ginaalcaide Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 6:00pm
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Hello - I have to make a giant hot dog cake with mustard and sauerkraut! Any ideas on how to make the sauerkraut? Someone on CC had a beautiful hot dog cake with sauerkraut - but the only thing she mentioned was that she used coconut and icing. Not sure about the technique. I'm new to CC and think this is such an awesome site - so many talented people willing to help out fellow bakers - yeah :-) Thank you!

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Spooky_789 Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 8:13pm
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I was thinking you could color fondant to match the color of sauerkraut - drab gray? - then using a clay gun (Merkin's has a green one that works great), squeeze out using the die with the bunch of round holes in it, several inches of strands.  Cut them in 1 - 1 1/2" long strips, then place them on top of your hot dog.

 

HTH

Krypto Posted 24 Jun 2013 , 8:14pm
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Coconut dyed with gel coloring would work great.

Lovebug2867 Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 12:32am
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coconut is what I would use since sauerkraut is finely chopped like coconut is just tint it with gel colors and maybe mix with some piping gel to make it look wet

Sweet_Cakes Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 2:49pm
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My grandparents live near a saurkraut factory...it is not a drab gray...it's more a very faint mustard yellow I suppose. I would use the coconut, but I would try to make it wet and stringy looking. I would say that using gel colors would achieve that look. That is how I would go about it...but I've never done it before so I would be anxious to see how it looks.

bct806 Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 4:17pm
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She said coconut and piping gel. The piping gel gives it the sheen. Just add the piping gel a little at a time until you get the look you want.

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