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hungry caterpillar cake

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Fondant, Cake, food colouring, cake board, wooden tooth picks, purple ribbon, royal icing.

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What are you most proud of? The caterpillar. I think he looks just like the book.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If making big fondant figures allow plenty of time for them to set with supports ( a month or more) otherwise they can crack.

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Wow! It's real!!! Awesome! What did u paint with? Airbrush?

07/02/2012 Flag

Just Americolor and then leaf glaze on the body. And thank you very much.

09/17/2012 Flag

I know soooo many kids that would love this cake.

09/17/2012 Flag

I absolutely LOVE this cake!! You did an Amazing job!!!!!!

11/16/2012 Flag

I saw this cake posted on Facebook awhile back and now that our Granddson's 2nd Birthday is aroud the corner I really want to try making it! It is just amazing! The detailing is meticulous, and I love the simplicity of design! Is the Body of H.C. Solid fondant or Gum Paste? Did you add anything to make it more solid, or is there any reinforcement inside the body to hold it in place? Thanks! I have about 2 weeks to do it - so I will have to get going!

04/29/2013 Flag

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05/01/2013 Flag

Sorry... This one I made from solid fondant but if I did it again I would mould LCM"s and cover those in fondant. The fondant was a little too heavy and wanted to crack. If you make it now and leave the supports underit till the day you put it on the cake, it should work fine.

05/01/2013 Flag

I had thought that solid Fondant would be heavy and prone to cracking (I have encountered that with smaller pieces already). So is LCM LIquid Composite Molding? Or what? I was thinking of maybe using styrofoam or other plastic shapes, or even thick pieces of wooden dowelling. Have you ever molded the fruits out of marzipan?

05/02/2013 Flag

LCM's are sticky rice bubble treats that will mould into a shape.. The styrophome is a good idea. I have done some Marzipan fruits and I love how they look, But don't fancy the taste all that much.

05/03/2013 Flag

Hi im new to this and I just want to know im trying to make a dragon for my husband's Birthday and I just want to know like how much fondant do I need wire because the dragon is going to be curvy and u said if is a big project the fondant has to set for more than a month or so.

03/04/2014 Flag

If you make the dragon out of cake the fondant will just go over the top. if its big then you can carve Styrofoam and put fondant over that. I would not attempt anything larger then this in just pure fondant. You can add CMC to the fondant that will allow figurines to dry a little faster. Hope that helps.

03/07/2014 Flag