How Do I Make A Gumpaste Lighthouse?

Decorating By tokazodo Updated 10 Feb 2011 , 11:15am by Sam_paggers

tokazodo Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 3:10am
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I want to make a lighthouse cake topper but I am stumped. I want it to be about 8" tall, maybe making a cylinder out of rkt and covering with fondant/gumpaste.
Where I'm getting stumped is the top of the lighthouse. The glass/lenses and the rails around the top.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
tokazodo

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Ursula40 Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 1:45am
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You can make glass out of gelatine, same procedure as for gelatin flowers or butterflies, make a thick gelatin, smear it on a flat surface and when completely dry, cut to size. If you can get hold of a small LED you could even make the lighthouse light up.

Railing, make out of pastillage or gumpaste, just give it plenty of time to dry

tokazodo Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 10:55am
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Thank you!

Ursula40 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 11:15am
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You're wellcome, make sure to let me know, when you've posted the picture, can't wait to see it

Sam_paggers Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 11:15am
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I made glass windows for my gingerbread house from melting yellow and red candies together on a sheet of foil then when cooled somewhat, i scored the 'glass' sheet so it would snap easily into the panels sizes i needed. Not sure if its plausible though on top of a round tower

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