My First Man Stand Cake- Modeling Chocolate Or Fondant?

Decorating By lorillc Updated 13 Oct 2013 , 12:11pm by lorillc

lorillc Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 11:03am
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I need to make  panels (about 2 1/2'') hanging off the cake.    What would be the best for this chocolate clay, fondant, or maybe a mixture of both?   I'll be traveling  3.5 hours with it and I'm not sure which one would be the strongest  for traveling, and won't slide down the cake.  Also would you suggest a thin  layer of BC for this or frost as usual?

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lorillc Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 12:50pm
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johnbailey64 Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 3:55pm
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I can't 'picture' what you mean. Man stand? Panels? Hanging off? Do you have a picture or something you are using as inspiration for this that you can post?

shanter Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 4:04pm
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I am also very puzzled.

lorillc Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 4:25pm
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Sorry... I'm using the Caljava man stand, my plan is to try making MSU's Sparty  and his skirt has panels.

johnbailey64 Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 9:16pm
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Ok, thanks. I  had to google all that, but I see it now. Sorry, though, I've never done anything quite like that, so I can't help. Good Luck.

howsweet Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 9:59pm
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I imagine you can make that yourself for a lot less. How can they sell that without letting you know how tall it is? Or did I just miss that? If you aren't experienced with this sort of thing a 3.5 hour drive might be pushing it.

lorillc Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 1:46am
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Oh trust me I thought about making it quite a few times, but I had no idea what the stand actually looked like,  what size it was...ect.  The next time I need to make something like this I now understand what I'll need to put the frame together.


So do you have any idea what I might be stronger for the armor and skirt,  fondant or modeling chocolate?  Michigan roads are awful so I need something that will hold up to all the bumps.


I did make the face tonight out of modeling chocolate and it looks awesome!  My first time making chocolate and working with it.

JJGITA76 Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 10:47am
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AI would imagine modelling chocolate . Have a look online at Kaysie Lackey Higgins the butler cake. She uses chocolate for covering him.

Godot Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 11:31am
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AMan stand!!!!!??? Is that like a boner?

lorillc Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 1:44pm
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Whew... I finally finished Sparty,  I think he turned out fantastic!  Wish me lot's of luck transporting him!  :)

johnbailey64 Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 3:39pm
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Post a picture!

lorillc Posted 11 Oct 2013 , 4:55pm
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johnbailey64 Posted 12 Oct 2013 , 6:35am
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810whitechoc Posted 12 Oct 2013 , 11:06am
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Originally Posted by lorillc 

Wow that is amazing, so what did you end up using where?

cupcakemaker Posted 12 Oct 2013 , 11:19am
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AWow! How big is that??

lorillc Posted 13 Oct 2013 , 12:11pm
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AThank you everyone, Its 3 ft. tall. I used RKT for the arms and legs then coverd with moldeling chocolate. The body is cake covered with fondant. Since we were traveling so far I knew the head wouldn't make it so carved styrofoam. This was my first time working with chocolate an doing a standing cake.

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