What Do I Use To Make Something Appear As If It Is Floating?

Decorating By JayneNee Updated 6 Mar 2013 , 12:39am by shanter

JayneNee Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 6:11pm
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I am putting a silhouette of a singer on top of my cake and I want to add some very small black gum paste music notes so they appear to be coming out of the mouth.  I want to use something very thin and almost transparent so the notes will appear to be floating out of his mouth.  As I strive for using only edible items I was thinking of using very thin uncooked spaghetti.  Does anyone have a better suggestion or should I just resolve and use wire?  Thanking you in advance for your suggestions!

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Izzy Sweet Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 7:02pm
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I am thinking the uncooked noodle would crack possibly .. Have you thought about isomalt ?

JayneNee Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 12:19am
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Thanks.  I don't have isomalt but you did give me the idea of maybe using spun sugar threads or maybe melting down hard candies.

shanter Posted 6 Mar 2013 , 12:39am
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How about using colored gelatin cut into shapes of notes? Like this:

http://www.thecraftshoponline.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=5371

 

They would be really light weight. Affix them to transparent wire, such as

http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Hardware/Builders/Household/Wire/30-25ga-Transparent-Wire/_/N-ntjqq/R-I5463731

 

They and the singer are not going to be eaten, are they? However,  I understand your wanting to use only edible things on cakes, so maybe you don't want to use wire.

How about transparent noodles (cellophane noodles):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellophane_noodles

 

I have no idea how strong they would be, but the gelatin notes would weight almost nothing.

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