Deer Antlers

Decorating By nicolethawk Updated 9 Aug 2013 , 1:54am by carmie00

nicolethawk Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 12:42am
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So, I am in the process of making a hunting themed cake for a party this weekend. I have sculpted a set of antlers out of fondant and air brushed color on them. Originally I inserted a dowel into the antler thinking that this would stabilize the antler once inserted into the cake. However, the problem I am running into is that the antlers are heavier than I anticipated and without enough time to start over I need a plan B on how to help stabilize them and keep them from falling over once inserted into the cake. Any ideas?

 

Thanks for any help!

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mbranko24 Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 1:56am
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Your best bet is to re- make some using either gumpaste or Fondant with Tylose or CMC added to make the antlers stiffen. The issue I believe is not with the sticks stabilizing them but that they need to be hard to stay upright.

EdieP Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 2:21am
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I did deer antlers on top of a groom's cake earlier this year.  My husband took a wired hanger, clipped and formed the shape of antlers then covered in a fondant/gumpaste mix.  Since no one was eating them, the wired clothes hanger was ok to use

carmie00 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 1:54am
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I know it's too late to start over but when I have a heavy structure that has to stick out precariously, I make it attach to the cake board itself and build the cake around it vs. sticking it in the cake.  Here's a pic of my dinosaur frame.  He ended up standing on a mountain of rocks but I knew he would be too heavy for the cake to support.

 

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Velociraptor is modeling chocolate.  Cake is the rock.

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