How Do I Make A Tree?

Decorating By Mom2ANC Updated 13 Jun 2010 , 7:06am by CourtneyLS99

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Mom2ANC Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 2:51am
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I am making a cake with an African animal theme and I would like a few trees for toppers. I see a lot of jungle cakes have palm trees, and those are really cute and have instructions. But, I want to make the trees that branch out wide at the top.
I have fondant, or I could do molding chocolate, or even royal icing.
I can't find any pictures of cakes that have 3D trees like I am looking for.

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Ursula40 Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 5:56am
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Make a skeleton out of wire and mold modelling chocolate around that. You can then, when it's hardened up a bit, lay textured pieces of green fondant or gumpaste on and around it and use a texturising tools to mold it around and onto the branches. Snip with clean and sanitised nailscissors to get the effect of leaves. Don't forget to texturise the chocolate bark

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CourtneyLS99 Posted 13 Jun 2010 , 7:06am
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I made a large tree (over 2' tall) out of cake dummies that I carved and then covered it with fondant. So that could be an option...except make them smaller.

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