Police Car/badge/handcuffs

Decorating By spedteacher Updated 28 May 2008 , 12:23pm by luelue1971

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spedteacher Posted 27 May 2008 , 7:56pm
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I am new to cake decorating, and do not do it a whole lot. My son is turning 6 and we are having a theme of police man. He wants a police cake. I have seen a few pictures of badges, cars and I have even seen handcuffs. I have no idea were to begin. Anyone have any directions or instructions that I could look at. I would really like to be able to surprise him with the cake. Thanks

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grama_j Posted 27 May 2008 , 8:08pm
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HI! Welcome to CC....... Did you look in the gallery ? If you find something you like, you could contact the person that made the cake, and they would most likely give you any help you will need.......

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Rzrback Posted 27 May 2008 , 8:13pm
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Welcome to CC! My hubby is policeman and we're doing a badge for a cake this week. I'm going to be doing a royal icing transfer of a badge on top of a sheet cake. I'm hoping it will turn out okay. I plan on painting it with silver and gold pearl dust. You might could do something similiar, also doing a car and maybe an officer in either a RIT or color flow? You could make handcuffs out of fondant or gumpaste. Or you could do a 3d carved police car cake with fondant accents. I'm sorry I don't have any instructions for you, but good luck and I'm sure your son will love whatever you do!


(I will try to post a pic of the badge later this week!)

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jessieb578 Posted 27 May 2008 , 8:17pm
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Can you get your hands on a real badge?? I recently did a retirement cake and my mother made a silicone mold of the real badge and from that I made a fondant/gumpast mix and put it in the mold. It dried over night and then I painted it with gold luster dust (Sergeant is gold here).

I wasn't sure if the silicone that she used was food safe, so I just made sure to tell them not to eat the badge.

Just figured I'd throw some ideas out there!

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Rzrback Posted 28 May 2008 , 3:06am
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My instructor mentioned something about silicon molds tonight in class, however I have no idea how to make one, or what products are required to make one. Could you please share this information??

Thanks so much!

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luelue1971 Posted 28 May 2008 , 12:23pm
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I made one a few months back of a badge and it wasn't nearly as hard as I expected it to be. I modeled it after the clients actual badge.

I made a 10 inch 1 layer cake. I sketched the badge out on parcment paper and then used piping gel to line the details on the badge and laid it on the cake. Then I used buttercream to fill in the details on the cake.

Here's a pic.

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