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Has anyone on here done a similar cake? Any tips?

 

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post #2 of 31
That's really cool. :)I like how they carved the cello side!
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what do you think the strings might be made of? All I can find out about it is that it was for some conductors birthday. I have a family member who has been the best nanny to my granddaughter since birth. She plays all kinds of instruments and would LOVE this. Of course I could not do it justice but I think I could pull off a fair rendition....maybe

post #4 of 31
You could use dental floss, it would be safe to put on the cake and might be the right diameter for the strings.
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No but I just did a whole viola. If that was my cake I would cover it with white fondant as a whole. Paint and indent the cello side. Then add the line indentations for the keys on the piano side. Followed by adding all the black accent pieces  and keys for the piano side and the bridge, finger board and strings for the cello side. Then any other small details left to add. HTH. GL. Post a pic when you're done.

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post #6 of 31
It looks like floral wire, but I'm looking at it on my phone so I can't see super close
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It looks like floral wire, but I'm looking at it on my phone so I can't see super close
Hahaha, me too, I'm trying to squint to see it! icon_smile.gif
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Moved to my pc, it does look like wire. That would be easier too since it's already stiff.

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post #9 of 31

You could make unbreakable gel. Or use angel hair pasta painted with silver.

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I wouldn't use wire on a design like that. Maybe a BIG cake, where it would be really obvious to take them off, but something that small, I'd go with edible. You never know, customers are not, ummmm, brilliant at all times and could forget one, and it could get pushed into the cake when they cut it, and someone may inadvertently eat it.

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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by keepingitreal21 View Post

No but I just did a whole viola. If that was my cake I would cover it with white fondant as a whole. Paint and indent the cello side. Then add the line indentations for the keys on the piano side. Followed by adding all the black accent pieces  and keys for the piano side and the bridge, finger board and strings for the cello side. Then any other small details left to add. HTH. GL. Post a pic when you're done.

If I don't post a pic you'll know it was a disaster! lol I was going to use chocolate fondant for the cello side but I like your idea better

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You could make unbreakable gel. Or use angel hair pasta painted with silver.

I like the angel hair pasta idea! And it is already in the cabinet...I just don't have any vodka for m shimmer dust. Guess it's time for a trip to the package store! Do you think a liter would be enough? lol

post #13 of 31
Hmm. The visual equivalent of some timbres that synthesist Wendy Carlos invented, when she first got going with digital: by grafting the envelope of one sound onto the partials of another, she came up with the sounds of a bowed piano, and of a cello played with piano hammers (the latter finds a place near the end of one of the movements of her "Digital Moonscapes" suite for digitally simulated orchestra).

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post #14 of 31
I've read of some people using Extracts to mix their coloring, it just doesn't dry/evaporate as quickly.

It does look like wire right?! Lol

But AZ made a good point with the angel hair, I always use it with characters for kids cakes but I never thought to paint it. Nice!
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I like the angel hair pasta idea! And it is already in the cabinet...I just don't have any vodka for m shimmer dust. Guess it's time for a trip to the package store! Do you think a liter would be enough? lol

You can check out my pictures to see how the unbreakable gel looks on the Viola cake I made if you would like. However for such a small scale, pasta on hand is a lot easier and cheaper. I had the unbreakable gel on hand and needed a neater look for a larger scale.

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