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making hollow decorations/cake details help!

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hello!! i am making a cake with a snowboard theme. I plan on doing a 9" with 2 layers. There will be a supppper thin snowboard leaning against it (made of gumpaste maybe?), a helmet, boots and goggles on top.

My question is how do i go about making a hollow helmet and boots? i thought about laying thin rolled out pieces of gumpaste over a bowl to get the shape for the helmet. I don't want anything solide/chunky because they are only serving as a decorative piece. Same question with the boots.. are there tutorials out there for this? and is there a better medium to use instead of gumpaste? something that gets rock hard and can be rolled thin?

Thank you in advance..any help is greatly appreciated!!

katie
post #2 of 4
I would suggest using gum paste for the accessories so that they dry hard and are stable. For the helmet, I would start with a round ball of gumpaste, and then use your fingers (or the ball tool) to start to "hollow out" the inside.
I would shape the boots the same way and use the ball tool to indent the top of the boot slightly to make it appear that it's hollow, but really it's solid.
Hope this helps, good luck!
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any advice is helpful! thank you!
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...... how do i go about making a hollow helmet and boots? i thought about laying thin rolled out pieces of gumpaste over a bowl to get the shape for the helmet........

I agree w/your thinking. I would lay a sheet of gp over something round for the shape. Don't roll it too thin or it might tear - about 1/4" is fine. Let it dry at least overnight if not 24 - 48 hrs.
For the boots I would start w/a small ball, shape into an "L" and hollow out the top w/a toothpick or art brush handle or ball tool is you have one, maybe even your fingers.
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