I want to make a replica of the Yamaha U3 Upright Piano, cake topper. I have searched everywhere without success for any guide to achieve this. All info and advice is for a grand piano but none for an upright. A tutorial would be perfect but a template, advice on how to go about it would bw greatly appreciated. Cheers
I would make a 'box' out of rice crispy treats, cover it in fondant and go from there. I'm guessing that this will be on the smaller side? There is a lot of detail in a piano and its easy to get lost trying to perfect the minute details....this is one of those instances where keeping it simple will probably read better, use clipart as a reference.
I did a whole cake grand piano style for my dad. was gonna go 88 keys and be proper then I had idea to make 70 keys cause that was how old he was. was a first time using the type of fondant I used and wasn't a nice smooth job but I had fun and he loved it. so on that note I printed off lots of pics of the piano from different angles. and wrote down dimensions etc. I aould imagine covering rk treats in black fondant would be easiest. also I did the keys with white and dark chocolate. cleaner and sharper looking than fondant. make your strip of keys and then use a hot knife to make the spaces between keys. anyway can't wait to see that. or maybe modeling chocolate and not rk treats covered? gonna be pretty small
I used marzipan for piano keys and I really liked the way it turned out -- on the rkt -- I use a zester to scrape them smooth after they set up -- or whisk them in the food processor before cooking -- but of course some folks just use store bought too ~