Attention Fellow Canadians!

Decorating By cherrycakes Updated 14 May 2009 , 1:00am by cherrycakes

cherrycakes Posted 11 May 2009 , 7:25pm
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Does anyone know if we can get gelatin sheets in Canada? I am making a train for my son's birthday and I need something to use as a windshield as there will be a fondant Lego conductor in the train. I saw someone use a gelatin sheet for a car windshied and I think that's what I need to use. Can we get them here? Thanks!

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antonia74 Posted 11 May 2009 , 8:08pm
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You can! Try checking out some old-school type European grocery stores in your area. I don't know Winnipeg well, just Toronto. icon_redface.gif Here, there's an eastern-European neighbourhood (Polish, Czech) that has boxes of them in the stores. They just look like cardboard lasagna noodle-type boxes, about $3 for 20-40 sheets.

Also, I think the Bulk Barn might sell them?? Not sure, but a friend mentioned she bought some there for gingerbread house windows a few years ago? icon_wink.gif

If you have to resort to online shopping, there's some at www.goldaskitchen.com in Mississauga. Here's the link, though the package makes them seem much smaller and more square than the ones I've usually seen that look like long rectangular lasagna-noodles?? icon_confused.gif

http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?id=170&pid=6022&step=4


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cherrycakes Posted 11 May 2009 , 9:59pm
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Thanks so much for the information!! Love your icing by the way icon_smile.gif I'll check out Bulk Barn tonight!

Would anyone have any suggestions for making a clear "windshield"? I tried melting clear hard candies but they had too many bubbles and became cloudy.

catin Posted 11 May 2009 , 10:17pm
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You can this recipe if you want a windshield look to your fondant . I tried it and I like the way it turns out .

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7292-Edible-Vanish.html

charleydog Posted 11 May 2009 , 10:22pm
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Also try belle cake & candy on ST Mary's Road...they have some great stuff that is hard to find...call them first though, they have wierd hours...

cherrycakes Posted 11 May 2009 , 10:28pm
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I used to get more from Belle Cake & Candy but they have seriously reduced their retail end of the business - too bad because there's not a lot of options in Winnipeg! But I'll check anyway.

charleydog Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:33am
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Apparently Safeway may sell them as well, under the brand name Knoxx...

I haven't been to Belle in a while, sorry about that

cherrycakes Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:00am
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Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions! I found the gelatin sheets from a German meat store (Portage Meats) and they are made by Dr. Oetker. Now if I can figure out how to use them on the cake...

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