How Do I Make A Tennis Court Net?? Any Ideas Would Be Great!

Decorating By ccarter Updated 5 Mar 2009 , 9:36pm by yh9080

ccarter Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 7:46pm
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I have a friend whose son is crazy about tennis and she wants a tennis court for his birthday but I'm not sure what will hold up for a net. Plus I was wondering how hard it is to make the little people out of fondant. Any suggestions, ideas , and/or instructions would be great. Thanks!

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majka_ze Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 7:52pm
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Either fine net from royal icing - pipe it on paper, let it dry, take off the paper. Make 2 or 3 in case of breaking.
Or take clay extruder, make fine ropes from fondant, lay it as net, let it dry. Again, I would make 2 of them.

drummer27 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 8:04pm
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I agree...I would use royal icing and do a couple of back ups. Making people out of fondant isn't too hard...I just made a Hello Kitty for my daughter's birthday cake. Check out several different photos and just have fun with it!

Ballymena Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 8:05pm
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I suggest cutting up a course hairnet and attaching it to wooden skewers for the tennis court net. Making little people out of fondant is in the Wilton 'Celebrate With Fondant' Book.

majka_ze Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 8:13pm
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If you need online tutorial, here are some.
For polymer clay (and fairy)but you get an idea
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/pcc/suefairy.html

Different approach and from Czech pages but pictures only:
http://www.dortydortikydorticky.estranky.cz/fotoalbum/modelovani/bart-simpson
http://www.dortydortikydorticky.estranky.cz/fotoalbum/modelovani/muzikant

yh9080 Posted 5 Mar 2009 , 9:36pm
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I did a tennis cake. For the net, I glued a rectangle of tulle (sp?) from the fabric dept. onto two lollipop sticks.

You can't really see the net in the picture but here it is....
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1152904

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