What Are These?

Decorating By hobbymommy Updated 21 Sep 2011 , 7:43pm by LisaPeps

hobbymommy Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 5:41pm
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I'm not sure how to post links or pictures, I've tried several, SEVERAL times & I can't seem to figure it out. So I posted the picture on flickr & just grabbed the link.
Anyway, I need to make this boat. WHAT are the metal things holding up the roof & WHERE can I purchase them?

I appreciate any help offered. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! =)

Crystal


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mayo2222 Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 6:15pm
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Couldn't you just purchase some heavy gauge wire and cut to your desired length and shape?

ReneeFLL Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 6:26pm
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They look really shiny. If they are metal, my guess would be either stainless steel or aluminum. What about some sort of thich pasta painted with the airbrush silver sheen?

superwawa Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by ReneeFLL

They look really shiny. If they are metal, my guess would be either stainless steel or aluminum. What about some sort of thich pasta painted with the airbrush silver sheen?




Or use the same idea with dowels or skewers if you want something stronger than pasta. Good Luck!

grandmomof1 Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 6:51pm
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Why not use wooden skewers covered in fondant then painted silver? The ones in the picture look metal to me. You could achieve a very similar look using the wooden skewers.

lsz1978 Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 7:05pm
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i have made a boat cake before, and i used metal skewers and heavy gauge wire from the craft store... it wasn't very easy to work with, but it got the job done!

hobbymommy Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 7:43pm
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I really like the sound of the heavy gauge wire. BUT, if I do choose to use this, will the weight of the gum paste 'roof' cause the wire to bend, you think? I have some skewers I can use in case this happens, but would rather use the wire.

THANKS!
Crystal

LisaPeps Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 7:43pm
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I'd use Toothpicks painted with silver edible paint.

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