does anyone know what to use to make shoelaces? i am making a cake with a military boot on it and want to add shoelaces to it, but was wondering what i could use for the shoelace. anyone have any ideas??
Licorice strings would work. You could get red or black.
Try black licorice strings. I am not sure where you can get it now days though. You use to see it all the time. Maybe try online.
Try getting the licorice strings in a candy store like in a mall or one of those specialty shops. Good luck!
licorice strings are a great idea, but since i am in italy and have only the military base exchange, i probably won't be able to find any, and this cake is needed by friday.
use fondant. you can roll it in the shape of the strings and place them in the spots where needed.
If you have a clay gun, you can extrude out some shoelaces with candy clay or fondant.
if this is a 3-D cake where you're actually lacing up the shoe (passing the shoelace through eyelets) why not use food-safe ribbon?
if you're unable to find licorice shoelace candy (which would be my first choice and suggestion), then using a thin black ribbon would be my logical alternative. of course, if it's not a 3-D cake, then you can just pipe shoelaces.
u could use a garlic press
For my 3D guitar I just piped it on... it worked really well. I used a garlic press to do the tassles on my grad cake, but the only problem I have with that is that is't hard to make it long enough using a garlic press.
I agree peacockplace it is very hard to make a long piece and keep it in one piece. I would just use a ribbon or string as aunt-judy
suggested or as peacockplace and aunt-judy suggested pipe them on.