For dad's birthday this year I thought I would make him a cake of the leg lamp from A Christmas Story. It's one of his favourite movies so I thought I'd give it a try. I've never attempted a cake like this so here was my go at it.
For this cake you will need the following :
red, yellow, black and brown gel food colouring
fondant (I used premade)
rice krispy squares (also premade)
two 16x24 cakes
I cut out a piece of parchment paper the size of my pan to draw the leg lamp shape and use as a guide for myself. I used about 12 premade rice krispy squares to mold and shape over my drawing to make sure I kept with proper proportions. My fear was that I would make one part too big or too long and then run out of space for the rest of the leg but as long and you place your sculpture over your reprence every so often you shouldn't run into this problem.
Once I was happy with my leg I covered it in a thin coat of cream cheese icing and put it in the fridge to set up.