Could any of you clever people out there advise me on how to get "glass effect" for a front windscreen on
a carved car cake please ?
I have been asked to do an MG sports car andso also need advice on how to make it stand upright
from the bonnet as the roof will be down !
About the windshield, are you using buttercream or fondant? I've seen fondant hit with steam to make it shiny.
Have ou worked with isomalt before? That will give you a glass look, if you can get it clear enough.
AI made a convertible car, and used sheet gelatine (unsoaked of course!) for the windscreen. I then just added a thin extruded rope of fondant to trim the exposed edges. I put the gelatine into the main part of the car (just in front of the dash) when I had just covered the body of the car, so the fondant was still soft and the gelatine could slide into the fondant to be held in place. It won't give you a perfectly glass-like look, the isomalt will do that, but it's simple if you don't have access to isomalt.
Gelatin is a good idea too.
Thank you for your suggestions. I have never heard of Isomalt - not sure if it's available in the UK but
think the gelatine idea is a good one !
The car itself will be made from cake then covered in sugarpaste (fondant) so I should be
able to fix the gelatine as you suggested.