How To Make A Car Appear To Be "flying" Over A Str

Decorating By Mencked Updated 13 Oct 2009 , 2:03pm by Mencked

Mencked Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 8:10pm
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I'm doing a Dukes of Hazzard themed groom's cake next week and the groom wants the car (matchbox sized) to be "flying" over a river. Any ideas on how to make this happen?

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TexasSugar Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 8:13pm
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Blue colored wire under the car?

indydebi Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 8:15pm
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a real matchbox car or a fondant/gumpaste car? icon_confused.gif

Mencked Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 8:20pm
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A real matchbox car.

indydebi Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 8:22pm
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string around the car, suspended from the ceiling.

get real, dude. There's a particular law we have to go by. It's called the Law of Gravity! dunce.gif

Unless you smash the car into a building, then you can shove it into a building made of cake? icon_biggrin.gif

Mencked Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 8:59pm
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I'm sure it can be done....I was even thinking I might attach it to a clear plastic utensil jammed into the cake....I'm getting a little desperate..but the blue wire....maybe....where does one buy blue wire?

txnonnie Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:07pm
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Look in the jewerly section of Hobby Lobby or Michaels for blue wire. Perhaps even in the floral section.

TexasSugar Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:15pm
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I have no idea where one buys blue wire. I was just thinking blue since it'd blend in with the color of the river.

Do you have white floral tape? I'd over floral wire (maybe a couple of pieces) with white floral tape and paint it blue.

Or maybe you could figure out how to attach a clear plastic straw to the car?

cabecakes Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 9:21pm
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What about a clear plastic cocktail stir or a clear plastic straw.

Doug Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 10:29pm
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wire hidden in what looks like a long trail of dirt and smoke coming off the back end of the car.

can curve wire

can anchor wire in cake and have it completely hidden.

Kavingate Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 2:08am
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I did this airplane cake with a dowel stuck in the back of the plane, and the dowel was concealed by the exhaust "cloud" made out of gumpaste:

Mencked Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 2:03pm
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Brilliant guys!!! Thanks so much, I knew you would have great ideas! Now, I'll see which one works best for me. Again, thanks!!!!

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