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post #1 of 11
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does anyone know what to use to make shoelaces? i am making a cake with a military boot on it and want to add shoelaces to it, but was wondering what i could use for the shoelace. anyone have any ideas??
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post #2 of 11
Licorice strings would work. You could get red or black.
post #3 of 11
Try black licorice strings. I am not sure where you can get it now days though. You use to see it all the time. Maybe try online.
post #4 of 11
Try getting the licorice strings in a candy store like in a mall or one of those specialty shops. Good luck!
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
licorice strings are a great idea, but since i am in italy and have only the military base exchange, i probably won't be able to find any, and this cake is needed by friday.
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post #6 of 11
use fondant. you can roll it in the shape of the strings and place them in the spots where needed.
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post #7 of 11
If you have a clay gun, you can extrude out some shoelaces with candy clay or fondant.
post #8 of 11
if this is a 3-D cake where you're actually lacing up the shoe (passing the shoelace through eyelets) why not use food-safe ribbon?

if you're unable to find licorice shoelace candy (which would be my first choice and suggestion), then using a thin black ribbon would be my logical alternative. of course, if it's not a 3-D cake, then you can just pipe shoelaces. icon_smile.gif
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post #9 of 11
u could use a garlic press
its starting to look alot like baking.
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its starting to look alot like baking.
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post #10 of 11
For my 3D guitar I just piped it on... it worked really well. I used a garlic press to do the tassles on my grad cake, but the only problem I have with that is that is't hard to make it long enough using a garlic press.
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post #11 of 11
I agree peacockplace it is very hard to make a long piece and keep it in one piece. I would just use a ribbon or string as aunt-judy
suggested or as peacockplace and aunt-judy suggested pipe them on.
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