scratchdog Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 4:23am
post #1 of

Does anyone have any ideas how to make eyeglasses to put on top of a cake. I tried making them out of gumpaste and they crumbled.

4 replies
linstead Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 5:10am
post #2 of

I would make them out of gelatin - Take some white cloth covered wire and shape like glasses. Make the gelatin (like you would for gelatin flowers) and dip the wire frames in the (clear) gelatin. Let dry and then I would form frames out of fondant and wrap around the wires. Of course if you do it this way the glasses can't be too large.

lomikesa Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 5:14am
post #3 of

Can you be more specific, what type of eye glasses? I did a pair of sun glasses for my Fancy Nancy cake, but Aine2 has a free tutorial in her website to do reading glasses with wire.


http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1737609⊂=1737617

http://www.flickr.com/photos/extra-icing/sets/72157600373593538

tyty Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 5:40am
post #4 of

I made sunglasses for Olga's 2010 cake with a fondant gumpaste mix. I used tinted acetate for the lenses. Gelatin would be even better because it's edible.

scratchdog Posted 23 Dec 2010 , 3:11am
post #5 of

thanks everyone, they turned out fantastic. I did sugar for the lense and modeling chocolate for the frames. I built them on the cake so I wouldn't have to move them.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%