Support Structure - Elephant Cake

Decorating By Funkybaker Updated 21 Oct 2015 , 9:40pm by natou

Funkybaker Posted 19 Oct 2015 , 3:41pm
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Greetings All! 

I want to do 3D elephant cake for an upcoming order.  My issue is the support structure.. I've reached out to 3 different people on here who have done the type of cake I want with no reply.  if anyone can assist me with how to create a support structure, it would be greatly appreciated.



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Jinkies Posted 19 Oct 2015 , 4:37pm
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I would say to build sort of a table on your board w/dowels or pipes that screw into the board.  The body of the elephant is the cake which goes on the table top and the 4 supports are the legs which you can cover in rkt and fondant or mc.  You would also need something to build up the underbelly a bit like rkt.

Of course, an easier way would be to make the elephant lying down.

Hope that makes sense...

AnaRemigio Posted 19 Oct 2015 , 5:15pm
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Hi Cheryl!!!

This is the fourth time that I try to leave you a comment.... it doesn't let me comment... I don't know why...

I don't know if what you want to do is similar to what I did... but I can send you a photo of the struture of my elephant.

Send me your email, because I can't post the photo doesn't let me....

Ana Remígio xxx

Jinkies Posted 19 Oct 2015 , 5:24pm
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Oh good, Ana!  A pic is worth a thousand words.  How'd I do?  Was I close?

Funkybaker Posted 19 Oct 2015 , 6:48pm
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Thanks kind of what I was thinking, Jinkies.  My 'construction' skills aren't the best.  I will have to ask hubby.  Thanks!

Oh that would be great Ana.  My email is

AnaRemigio Posted 19 Oct 2015 , 7:18pm
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You did great Jinkies. Exactly like that. ;)

I will email you Cheryl.

natou Posted 21 Oct 2015 , 9:40pm
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natou Posted 21 Oct 2015 , 9:40pm
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