Guitar Strings

Decorating By TheCakerator Updated 28 Aug 2008 , 2:25pm by MissRobin

TheCakerator Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 3:51pm
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What's the best way to make guitar strings ? Thanks ...

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makandmatsmom Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 5:39pm
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I have been looking at many many pictures in preparation to do my first guitar cake, and the best strings I have seen so far are thin spaghetti. From what I have read they are also the easiest to work with. HTH...... Maybe someone with some experience can give you some more insight icon_lol.gif

TheCakerator Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 6:14pm
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thank you for the reply .. I noticed spaghetti for strings as well ... looks like most are luster dusted?

SweetArt Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:46pm
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When I made my guitar cake, spaghetti was way too short, so I used gumpaste I pushed through an extruder (fondant gun). I took a yard stick and pushed all the strands straight and then let them dry. Then painted them silver. When I picked them up to put them on the cake, they did have a slight bend from their size, but laid straight on the cake.

sweetcakes Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 11:22pm
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i pipe mine in light grey royal icing, using a square dowel as a guide. i drop a line of icing just a fraction away from the dowel in one straight line.

janelwaters Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 11:39pm
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I used fondant with the clay gun as well. worked really well for me.

good luck!!

TheCakerator Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 1:55pm
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thanks you guys .. unfortunately I do not have a clay gun extruder ... something I should probably get before to long ...

MissRobin Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:25pm
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I used the extruder also and fondant, laid them on the cake as I did them, however as they dry they get brittle so I would do them right before delivery.

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