I have been asked to do a 25 inch keyboard cake. Any helpful hints would be appreciated. Can I print sheet music on rice paper? I am not sure how much carving would be involved and the size and number of the keys (black and white). I am planning on using white fondant that I will airbrush black. Will the black colour run into the white keys? Please advise ASAP. Thanks
The black keys stick up above the white keys. You would do better to make each black key from a strip of black fondant. No carving at all for the keys. The body of the unit should be sheet cake with end pieces of rice krispies treat--no carving except for the corners.
Decide how many octaves (multiples of 7 white keys) you want to make, plus one at the top. Then the white keys are a piece of cake--you roll a strip, use a ruler to indent for each key, lay it down. Done.
The black keys are narrower and shorter. You roll a second strip of black fondant 1/4" thick, cut strips, stick them down. End of story.
Print sheet music onto rice paper--great idea.