5. Here comes the trickiest part. Using a combination of snipping with scissors and tearing with my fingers, I pruned the cake. It’s harder than it sounds. *YES, I'd imagine it is but you did a fabulous job of it. I'm afraid I'd find myself with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree if I tried this. ;)
6. When the cake/treetop had a nice shape to it, I added accents with gel food coloring and a pastry brush. It really made a difference, don’t you think? *I DO think! I would have assumed (from the more distant display picture) the top had been constructed of RKTs, too, or cake that had been piped with frosting or coated in candy. When I saw the mention of angel food cake rather than a denser option, I was perplexed. But seeing how you finished off the cake portion, I get it. The airiness/fluff of the angel food cake makes perfect sense.
Thanks so much for this tutorial. I can picture several designs for its application.
Forgot to ask (hard for some of us to determine scale), how tall was your structure and what size cakes?
I cant wait to try!!! Can you tell me what size are the wooden circles and size of the dowel? Thanks in advance/
You "baked angel food cakes in varying sizes"...that tells me you did not use a tube pan. What did you use? Layer pans? Please help as I need to make trees to finish out various worlds for a Skylanders cake for my grandson.
I'm going to try this! I bet ganache would work well on the trunk, too!