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How do I make fondant stick to a plastic mold temporarily?

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I want to make a fondant cowboy hat topper by covering a small plastic party hat (about 8-inch diameter at the brim) and let it dry.  I'm trying to figure out what to use to make the fondant stick to the mold when I cover it, but will release when it dries hard.  I'm assuming water will form a glue that won't release.  I'm wondering if shortening would work.  I made a practice piece with just a dusting of cornstarch on the mold but the fondant did not stick to the mold at all, and it left lumps underneath.  Has anyone done something similar?

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I read in a magazine yesterday about molding fondant on a vase for a project, and they used trex on the vase before covering it with fondant ...... I've not tried it myself tho, but sounds like it could! Hope that helps!
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For her wine bottle in this tutorial she used a ton of cornstarch, but i'm sure you can use Parchment paper or wax paper.

 

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/04/wine-bottle-in-crate-cake.html?utm_source=BP_recent

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Thanks for your replies.  And thanks for the link to the sugarsweetcakesandtreats blog, looks like a lot of good tutorials there.  I ended up coating the hat with a very thin coat of shortening (wiping most of it off).  The fondant didn't grip as tight as I'd like, but I managed to get it covered.  Now if I can only resist the urge to fuss with it before it tries completely. 

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