Hi everyone. I need some help please. I've been asked to make a hair dresser themed birthday cake. Any ideas what would be best to use for making edible hair straighteners, hairdryer, scissors & large hair clips. Thanks
fondant plus cornstarch
what is a hair straightener? a product?
They are used to straighten your hair. Not sure if they have a different name in the US. My sister-in-law is a hairdresser so I've been asked to make a birthday cake based on that.
oh, like a curling iron only it straightens -- duh on me -- sometimes also called a flat iron
I'd use modeling chocolate since it's easy to manipulate into weird shapes and you can smooth it out easier than you can with fondant. I did a tool box cake once with chocolate clay tools and they were really easy to make.
Thanks for your advice. I'm quite new to cake decorating so appreciate you help. Haven't used modelling chocolate before so looking forward to trying it.
Whatever you choose to make it with do yourself a favor and start working on the pieces as soon as possible. This will save you a lot of last minute stress! Fondant and modeling chocolate keep a long time.
Thanks for this. I'm off work Friday so will make them then. I need to have the cake finished for Monday but am working all weekend.
just a random though -- if you are making these their real size you might want to use a pretzel rod inside for the straighteners -- if you are making them smaller then no need --
hope all goes very well