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It'd be a good idea to confirm what you mean by "through the plates"?  You only use this method if you are using CARDBOARD cake boards and not anything plastic between the layers.  If it's not cardboard, it'll go very badly lol.   For sharpening the dowel, please be sure to use a sharpener that used only for cake dowels so avoid contamination by any substances that aren't food-safe.   HTH!
I think this tutorial is similar to what you're looking for: http://cakecentral.com/tutorial/petal-cake and here's another post that describes the process: http://www.mamawacakes.com/2012/07/ombre-petal-cake-variations.html HTH!   Xiaolu
Inspired by Michelle has a video tutorial about making them from fondant.
Wow good for her!  Definitely PepsiCo doesn't deserve any kudos.  They had responsibility for making sure the products they were feeding people were safe in the first place.  If they caught their mistake and changed the product before someone else forced their hand, they'd deserve some credit.  But here the lady deserves all of it.     @K8memphis I definitely agree that FDA approval doesn't mean it's safe, which I said in my post as well.  A lot of people have wanted...
So to follow-up, I have contacted Americolor directly to ask for confirmation that their gold airbrush color is EDIBLE (not just non-toxic).  I'll let everyone know when/if they respond.  However, I was able to find an ingredients list for it.  The only listed item that seemed questionable was mica-based pearlescent pigments, but looking on the FDA site it appears that these mica pigments are approved for confections as long as they make up 1.5% or less of the food....
I'd love to know the answer to this too.  Fortunately what I want to paint gold is just a plaque on the outside that I can remove so I'm going to use highlighter dust which is NOT edible.  However, if going straight on the outside of the cake, especially buttercream, it would need to be edible and DEFINITELY non-toxic.  I've been hearing that AmeriColor's gold airbrush color works really well and there are cakes showing up on Pinterest that are definitely buttercream...
Here's a tutorial for making chocolate ones from A Cake to Remember that looks awesome if you don't have/want to get the mold: http://www.acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2009/12/chocolate-pinecone-cake-and-how-to.html   Here is another tutorial for piping it from royal icing.  It's a bit more flower-esque looking but still cute: http://theicedqueen.blogspot.com/2012/01/royal-icing-pine-cones.html
Thanks, Carla!   And I agree with K8memphis that your cake is awesome!
Thanks to you both!   @CarlaG -- could you please tell me what sculpting tool would be used to create the fur texture?  I've never done anything like this before, so I really would have no idea where to start looking =D.
Hi all!  My good friend E has a birthday coming up, and she'd love a cake made to look like one of her 6 guinea pigs (photo of some of them attached below).  I've looked at all guinea pig cake photos I can find on Google image search and I've found a few similar to what I'd like to make but no guidance is provided with any of those (photos uploaded below as well).   Does anyone have tips/suggestions for making a guinea pig cake?  I think the furrier ones are way...
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