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you could pipe it in a basket weave pattern
or you could press a texture mat against fondant to get the straw looking hat surface
or you could use a paring knife to make hatch marks on either buttercream or fondant to get that look
then when you color over it it will take on the appreance of straw
When I did this one:
I used a mat like this as an impression mat on the fondant:
The hardest part was getting the center of the fondant to center correctly on the cake.
That at is just awesome!
Thank you. I was always kind of sad that this particular cake didn't garner any comment when I first posted it. Probably had more to do with when I posted it.
Again, thank you for your comment.
So this! I was just talking about that the other day. I once posted a cake that was gone in less than a minute. No one ever even saw it.
Perhaps ask for help a little earlier next time.