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post #1 of 33
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Hi guys,

 

I am making a cake for my mother inlaws 65th birthday and we wanted to tease her with a cake that had some dentures on it and other things..

 

Just curious about Marizpan .. would that be something easy to make the teeth out of or just use fondant/gumpaste?

 

has anyone made these before? Maybe could lend me some advice please...

 

thanks in advance!

post #2 of 33

i've made teeth but not dentures i don't think

 

but i think making the pink part fondant and the tooth part marzipan

 

might show a subtle but interesting texture change to lend authenticity

 

marzipan is so matte

 

and you can get a nice shine on the stiffened fondant

 

well maybe the tooth part should be shiny too

 

but i was just thinking the surface of a tooth has a bit of texture on it anyway

 

but i love to model with marzipan and eating up the booboos is not a problem either icon_lol.gif

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post #3 of 33

come to think of it, i made piano keys out of the marzipan and those are called 'ivories"

 

so should work fine as teeth i think

 

(any excuse to make it--it's irresistible)

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post #4 of 33
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thanks guys im going to try that and see how it works..

one more thing hiw do i make it shiny?
post #5 of 33

you can rub it with alcohol, lemon extract or vodka

 

or you can get some white edible glitter -- its very light and looks like the flakes would blow away

 

this is gum arabic--sold at michael's type stores

 

dissolve some in water and brush it on for super shine (does not dissolve in alcohol)

 

i haven't tested it on marzipan per se

 

no reason why it would not work on it though

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post #6 of 33

i just saw a denture chocolate mold on tomric for what it's worth

 

http://tomric.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=dental

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post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

you can rub it with alcohol, lemon extract or vodka

or you can get some white edible glitter -- its very light and looks like the flakes would blow away

this is gum arabic--sold at michael's type stores

dissolve some in water and brush it on for super shine (does not dissolve in alcohol)

i haven't tested it on marzipan per se

no reason why it would not work on it though

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i just saw a denture chocolate mold on tomric for what it's worth

http://tomric.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=dental

thanks for the help!! will have to post some pics when i finish..
post #8 of 33
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ok soo this is what i did tonight, i think the top is to heavy the center is sinking but maybe when it dries itll be better...

i didnt do the marizpon just tried what i had at home..

how long will it take to dry?? couple days? if its not dry is there a way to make it dry faster?
post #9 of 33
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oops forgot the pic lol

post #10 of 33

oh they are awesome!!!!!!

 

what a hoot!!!!

 

fantastic--making me laugh this morning--so toothy!!!

 

can you dry them apart

 

do you have to stack them up to dry

 

are they make in two pieces??

 

can you prop it up with paper towels or something???

 

or set it in a cup or bowl or something

 

or on a plate that has a rim that will help hold things

 

and not let them sink???

 

can you dry them upside down or somthing???

 

you did a great job

 

your mom's gonna love this!!!!

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post #11 of 33

or put a layer of paper towel and aluminum foil around them

 

make a mold of the foil that will hold them up till they dry

 

i dry stuff in my warming drawer in my oven but this would melt in there

 

too complicated for extra heat

 

should air dry fine

 

hope you added something (like tylose or cornstarch) to the fondant to help it dry crispier???

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post #12 of 33
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oh they are awesome!!!!!!

what a hoot!!!!

fantastic--making me laugh this morning--so toothy!!!

can you dry them apart

do you have to stack them up to dry

are they make in two pieces??

can you prop it up with paper towels or something???

or set it in a cup or bowl or something

or on a plate that has a rim that will help hold things

and not let them sink???

can you dry them upside down or somthing???

you did a great job

your mom's gonna love this!!!!

thanks! glad you think its funny, thats the point! my hubby said they look like cows teeth bahahah goofball!

they are two pieces, i just placed them ontop each other to get an idea of what itll look like when done. im dryingthem upside down now.. im just afraid it wont be dry in time..

i used tons of cornstarch/powder while making it- the fondant was super sticky. but i didnt mix any in it or any gumpaste ( ran out icon_sad.gif ) i think i shouldve have at least done that to help dry it faster..

maybe using a fan pointed at it or (new) hairdryer??
post #13 of 33

no heat

 

heat meltifies it

 

then it does dry harder

 

only use heat if you can control the shape

 

like if it was a ribbon loop for a bow you could lay it on it's edge/side to prevent it from mis-shaping/collapsing

 

but yours is so 3-dimensional

 

it's fine right now

 

it will be fine for the cake

 

icon_lol.gif  cow teeth!!!

 

she's gonna kill you and love it!!!!

 

~~~no matter how it dries it will be great since it's for comedic effect anyhow~~

 

fan probably would be ok--depends on how loose it is

 

don't wanna blow them out of shape either

 

probably fine to use a fan

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post #14 of 33
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no heat

heat meltifies it

then it does dry harder

only use heat if you can control the shape

like if it was a ribbon loop for a bow you could lay it on it's edge/side to prevent it from mis-shaping/collapsing

but yours is so 3-dimensional

it's fine right now

it will be fine for the cake

icon_lol.gif   cow teeth!!!

she's gonna kill you and love it!!!!

~~~no matter how it dries it will be great since it's for comedic effect anyhow~~

fan probably would be ok--depends on how loose it is

don't wanna blow them out of shape either

probably fine to use a fan

i can control the heat on the dryer..but afraid of ruining it..

it actually dried well over night but center is still a little soft. maybe i could use some tooth picks under it to prop up?
post #15 of 33

toothpicks sound good

 

or maybe dry noodles

 

do you have wee ones or larger built but wee in the head ones that will want to bite/eat them when you're not looking?

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