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So I am interested in making an actual sized cake head, but I want to make it out of cake! That's the problem. Most cake heads that are on top of a neck and set of shoulders are made from the Styrofoam dummy head. Does anyone have any experience sculpting an actual head using cake, rice treats, OR modeling chocolate? Any tips, tricks, etc. are welcome.

 

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I just did one recently...If I remember correctly I used a bunch of 8" and 9" rounds and stacked them up like a regular stacked cake, then carved the shape out of that. Just make sure that when you put the boards between the tiers you make them smaller than the actual cake, because you want to be able to cut the cake away without hitting the board. If you want to look at my cake it's at the bottom of the page here on my website, but it's a bloody head from when Gus in Breaking Bad got his face blown off, so beware if you don't like blood. http://www.acaketoremember.com/Birthday.html

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The whole thing was cake, by the way, no rice krispie treats or anything else. The trick is to just make sure that each section is supported correctly and you'll be fine.

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The whole thing was cake, by the way, no rice krispie treats or anything else. The trick is to just make sure that each section is supported correctly and you'll be fine.

Perfect! That is exactly what I am trying to achieve! The part that I am most worried about is the chin, because the cake would be sort of suspended in the air and I was always told that gravity will eventually win when it comes to cakes lol... did you do anything special to the chin? or is there just a board around where that cake is?

 

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I just did one recently...If I remember correctly I used a bunch of 8" and 9" rounds and stacked them up like a regular stacked cake, then carved the shape out of that. Just make sure that when you put the boards between the tiers you make them smaller than the actual cake, because you want to be able to cut the cake away without hitting the board. If you want to look at my cake it's at the bottom of the page here on my website, but it's a bloody head from when Gus in Breaking Bad got his face blown off, so beware if you don't like blood. http://www.acaketoremember.com/Birthday.html
That cake is awesome!
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Spoiler alert for those who have just started watching season 4 of Breaking Bad- like me!!! Lol. But I don't mind. Awesome cake Costumeczar! Glad to see Gus eventually gets what's coming to him:lol:
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Spoiler alert for those who have just started watching season 4 of Breaking Bad- like me!!! Lol. But I don't mind. Awesome cake Costumeczar! Glad to see Gus eventually gets what's coming to him:lol:

Even if you know how he ends up, it will still be the "OHMYGOD" moment of any television show ever.

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Perfect! That is exactly what I am trying to achieve! The part that I am most worried about is the chin, because the cake would be sort of suspended in the air and I was always told that gravity will eventually win when it comes to cakes lol... did you do anything special to the chin? or is there just a board around where that cake is?

 

THANKS

the chin was built on a board that extended out from the neck part.  Look at photos of a person's profile and shoulders to get the idea of proportions. Or force someone to stand there while you use them as a model. I think that I built the neck and shoulders, then dowelled it and put the board that would hold the chin on it (it was cut into an ovel shape.) I did use a sheet cake for the shoulders part. and this kind of cake is the only kind where I'll drive a dowel through the whole thing and into the cake board.

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Even if you know how he ends up, it will still be the "OHMYGOD" moment of any television show ever.

Don't know how I've been able to keep myself in the dark as to the ending, but I have. Can't wait to finish it :) And best of luck on your cake KayJanee!!

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