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HELP!!!Making a tree for a wedding cake

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Does anyone have any suggestions how I can make a tree with branches with leaves falling off. It's a Fall wedding. The bride and groom will be under the tree, laying or sitting (not sure yet). Iwas thinking of chocolate or fondant, if I do fondant how much cmc would I mix into fondant and is just mixed in dry cmc powder to already made fondant? Appreciate all the help.
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I would suggest a sheet cake for the land under the tree with the grass tip and you can even make a little lake or stream and using a large thin can like a tomatoe sauce or coffee can bake another cake in it and cover it in buttercream as the tree. You can then use wooden skewers covered in fondant as the branches. Hope this helps
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by darcat

I would suggest a sheet cake for the land under the tree with the grass tip and you can even make a little lake or stream and using a large thin can like a tomatoe sauce or coffee can bake another cake in it and cover it in buttercream as the tree. You can then use wooden skewers covered in fondant as the branches. Hope this helps

baking in a coffee or soup can is a great idea, never thought of that
post #4 of 7
I made a tree topper a few weeks ago.. I made it out of clay and wire... It was meant to be a keepsake.. other than that. I would have made it with gumpaste/fondant mix.. I just started with a clay sausage and went from there.. sculpting it into what I thought it should look like..

Not sure if you are wanted to make a tree cake or tree topper with them laying under it...
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Originally Posted by missnnaction

I made a tree topper a few weeks ago.. I made it out of clay and wire... It was meant to be a keepsake.. other than that. I would have made it with gumpaste/fondant mix.. I just started with a clay sausage and went from there.. sculpting it into what I thought it should look like..

Not sure if you are wanted to make a tree cake or tree topper with them laying under it...

Sorry, I wasn't clear, a tree topper is what I want to make, I appreciate your help. The wire sculpture sounds like a good idea
post #6 of 7
You could also do it in chocolate. I once saw some woman on Food Network make a tree from melted chocolate, where she made the trunk in a tube that was cut away so she could carve in the texture.

She did the branches from melted chocolate by having cocoa in a large rectangular container, quite deep (maybe 6" or so ... the tree was about 7 feet tall when she was done). She then took her fingers and tunnelled a shape for a branch with some smaller branches coming off the main "arm" of the branch she was pouring. Took the melted chocolate and put it into a disposable decorating bag, snipped off the end and started to "pipe" the chocolate into the grooves she had tunnelled into the cocoa powder.

When the chocolate was completely cooled, it came out with cocoa on it, but much of that could be brushed off the branch. It was very realistic-looking. She used wooden dowels placed in the end of the branch where it would attach to the trunk as she was pouring the chocolate, and bored out a place on the trunk for the other end of the dowels when it was time to attach the branch to the trunk.

I can imagine you could do this in a cake-topper size pretty easily. It would be worth it in satisfaction alone, I would think.

HTH,

Odessa
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Originally Posted by missnnaction

I made a tree topper a few weeks ago.. I made it out of clay and wire... It was meant to be a keepsake.. other than that. I would have made it with gumpaste/fondant mix.. I just started with a clay sausage and went from there.. sculpting it into what I thought it should look like..

Not sure if you are wanted to make a tree cake or tree topper with them laying under it...

Sorry, I wasn't clear, a tree topper is what I want to make, I appreciate your help. The wire sculpture sounds like a good idea



Anytime.. if you'd like to see it.. pm me and let me know..
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