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post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I need to get this cake ready on the July 21st. But I don't know how to create the structure, I'm a newbie and have never done structures like this, plz help me!

 

The tail as well the wings should be of gumpaste, But how is the helicopter lifted with support. I will get the cake ready, cover it in ganache then fondant, but what about the support system, how to make it?

 

 

helicopter cake 258k .jpg file
post #2 of 4

If you look carefully, you can see that there is a block covered with the same fondant as the board, just underneath the body of the helicopter, raising it up.

 

I would make a shaped board or strong wire coming out of the block (which would be secured to the base) to support the tail.
 

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

ok Thanks Lizzie but do you have picture or tutorial on how to do that or something, anything :S

post #4 of 4

Sorry, just noticed this.  No, I don't have any tutorials, unfortunately - I've never attempted a cake like this before, although my son has requested a fighter jet cake for his birthday, so I may have to try!  Hope you work it out.
 

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