Edible Hair Straighteners - What's Best To Use?

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Garfield1 Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 10:51am
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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

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-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 11:49am
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fondant plus cornstarch

what is a hair straightener? a product?

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Garfield1 Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 12:09pm
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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. 

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-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 12:27pm
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oh, like a curling iron only it straightens -- duh on me -- sometimes also called a flat iron

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costumeczar Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 1:04pm
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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.

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Garfield1 Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 2:28pm
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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.

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Pastrybaglady Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 7:25pm
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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.

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Garfield1 Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 7:50pm
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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. 

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-K8memphis Posted 30 Dec 2015 , 10:24pm
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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

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