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Hi,

I have an order for a  Welcome Back cake this weekend. The cake topper will be a lady pushing her luggage cart in an airport with her luggage piled n it.

 

I am trying to come up with a way to make an edible strong cart that will carry the weight of the luggage without breaking.

 

I intend on making the luggage out of rice crispy treats to keep them as light as possible.

 

Any ideas?

 

TIA

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No not the hotels ones. I mean the ones you get at the airport to carry your luggage around. You know before u check in ur luggage or when u arrive and pick up you bags & take them to the car for example!
It is going to be an 8" round cake. Im not carving the cake or any thing. I am only making a topper out of gumpaste. A figurine of the lady & her luggage on the cart.
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Where I live (hot and, especially, humid), I wouldn't trust gumpaste to hold the luggage up (RKTs can be heavier than you think!), but it might work. I think I'd try pastillage or Mexican paste. And I'm not just saying that because I live in Mexico! Hahaha! I just recently tried some of that, and it worked wonderfully for a couple of cakes where I needed a few really sturdy pieces. Pastillage is also very sturdy, but it's kind of hard to work with, I find. Hope you find something that will work for you! If you do, please let us know, and also post a picture - the idea sounds so cute!

Marianna
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post #5 of 7
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After reading your reply k8memphis i was like DAH ofcourse it doesnt need to actually hold every thing! Why didn't I think of that before! LOL
So thank you! I was planning on adding a coat on the cart. I might use it to cover up the bag support.
post #6 of 7
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Mariana.. I live in a very dry place & gum paste dries up really hard really quickly here.

I will definitely post pic when its done.
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Hahaha, Mozon, I just saw where you live. I guess the only thing we have in common is the heat and the sand! Best of luck with your cake!

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