Oil Derek

Decorating By mrsfirebug Updated 25 Sep 2008 , 5:08pm by DianeLM

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mrsfirebug Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:23pm
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Living in the great state of Texas, I have a request for a Texas cake with an oil derek situated in the heart of East Texas. I was wanting to create a 3D oil derek that will stand in East Texas and put a Yellow Rose "The Yellow Rose of Texas" at the base of the oil well.

What is the BEST product to use in order to construct the oil derek? I need it to dry hard and not collapse.

I tried using Royal Icing, but when I go to assemble the structure, it breaks.


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diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:32pm
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Ashly, Have you tried Chocolate? If the event is going to indoors that would pretty good.

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Chef_Rinny Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:43pm
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Royal icing would be all that I can think of.... chocolate would work but if there is any heat or humidity you can run into a problem.

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DancingCakes2008 Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:45pm
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Try making it out of gumpaste. If you are careful it should stand up well.

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DianeLM Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 5:08pm
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I agree, royal icing would be best. Make sure you pipe plenty of extra pieces to allow for breakage. And don't pipe the pieces too thin.

Here's a radio tower I made from royal icing. Please don't look at the rest of the cake, which I have affectionately nicknamed, "Cornucopia of Crap".

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