I drew a template to cut out the shape, it was a good way to get the cake cut out evenly, and i built up the end of the cake with offcuts. i made 2 litres of ganache to fill and cover the thong.
I attached plastic straps but didnt like the effect, i covered them in red fondant but even with tissues underneath, they didnt set hard....aaaarrrggghhh! so i took them off and used some hard plastic from a cut lemonade bottle (washed and santised of course)The difference was that the plastic had a curve to it and therefore wanted to stand up like thong straps should.
i used a hand tool to texturise the edges of the thongs and added a white fondant star to cover where i taped the straps to the skewer.
i added some raw sugar and royal icing mixture with two drops of ivory to achieve the sand colour them used my palette knife (I all it knifula)to trowel it on...it looked so good!
i delivereed the cake and at the cake cutting i got to carve the cake up as well! it was yummo!
Get your aussie thong on !!!!!!!!