Hi there! This is my very first post on this great site, which I stumbled upon last week and haven't been able to tear myself away since! I've made a few shaped cakes, and one tiered one so far (with royal decorations), but I'm making one for my son's 3rd birthday this Saturday, and I have big plans for it. I'm having a Fall, pumpkin patch theme, and I'm planning on doing a sheet cake with a fence around(probably royal), and pumpkins (small pumpkin shaped pans decorated with BC) around the sides. On the top I plan to make a path with graham cracker crumbs, do a patch of pumpkins on one side, then a haystack, and pile of leaves on another. I'd like to model a figure of my son popping out of the pile of leaves. (Please tell me if anyone has any other ideas for it - I'm VERY open to suggestions!)
I've read some articles and posts on MMF and candy melts, but I've never used either. What do you think I should mold the figure out of? It will be standing in a small hill of cake covered in BC, so I'll really only need from the torso up. What should I use? Also, when can I begin with forming it? I plan to bake my cakes on Friday, then put everything together at the crack of dawn on Saturday.
Any suggestions from you wonderful women would be greatly appreciated!!!
Well first off welcome and I am certainly glad you posted..... I think its a toss up for which to use... if you have the candy melt mold of course that would be easier, but I find that the candy melts are really really sweet.... and MMF would probably taste better, but if you use that I would find some cutters...I just like the way they look, but its all in the matter of whom is doing it..... so I am sorry I couldnt help more but I am sure you will find help!
sorry for the double post!!! my computer was messing up with me when i posted originally.
I have limited work with both of these mediums, I found Candy Clay very easy to mold, you could possibly use a sculpy mold with fondant if you wanted, I have no artistic sense, have to have molds and such.
Good luck, sounds like a lovely cake. Heather