How Do I Make Handles?

Decorating By jdharr123 Updated 11 Jun 2008 , 12:59am by tonedna

jdharr123 Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 1:27am
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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!

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emrldsky Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 12:44pm
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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?

Good luck!

DianeLM Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 1:28pm
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Use gumpaste, which dries much firmer and lighter than fondant. Especially for shopping bag handles, which are pretty thin anyway.

bashini Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 3:44pm
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You also can make it Pastilage. You can add the color you want when you knead it. icon_smile.gif

tonedna Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 4:04pm
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I do them on gumpaste and I insert wire on them. Easier to attach and adds some strenght too.
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jdharr123 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 12:53am
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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.

tonedna Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 12:59am
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Doing it the day before is pushing your luck! The least should be 3 days..
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