I am going to be making a Macy's shopping bag cake this week and I dont know how to make the handles. I tried making a fondant basket handle a few months ago and it broke it was too heavy. How do you make handles for your cakes? Thanks is advance for your advice!
You can try gum paste for the handles. It'll dry pretty hard, and I'm assuming the handles are kind of a thin roll?
Use gumpaste, which dries much firmer and lighter than fondant. Especially for shopping bag handles, which are pretty thin anyway.
You also can make it Pastilage. You can add the color you want when you knead it.
I do them on gumpaste and I insert wire on them. Easier to attach and adds some strenght too.
Thanks! How long will the gumpaste need to dry? Overnight or longer? Maybe last time I didnt let it dry long enough?
Thanks again for your advice.
Doing it the day before is pushing your luck! The least should be 3 days..