Hi all! I am making a jellyfish cake for a little girl who wants to be a marine biologist and I am hoping to get the tentacles as realistic as possible. I was thinking maybe gelatine as they seem somewhat translucent? Any ideas how I might go about this? I prefer not to use things that arent edible on my cakes........Any ideas would be most appreciated!
AThat sounds cool, but how would you do it? I did one and just ruffled gum paste. Let me see if I can find it....
APulled sugar or isomalt perhaps?
How about those giant long marshmallow things? you could mirror their soft colours in the body? They'd be way easier to handle and attach than gelatin or jelly/jello.
(marshmallow cables aparently!)
AI love the idea of using Gelatin but I'm with Annabakescakes; I can't think of a way to make it work. My vote is pulled sugar. It's really pretty and wouldn't be too hard to create tentacles. Just make a lot more than you need! It breaks easily!
If you've never worked with pulled sugar there is a craftsy.com class on it; worth every penny if you've never played with it before!
Heyhi all :) I know if you make gelatine super strong it makes a rubber-like substance, but yeah, have no idea how I would get it to look all ruffly...... I am thinking pulled sugar is going to be my best bet, as I really want to keep that translucent look to it... thanks guys! keep you posted!