bluejeannes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:24pm
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Im having trouble with this fishing rod Im making. I used a spaghetti stick and wrapped it in gum paste. I used thread for the line and that part I like, but for some reason I just can't get the rod right. Any suggestions?

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tesso Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:34pm
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how big are you making it? how long before it has to be done?

i must say making a fishing rod would be so much fun!

tokazodo Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:45pm
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I know it's not edible, but how about using a bamboo skewer, like for shish-ka-bobs? Just a thought, not necessarily a good one!

dholdenrn Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:49pm
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I made one yesterday out of a bamboo skewer and it was cute...I used white paper covered wire for the line.

bluejeannes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 6:51pm
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it only has to be about maybe 5 inches more or less. It needs to be done for Sunday (it's a cake for my hubby, so it doesn't need to be perfect, but I just can't stand when something doesn't look right!)
It IS fun making it, I did the bobber and it looks awesome! Pretty happy about that, but not so happy about the rod!
The bamboo skewer might work, I want to try something edible first, but if it's just not working I might try that! Thanks tokazodo

tesso Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 7:10pm
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try making it out of fondant. Since it is small, it should have plenty of time to dry.

jones5cm Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 7:25pm
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I've made 2 fishing rods:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1523797⊂=1523799
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1436436⊂=1436437
they are both made with a sucker stick and gumpaste handle and reel. the second one is more detailed; but unedible - I used tiny ring hooks used for picture hanging as the fishing line guides (just screwed them into the sucker stick.
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love2makecakes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 7:26pm
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i just made one using brown covered floral wire. turned out really nice i thought.

bluejeannes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 7:39pm
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These are great ideas. I like the floral wire one (but is it safe to stick it in the cake?) cuz then you can bend it to look real. I betcha I'll end up going non-edible on this!

love2makecakes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 7:44pm

yeah, it would not be food safe. mine was actually being held by a gum paste fisherman so was not actually touching the cake. you could always stick a small stir straw in the cake first and then stick the fishing pole into the staw so that the floral wire was not touching the cake. yes, you would be able to bend it and i actually made a very small loop at the end of the pole to stick the fishing line threw.

tokazodo Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 7:55pm
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Originally Posted by jones5cm

I've made 2 fishing rods:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1523797⊂=1523799
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1436436⊂=1436437
they are both made with a sucker stick and gumpaste handle and reel. the second one is more detailed; but unedible - I used tiny ring hooks used for picture hanging as the fishing line guides (just screwed them into the sucker stick.
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And your cakes and fishing poles look wonderful! I'd use these photos as a guide! Nice Work, jones5cm!

jones5cm Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 8:24pm

Thanks tokazodo!! I'm flattered! Pictures always help me...I'm so visualicon_smile.gif

bluejeannes Posted 4 Aug 2010 , 9:08pm

wow jones5cm, those ARE awesome cakes. And great fishing rods too. I love them!

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