Help With Piano Or Keyboard Keys Please

Decorating By chilz822 Updated 20 Apr 2010 , 4:32am by CWR41

chilz822 Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 11:31pm
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All,
I've had a last minute request for a keyboard cake (not a computer keyboard, a musical keyboard). I am unsure how to mold or shape the individual white keys to make them look realistic. I'm in a time crunch because I have to have this done by Friday morning (and I work a regular fulltime job during the day! UGH!)...

Can anyone give me any ideas? This will be a fondant cake and I want to make it look as close to a real musical keyboard as I can...

Thanks so much in advance!

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DianeLM Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 11:44pm
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Rather than molding the keys individually, make a thick sheet of white fondant and make impressions between the keys with a long, thin item, such as the side of a ruler or blade. Then, you only have to mold the black keys - EASY - and place them in the appropriate spaces over the white keys.

cheatize Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 12:46am
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Not sure if they would be too thick and I don't know the cake size, but doesn't dipping Kit Kats in black candy melts sound like they would work? Maybe?

chilz822 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 4:00am
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wow, now that's creative!
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CWR41 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 4:32am
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Originally Posted by cheatize

Not sure if they would be too thick and I don't know the cake size, but doesn't dipping Kit Kats in black candy melts sound like they would work? Maybe?




I've painted black chocolate onto Kit Kats for the black piano keys. It worked well, especially if there's a worry they'll end up too thick.

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