I just received a call from from a Mother making her son a guitar cake. She wanted to use liquorish for strings but could not find any. We are in a very rural area. She was asking for ideas, I thought Twisters but she said they were not long enough. Needs 16 inches. She is not familiar with fondant or gum paste looking for easier method. Any ideas?? I know I am a "push over" but I would like to be able to offer some suggestions. Thanks for any input.
I've heard of some using dental floss and then covering the lines with royal icing. Sometimes the craft stores have thin round wire looking trims also. Happy hunting and good luck!!! I always use gumpaste in a gun , I know that's not possible with her though.
I used uncooked spaghetti painted with Wilton's silver dust. You have to use I believe it was like 3 and a half pieces for each string but it worked in a pinch. I tried to use real strings and I couldn't get them to stay right so had to compromise at the last minute. You can view a pic in my gallery.
Thanks, I appreciate your help, I'll call and pass them on. Both sound good.
I have just piped strings on for a cartoon like guitar, ie Hannah Montana cake, but for a Les Paul guitar grooms cake, I used jewelry wire, purchased at Wal-Mart, cheap, but looks realistic. Just remember to tell them they are not edible.
i have made two guitars...........i use silver quilting thread...looks realistic but is really easy to use.