Noah's Ark

Decorating By tamygram Updated 2 Jun 2014 , 7:55pm by Rosie93095

tamygram Posted 15 May 2014 , 1:54pm
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AI am making a Noah's ark. Can anyone suggest how I should apply the fondant? Cover the entire ark then score fondant to look like wood? Cover in fondant wood planks? Or combine the two techniques?

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FioreCakes Posted 15 May 2014 , 6:29pm
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EIther one of those is a good idea. I think if you were to post a picture of the cake we could help you brainstorm ideas on how to assemble. If you don't have a woodgrain impression mat..applying individual pieces may help get a "cleaner" look than trying to measure on the cake to score to make perfect wooden planks.

tamygram Posted 20 May 2014 , 9:06pm
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AI just wasn't sure if individual planks would slide off the cake. If I covered cake in fondant then added fondant planks I worry it would be too thick and unappetizing.

FioreCakes Posted 21 May 2014 , 12:03am
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I would just add the planks to the buttercream. Attach then with water and they should stay....just make sure each plank isnt too thick. 

FioreCakes Posted 21 May 2014 , 12:04am
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Also add the planks to a warm cake...the cold cake will condensate and cause the planks to slip 

Rosie93095 Posted 21 May 2014 , 12:22am
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Photo 1 of 2This was made by cutting individual planks and applying directly to BC. I followed Debbie Brown's instructions from her book.Just make sure you start at the bottom and go up so the planks rest on the one below.

Rosie93095 Posted 21 May 2014 , 12:23am
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 This cake was for my 3 year old grandson so we bought the figurines for him to keep.

mattyeatscakes Posted 21 May 2014 , 6:48pm
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[URL=]Photo 1 of 2 [/URL]This was made by cutting individual planks and applying directly to BC. I followed Debbie Brown's instructions from her book.Just make sure you start at the bottom and go up so the planks rest on the one below.

This is gorgeous! I am going to attemp a jake and the neverland pirates theme cake too for my son's 3rd bday. I hope it will come close to this! Love love love it!

Is this all cake? So apply individual "wooden planks" to the carved cake? Did you paint your fondant to look like wood grain/stain? Any tips would he most welcome! Thanks again! :)

nannycook Posted 21 May 2014 , 9:01pm
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AThis exactly the cake or very similar to the cake I have to make for the 2nd of June, was very worried how to do it, so will probably go with the planks in Woodgrain, not do bothered about that, more getting the shape right, any ideas?

ellavanilla Posted 21 May 2014 , 9:39pm
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I made this cake with choc ganache underneath and individual planks. after they were placed I went back and texturized them and painted dark lines. the customer wanted a rough look.





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RubinaD Posted 22 May 2014 , 3:52am
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I made this one with rice crispies/ buttercream and individual planks. I textured the planks before I put them on.

nannycook Posted 22 May 2014 , 7:42am
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ABoth fab. How did you make the masts?

ellavanilla Posted 22 May 2014 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by nannycook 

Both fab.
How did you make the masts?

my masts are wood with paste color painted on. Since the sails were paper, i felt this was the best option. 

Rosie93095 Posted 22 May 2014 , 5:38pm
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 Thanks for the compliments!
It is all cake except for the mast and sails and guard rail. the mast is made from covering a skewer with gumpaste and texturizing it to look like old wood. The sails are gumpaste painted with  the picture,( if I had wafer paper available I would have used that instead) it was hard to keep the sail in shape and on the mast with the curve in it.


I cut the planks and did the woodgrain before I applied them to the cake and went back to do touch ups afterwards and make some areas darker.


Great looking ship Ella!

nannycook Posted 1 Jun 2014 , 8:58pm
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Ella, Rosie, this is my cake from today, unfortunately didn't Get to put the little people on , they were added later at the party, shame as it looks sad without them.

I made the sail from icing, abit difficult, but was pleased for first attempt.

Rosie93095 Posted 2 Jun 2014 , 7:55pm
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Looks great Nannycook!  I don't think I could have attempted the sails with icing:)

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