Guitar Strings

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lilcupcake0309 Posted 13 May 2011 , 2:44am
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I'm wondering what's the best way to make guitar strings on a fondant covered guitar. Last time I piped thin lines and that worked ok but wondering if anyone has a better idea. I just practiced painting some lines on a paper towel but not sure if that is going to work.

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CWR41 Posted 13 May 2011 , 3:11am
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You could use real guitar strings, or use uncooked spaghetti.

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SammieB Posted 13 May 2011 , 3:15am
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I use metallic embroidery thread for mine. Check my pictures. Also, real guitar strings would be fairly hard to pull taut and get straight. But they would look great if you got it to work!

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BJ Posted 13 May 2011 , 3:21am
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I did a fondant guitar on a buttercream iced cake also (see in my pix). I piped black buttercream but it was difficult. Of course after doing the cake - I was walking down an isle at the grocery store and candy was on one side - I saw string black liquorish (?spelling) and I thought - oh man - that would have been perfect for guitar strings! Just a thought...... icon_rolleyes.gif

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peachspider Posted 13 May 2011 , 3:44am
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I used fondant extruder or clay gun for the strings on the violin I made (check out my Violin and Violet cake). It should also work for guitar strings. icon_smile.gif

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Periperi Posted 13 May 2011 , 3:49am
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I too have used metalic thread.

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Evoir Posted 13 May 2011 , 4:08am
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Crazboutcakes Posted 13 May 2011 , 4:11am
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I did BC on a butter cream and needless to say you really have to have a steady hand and unfortunitly I didn't icon_smile.gif

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crisseyann Posted 13 May 2011 , 4:45am
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I used spaghetti and dry-dusted with silver lustre dust.

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akahoney Posted 13 May 2011 , 3:43pm
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I used the straight metal wire from the floral department in Michaels. Instead of making them flat I arched them from the top of the gutar to around the bottom it made the cake really cute but it was a little girls cake that had a lot of other busy stuff on it.

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lilcupcake0309 Posted 13 May 2011 , 6:51pm
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You guys are awesome! I think I'll try spaghetti since I already have some.

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