I Need Help Making A Standing Chalice!

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mariak Posted 11 May 2009 , 11:40am
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I am making a cake for a special friends who is being ordained and I would love it to turn out amazing. I need to make a 3d chalice out of fondant or gumpaste for a topper. Are there any molds out there for this or does anyone have any instructions or tips? I have until the end of June but I would like to practice at least once to make sure it turns out. Thanks!

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Deb_ Posted 11 May 2009 , 11:53am
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Oh that sounds wonderful! I'm sure there are molds available but I don't think you'll need one.

I think the way I'd approach this project would be to use either all gumpaste or 50/50 gumpaste/fondant.

I'd also make it in 2 separate pieces (first the stem of the chalice, allow to dry) I would put a dowel in the stem for additional support sort of building the stem around the dowel.
Then I'd make the *cup* part of the chalice, allow to dry and then attach to the stem.

I think if you do it in steps it will turn out great.

Good luck!

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grama_j Posted 11 May 2009 , 12:02pm
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How about a candy mold..... something like this.......


Or this one that is larger...... if you do not want the host, just don't fill that part.....

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-K8memphis Posted 11 May 2009 , 12:46pm
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Me Me Pick Me <waving hand in air> icon_biggrin.gif

I did a big momma chalice cake--lessee if I can find a picture.
It's like over two feet tall I think.

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-K8memphis Posted 11 May 2009 , 1:18pm
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See it's real skinny though.

The plateau is 21" the cake is 16" and the chalice is about two feet tall give or take.

This was one of my shabby chic little wonders. The chalice is foam covered in candy clay. Making the chalice edible would have been fun but these folks would not have been into it kwim. They are into sheet cakes so I was pushing the envelope as it was.

The support is one of those tall clear tubes implanted into the base buried beneath the cake.

<waving hand from the back of the class> Me Me How'm I doin'??? icon_biggrin.gif

C'mon, 'large chalice cake' does not come up in conversation that often kwim??!!!

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beachcakes Posted 11 May 2009 , 3:10pm
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Wow K8! That is awesome!! I made a (much smaller) chalice by forming the cup over the mini wondermold pan...


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mariak Posted 11 May 2009 , 4:03pm
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Thanks everyone for your ideas and pictures. I know what you mean k8mephis. Most people around here only know sheet cakes so I am wanting to really wow them with this cake, plus I want it to be perfect for my friend.

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