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Need help on carving a 3D airplane

post #1 of 8
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Hi all!
Carving a cake is my cakemaking kryptonite!! I shake in my boots any time I have to pick up a knife around a cake unless I happen to be slicing myself a pieceicon_smile.gif

My father is a pilot and I would love to carve a 767 for him. Ambitious for a non carver, I know. But I want to conquere this fear once and for all.

Can anyone explain the correct way to go about doing this so that the cake is correctly carved and proportioned. I read someone saying how they use blueprints?!?!? Where in the world would I get a blue print for this plane?? Seriously, if anyone has ANY advice or how to's, I would be eternally greatful!
TIA!!
Suzi
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post #2 of 8
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sorry, picture will not attach.
Maybe this link will work...

jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?aircraft=Boeing 767-2
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My father is a retired Air Force pilot. He loved that I just tried to do it!

He flew B52's and 17's.

I never ever figured those out and that would be sort of easy. The fusilage is fat!

What he really wants me to do is a Cessna 206 Skywagon! Our favorite station wagon and his own personal plane.
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post #4 of 8
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K8memphis - Thank you for the info! Have you ever used gingerbread with any of your cakes? I like to try and make everthing edible...I know sometimes that it is just an impossibility. I do love the idea of the wings being cookies! I just may make them tomorrow.

HowCoolGomo1 - My father too, is retired Air Force. Fighter pilot F-15 or 16 can't quite remeber. Then to New Jersey National Guard then off to ATI as a cargo/freight carrier. He was a DC 10 (I think) then just switched to their new 767. He was so excited to get to fly this one I thought that this cake would be appropriate!

Thanks again for the help!
Suzi
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Send me a pic! My Dad would love to fly that guy!

My baldy might be able to help me help you!
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post #6 of 8
@sweet, I'm a newbie also, but have you thought about making the airplane with RKT, I mean would be easier for you to carve and you can put it on top of a cake. IDK but it could work too!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks for the help but I really want the airplane to be the cake. I have actually found blue prints and will try using them.
My Dad was called out early so I have until after Christmas now to get this figured out, even if that means making a trial cake.

If I just can not manage to make it as imagined. Then maybe I'll reside to making an airplane for the cake top as I found a super cute idea that I can use as inspiration and design specifically around my dad. If I do that though I will be using fondant/gumpaste and marzipan as they will not be overly large.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my question!!
Happy Baking!
Suzi
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Thanks for the pics!
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