Standing Tail For Monkey Cake

Decorating By blueangel174 Updated 13 Aug 2015 , 2:29pm by blueangel174

blueangel174 Posted 8 Aug 2015 , 7:18am
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I am going to be making a monkey cake this next week for my friend's son's birthday and I found this cake on here. I sent a message to the person who made the cake but haven't heard back. Does anyone know how the tail was made and how to get it to stand up. It is going to be in the 80s when the bday party is and I don't want the tail to fail and drop or break off. I thought maybe modeling chocolate but I have read it doesn't dry hard and gumpaste has failed for me in the past because I don't make the items until the last minute because I want the size to be right so there isn't enough time to dry...unless maybe I make several different sizes in advance and hope one works. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!55c5ad4465390.jpeg

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Jinkies Posted 8 Aug 2015 , 1:12pm
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That looks like a pretty big tail.  I would think, no matter what you use, you would need a wire in there unless you attached part of the loop of the tail to the cake.  I would probably use modeling chocolate and attach it to the cake since it's probably for a kids party and they'll want to eat it.

yortma Posted 8 Aug 2015 , 2:09pm
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I would recommend fondant with added tylose over a wire.  make it several days in advance so that it has time to dry well.

yortma Posted 8 Aug 2015 , 2:16pm
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Tentacles are fondant that was left to dry for several days, no wire.  I think a longer tail would work just as well, especially with a wire for extra support

Sorry the picture is so big - can't seem to make it smaller. 


Jinkies Posted 8 Aug 2015 , 2:20pm
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That is an adorable cake, Yortma!

DixieDooly Posted 8 Aug 2015 , 2:30pm
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Yortma, love the cauldron cake!!!  Awesome detail.

yortma Posted 8 Aug 2015 , 3:07pm
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Thanks all!  I actually made this a number of years ago - the idea came from someone on CC, I wish I could give credit to.  

blueangel174 Posted 9 Aug 2015 , 3:27am
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Thanks for the advice!

Dzrt-Bkr Posted 10 Aug 2015 , 1:55am
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At Lowes or HomeD they will cut wire any length for you in the electrical department.  20 gauge is strong but flexible.  I softened tootsie rolls, they come in various colors now, roll a 'snake'  the thickness you want and cover the wire with it. Then shape it.

Dzrt-Bkr Posted 10 Aug 2015 , 2:05am
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,,arrgh..........10 gauge........I was thinking in amps...

blueangel174 Posted 13 Aug 2015 , 2:29pm
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Thank you!

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