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Hi,

 

Just wondering what people think would be the best way to make aeroplane wings? They need to be able to stand up to high heat (anywhere from 30-40C or 86-104F) along with humidity - so chocolate is out. Also hoping to cut down on costs (cake is for my sons birthday) so would prefer to avoid making them out of gumpaste. I will attach a link to the sort of plane cake Im aiming to make. 

 

Thanks for your help! 

 

http://justcallmemarthaa.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/axels-airplane-birthday-cake-cookies.html

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post #2 of 6

Royal Bakery made a beautiful aeroplane cake about a month ago, it was a Mustang but I am sure you could apply it to any other plane. On Facebook she is under Royal Bakery and on Cake Central under the name English Cake Lady. Hope this helps! Marianne

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The few times ive made plane wings I usually just use cardboard cake boards and cut to shape and spackled with royal icing, then thinly fondanted. Not the best for edibility, but they'll hold up great! You could use pastillage if you want it all edible, as the ingredients to make it are cheap and it dries hard and lightweight.

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post #4 of 6

Here is a cute airplane made that looks pretty easy to make. This may not be what you are looking for but just an idea. This would look cute on top of a rectangle cake if you needed a bigger cake to go along with the plane. /Mary

 

http://teamdykstra.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/how-to-make-an-airplane-cake/
 

post #5 of 6

Noahsmummy, the link that you posted tells us that they made the wings out of biscuit (I guess here in the US that would be sugar cookie?) covered with Satin Ice fondant.  Look under the picture of the cake about halfway down - it tells the details of the cake. 

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the cake dude- thats a good idea. may give that a ****! thanks. Dani1081- i did see that, however the cake was made in winter and im really not sure cookies will hold up to our heat and humidity. There has been a pattern emerging that the day of my son party tends be boiling hot and raining- not the greatest mix for cakes! Has resulted in a cake disaster almost every year =( 

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