I want to make a lap top cake and I want the screen to look like glass. Is their a product I can use?
the easiest thing to do is get some jolly ranchers and melt them in the oven on foil like three hundred degrees or three fifty or so --
how big do you need it?
Probably the screen should be 4" x 6". Thank you. After you melt it, what do you do? I would want it pretty squared on the edges.
well a mold would be nice -- but honestly you can get your edges with the trim around the screen -- If you want the screen to be the total edge of the laptop you'll probably need a mold --
what I was suggesting is melt the jolly ranchers or whatever hard candy on some aluminum foil -- then after it cools you can remove the foil and voila
Oh yes. That'll work! Thanks so much for your expertise! Nice of you to share. So you mean, make an edge around the foil and pour the mixture in there, right? Sort of like making a mold out of the foil. But then trim the screen with fondant to make it more truly square.
exactly -- i'd use a heavy duty foil and don't get any wrinkles in it where the screen is -- they will show but if you want a glare on to show on your screen -- you know what to do -- and I think you can grease the foil -- y'know a light pam spray thing -- don't worry if it doesn't work the first few times -- you can re-melt -- and make an extra one or two too --
you are very welcome
What about using baking paper instead of foil?
You could draw the shape you need on the paper, flip the paper so the drawing is on the back and then put the crushed lollies inside your shape roughly.
Baking paper wont wrinkle like foil and it will also peel off the hard lollies easily after you have melted and cooled them.
Thank you for the suggestion but I will need the edge that foil will provide and in my experience parchment paper does rather ruffle under moisture.
I have poured hot rock candy on it several times and it has never wrinkled on me but I can see where you want the foil for the edge. I do wonder (and I am sure K8 can tell us :-) if the foil will stick and be hard to get off once the lollies set up.
Probably you would have to spray the foil with Pam or something.
the foil peels off -- yes I spray mine -- but they have non-stick foil too -- not sure how heavy duty it is -- but I've used regular foil too -- heavy duty foil is not essential
Than you K8memphis. I will not be doing this until September but I will let you know how it goes.
practice now if you can