Any Ideas?

Decorating By skc22 Updated 26 Jul 2013 , 11:04am by skc22

skc22 Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 7:47am
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AI am entering a novelty cake for a local cake show in the novice section. I'm planning on doing a 3 or 4 tier Peter Rabbit cake. I want the top tier to be a watering can. However, you cannot use skewers, wires, or toothpicks, styrofoam etc. Any ideas how to attach the spout to the watering can? I was going to make it solid. Are spaghetti and royal icing enough to hold it? Thank you :-)

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BatterUpCake Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 11:41am
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Wow...tough one. Does the spout have to be cake? can you make it completely out of spaghetti and poking down through the top tier and somewhat into the one below it? RKT would be lighter than cake...maybe spaghetti would hold that. Can you make the whole spout from gumpaste building a long support right onto it? I'm sure some of the more experienced bakers here have better suggestions

skc22 Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 10:25pm
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AThanks for the reply. Yes, all cake. I have a few months to play around and practice, if not it will have to be a pot plant :-)

BatterUpCake Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 11:01pm
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LOL..I hope you mean a potted plant. Not sure how they would feel about a pot plant

BatterUpCake Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 11:03pm
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Are you sure you can't use RTK??? If you can use fondant, gumpasteand other food items why couldnt you use RKT?

Sassyzan Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 11:04pm
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AI think spaghetti or bucatini would work. Bucatini is like the bubble tea straw of the pasta world. Haha!

skc22 Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 5:53am
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AHaha, we call them pot plants in Australia but yes a potted plant ;) I never thought of using a different type of pasta, thank you! And I am guessing RKT should be fine seeing as it is edible. Thanks for the ideas :)

bubs1stbirthday Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 6:24am
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Could you use a hollow tube of fondant/tylose powder mix so it sets hard then roll and set it round something of appropriate size - kind of like a big brandy snap tube?

Crazy-Gray Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 10:42am
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AYou may have to design the spout tall and close to the cake, I did a wee sketch here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/116496468995578468770/WateringCan#5904871235619671794

A wee tab of good dry gum paste at the top would help too and I'd go with the hollow tube made from very thin gp wrapped around something you can just slide out when dry.

BatterUpCake Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 10:52am
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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray 

A wee tab of good dry gum paste at the top would help too and I'd go with the hollow tube made from very thin gp wrapped around something you can just slide out when dry.

I made a sailor hat once from GP over my wilton ball pan. I had a very hard time removing it without cracking. Any tips for that? Ooooh...if wrapped around manicotti she wouldn't even have to remove it!

Crazy-Gray Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 10:59am
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I made a sailor hat once from GP over my wilton ball pan. I had a very hard time removing it without cracking. Any tips for that? Ooooh...if wrapped around manicotti she wouldn't even have to remove it!

:-( I had the same making tea cups but if you lightly grease your 'mold' then dust with powdered sugar it really helps

skc22 Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 11:04am
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AThank you Crazy-Gray :) I will give that a go

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