i am making a basket cake in two weeks. i want it to have an edible handle, but i'm not sure if i should use fondant or royal icing. has anyone ever made a handle?? i'm thinking if i do it out of royal icing, maybe it'll break when transporting it. if i do it out of fondant, will it be sturdy enough?? any help would be much appreciated!
Do you have a photo of the cake you're going to make?? I made a tiny basket out of royal icing (on the garden cake in my photos) and it was a pain.. I did it over wire, and it was just very hard to work with....
If you did it with fondant, I think it would be too mushy. I've had some fondant balls sitting on my counter for a month and they're still mushy... I need to throw them LOL... If you do want to use fondant, mix in 1/2 tsp tylose powder for every 1 lb of fondant. That will make it harden faster and harder. Or, you could use 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. That's what I would do
I would use 50/50 gumpaste and fondant for sure. I have to make a handle next week for a teapot and this is my plan
I made a tea set with fondant handles for the pot and all of the cups and let them harden for over a week- luckily I made 3 tea pot handles and lots of cup handles because a few cup handles broke but all of the teapot handles broke (these were sort of a curling design and the curl was the stresspoint.I did a patch job and all was ok once the bc patch driede.Knowing that next time i will run a floral wire inside the pot handle. Hope that helps
You dont have to use fondant or wire just use gum paste it's easier than fondant it dries very fast in min. insert a small spahgetti into the end and wet each side a little and wolla it's very easy, you gona love it.
I make all my handles out of pastilage....I have yet to have a problem...much lighter then gum paste or fondant when it dries....
You can put some wire in it to give it strenght..