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??
I just use black fondant and dust it with white pearl dust.
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!
I use gray fondant and dust with Luster dust.
You could also cut strips of a report cover or acetate and insert to make a clear window pane.
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.
I think the suggestion was for gelatin sheets which will work fine. They're frequently used in gingerbread house for windows.
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?
I'm vegetarian, so I don't use gelatin. But I'm sure someone else will pop on here with an answer.
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.