Grand Piano Cake

Decorating By supermom2_3 Updated 29 Apr 2008 , 8:17pm by debster

supermom2_3 Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 5:05am
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Making a grand piano cake for Saturday. I am using an 11x15 and carving it down to the shape of the piano, using a cake board cut to the shape with "feet" for it to stand on. Wanted to have the "lid" of the piano standing up. Was hoping to keep everything "edible" technically. Could use fondant covered foam board if I have to...
I made a "lid" out of pastillage, which a couple days of drying it ended up cracking in a few places... not to mention it turned all kinds of funky colors... made another one out of part fondant, part leftover pastillage and added some gumtex powder... it has been sitting for 24 plus hours... any chance it will be dry enough in time?
Any other great ideas of what I could use? Was thinking of making a big sugar cookie... but how could I get it black? Would have to cover it in fondant wouldn't I? for it to go with the cake...

Getting nervous. icon_smile.gif

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DianeLM Posted 25 Apr 2008 , 12:25pm
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You could make it out of chocolate. Pour black colored confectioners coating (candy melts) into a pan. Tap to level. Once it loses its sheen, place your template over it and carefully cut out the shape.

A million years ago, I made a piano with a cookie lid. The whole cake is iced in non-crusting buttercream. Gosh, times have changed!
LL

supermom2_3 Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 4:08pm
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Thank you!! Adorable cake by the way! icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 7:56pm
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DianeLM, that IS a great cake.

Let me just add the grand piano help (template) to complete this thread:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-563735-.html

HTH

debster Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:17pm
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One day I'm going to try one of these.................. icon_lol.gif

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