I need some help! I am making a grand piano cake for my students' piano recital. How do I make the keys and the top lid of the piano. I guess I could use a dowel to prop up the lid, but what do I make the lid out of?
Thanks. I'm new and loving all the help I get from this forum.
I made them both out of gum paste. I even made the "stick" to hold the top open out of gum paste. The keyboard, I just rolled gum paste the size I needed "scored" lines to make keys and "painted" in the black keys with edible markers.
Who do you attach the lid and stick?
Sorry, that is supposed to be how not who!!
Push the stick into the cake (so you have to make it a little longer).
That makes sense! What about the lid?
I made this lid (and the music stand) out of cookies five years ago. If I were to do this cake today, I'd make the lid out of gumpaste.
I did the exact same thing for the keys as kakedecorator, except I used fondant rather than gumpaste.
My extremely heavy cookie lid is 'glued' to the piano with buttercream icing. I'd use royal icing for a gumpaste lid.
DianeLM, Beautiful cake.
I too, am going to try my hand at one of these(i think)!!
What a great idea!
I made a grand piano for my Dad's 70th birthday 2 years ago. (It's obviously not in the caliber of anyone here lol, but the idea is what matters, lol, anyway, I have lots more practicing to do with fondant and RBC (that was my first RBC that I had ever played with). ANyway it was not within my capabilities to prop up the lid, (or maybe attempting the inside of the piano scared me lol) so I left that, but I made the keys out of white RBC (and black for the black keys). I was of course originally going to make the traditional 88 keys but then my niece - 7 at the time - suggested 70 keys in keeping with his age lol, which ended up being a grand idea (no pun intended, I swear) because 88 would have been a real B**** to squish into that space lol.
Gee now I want to go make another one just for the hell of it!