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post #1 of 28
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Hi. My mothers birthday is coming up and she collects m&m stuff so I thought it would be great to make her an m&m character. I've tried to search on the website to find some inspiration but nothing comes up. If anyone could give me so tips on how to go about this project I would be super excited to get all the advice, tips or know how possible.
post #2 of 28
Sorry, I'm no help, but here's a bump.
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post #3 of 28
I have no idea why they don't show up when you search them (I keep trying and it says there are none) but there are quite a few in 3d cakes - food. You will just have to look page to page to find an inspiration.
post #4 of 28
I found this one: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/coolest-mm-character-cake-10.html

Explains how she did it, (2) 9" cakes, iced and piped, and Mr. Potato Head arms and feet (these could be made in gumpast)

Or this one: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/homemade_cake_recipe.html#c2

Says she used a 9" cake pan, but it also looks like half a ball cake pan on top, which could be done in cake, if you need a lot of servings, or rice krispies if you don't.

There's another one, but the picture link (to the page that describes it and shows a big picture) is bad, it looks like a ball-shaped pan, covered in fondant and decorated like the green m&M with fondant accessories. Here is the main page with the small pic: http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/homemade_cake_recipe.html It's pic 15.

HTH!

Edit: as I went back to check my message, the ad over here ----> was the Red M&M with a "Mom" tattoo on icon_biggrin.gif Thought it was a little ironic.
post #5 of 28
I did the 3d red and yellow M and M guys several years back, i used the 3d ball pan and sliced off a section on each side to give it a more flatter appearance, used the 3d egg pan for the peanut guy, twinkies cut in half and iced for feet..

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post #6 of 28
oh Red has that little "hair tufft" on top cause I had to insert a dowel there for transportation and to keep him sitting UP lol so i had to cover it some how. he was not made with hands as i figured he looked fine as is.. if i made the cake NOw i might add arms but.. these two are still my favorite cakes of all the ones i have made so far
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post #7 of 28
oh Red has that little "hair tufft" on top cause I had to insert a dowel there for transportation and to keep him sitting UP lol so i had to cover it some how. he was not made with hands as i figured he looked fine as is.. if i made the cake NOw i might add arms but.. these two are still my favorite cakes of all the ones i have made so far
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post #8 of 28
This one was fun to make and very simple. First of all
((((((((HUGE HUGS)))))))) to the person who ever created the "candy bowl". The M&M character is just a 6in. MMF cake. The arms and legs also MMF.
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post #9 of 28
This one was fun to make and very simple. First of all
((((((((HUGE HUGS)))))))) to the person who ever created the "candy bowl". The M&M character is just a 6in. MMF cake. The arms and legs also MMF.
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post #10 of 28
OH GenGen, those guys are soooo adorable!!!! I love em! I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" this idea sometime! You did a fantastic job and I didn't even notice that red had no arms icon_biggrin.gif
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post #11 of 28
No problem thats what we're here for isn't it? icon_smile.gif nice n easy lol. i belive in finding the simplest way. was just star tips.. 18 i think depending how your star tip is fashioned. they Do make a difference other wise you may need to go smaller or change the consistency of your icing. unfortunetely i cannot find that shade of red anymore, right after i made that cake it was discontinued. Politically correctness i guess-the shade was called Chinese red. Perfect shade of red- cannot find anything close to it anymore regrettably.

oh dowels for the legs of course, arms.. sprinkle matching Real m&m's around the cakes icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 28
I have an m & m cake in my photos. Not sure if its what you are looking for but its a different idea. When I searched for the m & m idea there wasn't too much to go off of since I was making mine on a flat sheet cake. Hth
post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much!
GenGen how did you get the egg halves to stay together and stand up? Thanks for everyones help!
post #14 of 28
leveling the bottom helped alot.. i think i must have used a couple skewers to hold them in place too, not dowels, those are too big. i do remember using skewers. I made this cake well over 7 years ago.. lol...

i think what helped is they didn't have to be transported more then a half a block distance. (from my MIL's house to my SIL's)
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post #15 of 28
Mommak -- your M&M cake is just too cute!!
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