I just got an order to do a Handy Many cake just like this. My question is how would you put together the tool box section? I'm thinking a rectangle of cake for the bottom section and then maybe cardboard covered pieces for the outside part of the handles with a fondant covered dowel across. Not sure if there is a better option for the whole handle section, if you have a good idea please let me know! Also I was thinking of putting dowels through the individual tools to get them to stand straight like that. Would you use fondant or gumpaste combo? Thanks!
AMaybe try Rice Krispie treats for the handles instead? And fondant gum paste combo is a good idea to make the tools, I think the dowels through the tools is an option because you definitely need some kind of support. Good luck!!
AThat's amazing! I love it and hope I can do something like that one day :)
AWow!! You did an amazing job!!! So what steps did you take to make the box and tools?
For the tool box, I had decide early how big it would be to fit on my round cake. I created a paper template for the rectangle base. I then cut out flat shapes for the sides of the tool box. For the handle sides I drew a template and used that for cutting. I cut out a hole near the top which was the same size as my fondant covered dowel used for the handle. I let these dry for several days before attempting to adhere to the cake. I read online that it is possible to speed up fondant piece work drying time by placing in the over for an hour with just the oven light on. I will have to try that next time because I was too afraid it would ruin my work.
The night before the cake pick up I put the doweled tools into the tool box cake so they wouldn't have too much time to settle and move around.
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AAmazing!!! I really think that you did an even better job than the original picture, and thank you for explaining in detail how you made this. Will definitely be reading your blog
omg!! this is AWESOME!!! great job!!
AGreat job..love it!