Thanks, Kim xx
....Firstly, thankyou! Considering I only have the image on this website, it seems to have had a bit of interest outside of it.
I keep meaning to have go at modeling chocolate. It looks like you can do a lot of detailed things.
.....anyway, I use boiling water and a paint brush. I got to the point that I couldn't get the sugarpaste/fondant as smooth as I wanted and didn't want any joins to be seen. It is risky though with getting it too wet/not wet enough, but I started this one early enough to re-ice if needed.
Is that one of your cakes picture on you home-page Kim?
yes that is my cake, it went on top of a 2 teir cake for my friends little boys birthday, he didn't want to eat it bless him, I should have used styrofoam instead of cake so he could have kept it :0)
I'll let you know how Eeyore went 😊
Its a shame that I couldn't link you to the process of the cake. I uploaded day-by-day photo's with explanations and difficulties I occurred. I had to delete them as a woman used the finished design to advertise a tuition DVD along with other peoples cakes and was charging $50. Thankfully due to people who know my work on dA I had someone message who recognised it, and I let the website know who took it down and banned the user.
......anyway, yes please.....let me know how you get on. If theres anything else you'd like to ask, don't hesitate. I've got a fb account if that's easier for you message rather than keep logging in to deviantart
And the head was carved as I went along. I had to judge the shape and hoped the structure would hold up as I didn't use a support rod through the middle.
This cake was made over three or four days. This was so everything had a chance to settle and harden as I went along which helped the cake keep it's shape.
...and yes, the arms are fondant.
Hope this helps, and I will be glad to help more if you need it.
...it's really a matter of shaving a bit off at a time and seeing what you can get it down to. It
helps to make it slightly thinner than the character your making as the icing plumps it
out a bit. Theres been loads of times I've carved it exact, and after covering with icing, the end result looks tubby
Hope that helps, and good luck. Let me know how you get on.
....and I didn't use a support for the head. As it was a one-off, I carved and shaped as I went along. I thought that if the head was
unstable, I would use a support rod. It supported itself quite well as I layered the icing on. I made this over 3 or 4 days so that each stage of covering had a good chance
to set a bit.
...and do you mean if the cake would work as chocolate fudge?
If you click on gallery on my home-page, on the top left hand corner it has browse and scrapbook.
If there is anything I've not explained, feel free to ask.
...It's still a right pain, but at least looks possible from the photo of the 3 stacked sponges.
I took a bit of a risk putting the photo's in my scraps on the evening i'd finished a step. I thought if I was going to have any problems, I'd sort it out and show how I did....
...I loved it a bit more onece I'd finished it....
...This week it's the freekishly hot weather here.....I'm sure I could pipe the fondant at the moment!
..and the white coating is vanilla butter-icing.....
So fun seeing the progression