How do you think he supported the upright portion so seamlessly?
It seems like the weight of it would just topple is over and it doesn't look like a seperate piece (I bet it is, but how does he make it look like it's not).
He doesn't seem to answer questions, so I am looking for help because I need to do this in a couple weeks .
Making it in two pieces might be easier on your nerves Make the pieces separately out of gum paste or 50/50 gum paste/fondant, but while molding the screen portion, including the hinge, put several long bamboo skewers or lolly sticks in place, the longer ones that will go through a good portion of the cake when assembling. I would even try calculating where the skewers would/will pierce the cake board and score holes there for extra support (let me know if you need me to explain that better). The bottom piece only needs to be resting against the top piece to appear as one continuous 'unit'. These pieces look thick, so allow plenty of time to dry! HTH!
It looks like it's chocolate not fondant or gumpaste. He could've made a mold to get it as 1 piece.
It looks like the lid is fondant/gumpaste covered foam (notice the bumps?)
It looks like foam to me.
I'd go with Styro or rice crispy treats covered in chocolate
If you make this out of gumpaste it will be very heavy depending on the size. Might be something you want to think about.
If you look at your picture, it looks quite large--like a laptop. But if you check out the other pic, it's only around 2"x5"--much easier to accomplish. I'd use 50/50 fondant/gumpaste with skewers put inside the top part to "stab' into the cake.
Thank you all!