, and they were still in place when I left two hours later.

Now, my helmet was also RKT and not cake, so this might affect things. I'm not sure if cake would have the structure to support a significant amount of weight at that angle, which is why I chose to make my helmet of RKT rather than cake. But if your antlers aren't terribly heavy, you might be able to make this approach work. Stick your dowels through the cake and then push the antlers into the parts of the dowel protruding from the cake.

Godot Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 6:18am
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AVikings never had horns on their helmets!

SPCOhio Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 4:59pm
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Perhaps they didn't, Godot.  I did not do any historical research.  I just copied the picture of the mascot that was given to me. :)

Lovelyladylibra Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 5:16pm
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well sheesh did her viking helmet hit a soft spot or something lol. 

Godot Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 5:27pm
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AIf you're referring to me, then no, there is no "soft spot". Just the need for historical accuracy....

Lovelyladylibra Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 5:46pm
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Its a cake. Unless the customer asked specifically for a helmet to be accurate to historical times what does it matter? Your response didn't help with the ops question nor add on to SPCOhio's answer. Nobody likes a snob. 

Godot Posted 6 Jun 2013 , 5:59pm
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AOh, yes - like ALL posts on all threads on all internet forums are always relevant to any and all questions that every OP in the whole wide world might ever even think to ask.

I actually prefer the word 'besserwisser'. It just has a better ring to it than snob, wise @$$, smart aleck, or know-it-all.

Thanks to my German zeyde for teaching me all manner of things, both RELEVANT, and not.

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