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How can I make a completely edible model car? Answered

My son is 11 years old and has been given a school project to create a completely edible model car that will actually roll down a ramp. It needs axels and wheels, and we are stuck, particularly about how to make an edible axel. Any ideas?

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thrashermanTotalDIY
thrashermanTotalDIY

9 years ago

make the frame out of fondant, stick oretzel sticks as axles, cookies on the end(or crackers) it won't roll quickly. This is a ridiculous project. You would have to do a lot of work and trial and error

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name0
name0

11 years ago

that is sooo sooo ssssooooo weird b/c i just got that same assignment the other day what a coincidence!!!!!!! :)

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CameronSS
CameronSS

11 years ago

Brainstorming below:
  • Pretzel stick (scrape off the salt crystals)
  • Spaghetti (edible if you can choke it down)
  • Sugar crystals (would require some work, and be brittle)
  • Rounded strip of carrot
  • Ice?
  • Molded peanut brittle
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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

The peanut brittle makes me think hard candy/sugar glass. I wish I had to make edible school projects at age 11.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Answer 11 years ago

Like I said..."sugar crystals"...

:-P

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

Crystals are the enemy of hard candies :P you want a smooth...thing... :P theres love. I feel it. :D

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

one of my fave songs :D I thought you were gonna post my sugar/candy experiments videos :D

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Bert99
Bert99

11 years ago

Carve it out of Chocolate.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

. I'm having a hard time thinking of something besides what W'burg has suggested for axles. . Pretzel sticks may be too brittle. Something relatively soft for tires (string licorice?) might absorb enough shock to protect the pretzels. If the ramp isn't very long, it may not be a big deal. . Spaghetti probably flexes enough to work well. Do they make spaghetti large enough? . A carrot stick sounds like something worth trying. If a fresh one doesn't work, try using a dried one. . I'm guessing that sugar will be too brittle and ice just doesn't sound very practical. . . For general construction, I'll add: . Cookies . Decorative icing for glue

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 11 years ago

. Oops! Those were CameronSS's suggestions. I don't know where I got W'burg from (vaguely similar avatars?). Sorry.

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Ria Hawk
Ria Hawk

11 years ago

If you can get peppermint sticks, they'd make dandy axles, though I have no idea how you'd attatch them. Life Savers would make good wheels, as long as your axles will fit into the holes. So would wagon wheel pasta, if you can get away with uncooked pasta. If you feel particularly adventurous, you could try baking bread/dense cake into the parts...

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and7barton
and7barton

11 years ago

Why not use macaroni ? - It's a good wide cylindrical shape. But it would need to be cooked to eat it afterwards - So how about "Sweet cigarettes" - If they are available these days.

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

11 years ago

If you're feeling enthusiastic, you could make a FULL SIZE edible car. (I'd imagine it feels a bit spongy around corners though ;¬)