I am making a grooms cake for my future son in law who is an avid bike rider. I want to make a gumpaste bike for the cake and have seen a picture I like in a recent Mailbox News but have no idea how to make it. Has anyone made one before who can give me some pointers?
I would recommend using royal. I've done the gum paste ones and I did not impress myself. With royal you can easily make extra pieces. I've seen some pictures recently of a decorator who does thiers in royal--more freedom and easier to have multiple backup pieces. And royal is so much lighter. And no I don't remember where.
Just an idea of how I'm gonna proceed next time.
Thank you. I had thought of that but I don't think it will match everything else. If all fails I guess I will just have to start making trial bikes until I get what I like.
I mean what's not to match? How does royal not match--it's just like gum paste--I mean I'm just curious. Do you have a rider on the bike or something?
No the rider (future SIL) will be a made of gumpaste and sitting on the edge of the cake.
Let me just recommend that you might consider the spokes (if you do spokes) out of royal--gumpaste for me anyway is too wiggley to get straight.
There might be a cutter out there too...Jem maybe???