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post #1 of 14
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DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO MAKE TASSELLS OUT OF GUMPASTE/FONDANT?ANY HINTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
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post #2 of 14
Do you have a sugarpaste gun? if so just use the multiple hole disc and squeez out the lenght you need then at a cap at the top of the tassel.. or just form the shape of a tassell and use a toothpick and make indents on it to create a tassel look.. hth icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #3 of 14
i also use a garlic press for tassels, grass, etc.
post #4 of 14
I use my pasta attachment for my Kitchen Aid! I LOVE IT!

Beth
post #5 of 14
Ohh Bethola! I like that idea! I never even thought of that on...I will have to give it a try.. How have you been...?
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post #6 of 14
Good thanks! Keep thinkin' I'm gonna take a "cake break" and then someone just "has to have" a cake! LOL

Have you been keepin' busy as well?

Beth in KY
post #7 of 14
i have a clay extruder that i use
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post #8 of 14
butterflywings...i just bought an extruder last night because i'm attempting to make collette peter's pasta-roni cake...i need to make spaghetti. I tried to push fondant through but it took major muscle work...do you have a suggestion on how to make it work better? I bought mine from Joann's...it's fairly small...probably six or seven inches long. i kneaded the fondant a bit...and I thought about maybe nuking it for a few seconds to soften it, but i've never done that before and wasn't sure if it would damage the fondant too much. how do you do your's?
post #9 of 14
i grease the fondant w/shortening.. not much, just enough to make it slickery (yes, that's my new word LOL). i have a cheapy clay gun right now, the Makin's one that you have to PUSH.. I want to get the nicer one that screws (not so hard on the hands LOL)
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post #10 of 14
oh good!! i'll try that idea first...yeah i was pretty disappointed....i hate spending money on things that i don't know for sure are gonna work! arg! i like bethola's kitchen-aid pasta attachment idea too.... icon_lol.gif thanks for sharing!! i'll let you know how it goes icon_smile.gif

Oh! and thanks for getting back so quickly...i JUST posted that and figured i'd check back tomorrow! the cake's due tues. morning.
post #11 of 14
i use a play-do fun factiru machine thing. it has a slot with tiny holes to create tassels...that's i've used in the past.
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by butterflywings

i grease the fondant w/shortening.. not much, just enough to make it slickery (yes, that's my new word LOL). i have a cheapy clay gun right now, the Makin's one that you have to PUSH.. I want to get the nicer one that screws (not so hard on the hands LOL)



I have the one that screws. I used one of those hobby lobby coupons when I got it, so it wasn't too expensive. I usually will microwave the fondant (I use MMF) for a few seconds so it gets squishy. It's a little bit tedious unscrewing it to fill up again and it seems to need refilled really quickly. Other than that, I like it.
post #13 of 14
Texas_Rose -- I've heard lots of good things about that particular Makin's tool and I WILL get it one of these days LOL
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post #14 of 14
My first choice is an extruder gun but my boss showed me a trick to use in a pinch...just cut a square of paste and then use a knife to cut small ribbons into it, just dont cut all the way through....leave about 1/4"-1/2" (depending on size of tassel) at the end. Then just start at one end of the non-cut edge, and roll it up, and pinch the top together. There you have a quick and easy tassel.
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