Thanks everybody!@ Parable:
Those gelatin decorations are amazing! But I'm concern about the texture I'll get and if it will be kinda soft. I really need to have something as solid as glass, in which case, I'll stick to the sugar (had no luck finding Isomalt @ the local store)@ K8:
Loved your "sound effects" when using the blow torch!!!
As exciting as it sounds, I'll pass on that one only because I don't have access to that toy (Christmas is coming, right???)
Thanks for the tip on adding the color. Maybe I'll use a hint of blue on it, even though I don't think it will make a difference as it will have black on the background. Oh well! Maybe the lens will fall off as soon as they cut the cake and everybody will admire the magnificence of my experiment... LOL@ JustBeck:
You are brave! That sugar thing gets freaking HOT! I don't dare pouring it into some tupperware container. Plus the shape of the original lens actually has a little bit of a curve and tomorrow I'll experiment with a mini plate that I have for serving dipping olive oil with herbs!
Thanks for all the great advice and links!!!
As I make progress on this project, I'll post a couple of pics.
I'm short on time this week and I'm concerned because I want to make the camera and lens ahead, BUT I can't get started too early as the cake will be super old by Sunday. Since it's covered with fondant, I can't stick it in the fridge either, so, I'm outta luck there.
And, to make things more exciting, I must travel with my sugary camera and lens as carry on and finish the cake in Buffalo, NY (I live in Atlanta, GA) ... So, this is going to be interesting, but I'm excited about the challenge.
Again, thanks for all your help and advice!