Need To Make A Laptop Computer Cake - Help!

Decorating By jrcakedesign Updated 28 Jan 2009 , 11:34pm by jrcakedesign

jrcakedesign Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 3:28pm
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So I have been asked to do a laptop computer cake and I am unsure on how to connect the screen to the keyboard base and keeping it upright on its own. Also, what materials would be best to create the laptop screen out of? Gumpaste? Or some other material with fondant covering it?

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!!!

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shell62995 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 3:57pm
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First I would like to say Welcome! I see ur a newbie
hummm.......I would make the the flip up part out of s.foam and the screen out of candy melts. I made a wii once and the candies gave me the best look. plus it is strong enough to stand up better. I would attach the screen to the cake board w/ dowels .
I am sure someone else will have a better idea. the ppl on here are awesome!!!

spencersmom98 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 4:08pm
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I made a laptop about a year ago. For the screen I got a piece of styrofoam and covered it in realy thinly rolled fondant. Then I stuck 2 dowls up through the bottom of the screen and attached it to the foam board that the laptopcake was attached to.

CakeMommyTX Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 4:20pm
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I did one last year and attached it like spencersmom did. You can find thin styrofoam in the floral section at the craft store.
Good Luck

spencersmom98 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 4:41pm
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I would also like to add that I used foam board for the actual cake to sit on- makes it easier to push the dowels for the screen through.

jrcakedesign Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 11:34pm
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ThANK YOU to everyone who gave suggestions on this laptop cake!! This is JUST what I needed!!! This website is Great! I will be back for sure!

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