Windows On Truck Cake

Decorating By gloria Updated 18 Jun 2008 , 11:31pm by gloria

gloria Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 2:04am
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I'm making a truck cake for my son's birthday and want to make "windows".
I was told to make them out of gelatin.
Anyone have any ideas??

9 replies
leah_s Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:11am
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I just use black fondant and dust it with white pearl dust.

Michelle104 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:51am
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What sort of windows? Are you going to be able to see through the cab or just "look" like windows? I've done a dump truck and a firetruck and used royal icing on both. The firetruck I used white and the dump truck I used a really light blue. hope this helps!

luelue1971 Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 3:51am
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I use gray fondant and dust with Luster dust.

aztomcat Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 6:49am
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You could also cut strips of a report cover or acetate and insert to make a clear window pane.

LeanneW Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 1:12pm
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I used white GP and painted silver lusterdust mixed with vodka and did 2 coats, If I had more time I really did want them to look like glass.

I wouldn't go with gelatin, it's too wet and melty but maybe you could melt some hard candies in the microwave and see how that goes. unless you have a silicone mould I don't know how you would get them to the size/shape you want though.

If you start with a square candy, like a jolly rancher, you might have better chances of it staying square when it melts.

leah_s Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 1:55pm
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I think the suggestion was for gelatin sheets which will work fine. They're frequently used in gingerbread house for windows.

LeanneW Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 2:29pm
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oh gelatin sheets, where can you buy those? I have seen them on TV but never at the grocery store.

are they made by Knoxx also?

leah_s Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 4:10pm
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I'm vegetarian, so I don't use gelatin. But I'm sure someone else will pop on here with an answer.

gloria Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 11:31pm
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thanks for the help.
I'm doing up a recipe for gelatin treats (so the windows will be edible) in semi transparent and put some silver dust on them.

I just make up the recipe, put it in a pan and spread it out thin and let harden up. I'll cut it to shape.

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